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AWAL Events Calendar 2021

Dear AWAL Members,

Firstly, Wishing you all a hopefully happier New Year than last!

AWAL is assembling an Events calendar, that the Association will endeavour to have a presence at.
To any member wishing to suggest an event be added, please do not hesitate to contact me (preferably via email).  I am looking forward to including fly-ins, air shows and other get-togethers from all states.  The calendar will be updated periodically going forward.

Calendar of Events 2021

Date                           Event                                   Location

6-7 Mar              AWAL Fast & training             Bathurst, NSW
26-28 Mar          AAAA national Fly-in              Echuca, VIC
18 Apr                Wings, Wheels & Wine         Mudgee, NSW
03-04 Jul            Brisbane Airshow                 Watts Bridge QLD
17 Oct                Jamestown Air Spectacular  Jamestown, SA
13-14 Nov          Wings over Illawarra             Wollongong NSW
23-28 Nov          Avalon 2021                          Avalon Airport, VIC

FAST Clinic and Training Weekend

I am looking at organising a FAST clinic and training weekend, 6/7 Mar 2021.
Location will be Bathurst at this stage.
If you are interested in attending please contact me asap.

Thank you!

Charlie Camilleri
AWAL Director – Events Officer
Mb: 0409 455 084

Yak52 Elevator Bellcrank

The ATSB has issued a Safety Advisory Notice to Yak52 owners and maintainers. Albeit not the cause of the Yak52 accident off Sth Stradbroke Is, a pre-existing crack was found in the elevator bellcrank prompting the ATSB into investigating further.

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Carbon Monoxide

CASA has released some advisory information regarding Carbon Monoxide Poisoning. Please have a read and talk to your Maintenance provider
The exhaust collector assemblies on piston powered aircraft are a known source of CO. Manufacturer’s instructions for continued airworthiness (ICA) require regular inspection of exhaust pipe collectors and heat exchangers. Their useable life is centered on an “on condition” maintenance inspection philosophy and as such requires increased vigilance with ageing exhaust components.
‘On-condition’ – ‘On-condition’ maintenance means an inspection/functional check that determines an item’s performance and may result in the removal of an item before it fails in service. It is not a philosophy of fit until failure or fit and forget. The process of ‘on-condition’ maintenance is applied to items on which a determination of their continued airworthiness can be made by visual inspection, measurements, tests or other means without disassembly inspection or overhaul. The condition of an item is monitored either continuously or at specified periods. The item’s performance is compared to an appropriate standard to determine if it can continue in service

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