Safety messages are produced by our Safety Investigation Unit when it’s appropriate to provide timely information about a safety matter, even if an investigation is ongoing.

The intention of safety messages is to encourage the swift spread of safety information.

Pin them up on your crew room notice board, or use them as handouts during meetings and briefings, to raise awareness and promote discussion.

You’re encouraged to report occurrences quickly so we can identify possible emerging trends or risks that may benefit other participants.

The risk of incorrect altimeter settings [PDF 587 KB]

Practise and exercise good judgement [PDF 1.4 MB]

Double-check your helicopter doors! [PDF 767 KB]

Non-conformance with uncontrolled or unattended aerodrome circuit procedures can be fatal [PDF 476 KB]

Loose items can be fatal [PDF 1.5 MB]

Check the carb icing graph [PDF 1.5 MB]

Ensure the power lever friction is set and serviceable [PDF 1.5 MB]

Adjust cockpit dimmer controls [PDF 1.7 MB]

Report occurrences online(external link)

Safety messages for unmanned aircraft

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