• CASA's first FlySafe forum in Adelaide attracted 90 participants. (Steve Hitchen)
    CASA's first FlySafe forum in Adelaide attracted 90 participants. (Steve Hitchen)

CASA has scheduled two FlySafe forums for Melbourne and Brisbane, marking a resumption of the program that came to a halt during the height of the pandemic lockdowns.

The forums in Melbourne on 10 May and Brisbane on 25 May will be the first since the program was last held in Darwin nearly 12 months ago.

"FlySafe is an opportunity for industry engagement with CASA and collaboration across aviation related government agencies in a face-to-face setting," CASA says.

"The forums are aimed primarily to aviation organisations, clubs, schools and active aviation stakeholders, providing the opportunity to hear directly from the regulator and other aviation related government agencies."

FlySafe forums are framed in a local context and operate in conjunction with the AvSEF website as a replacement consultation forum for the Regional Airspace and Procedures Advisory Committee (RAPAC).

The Melbourne forum will include sessions on safety management systems (SMS), the new suite of flight operations regulations, the future of airspace regulation, airfield operations and a special briefing from the ATSB on the Mangalore mid-air collision and the lessons to be learnt.

Brisbane's FlySafe will focus on helicopter accident rates, drone operations, drug and alcohol management, accident investigation and innovation in the post-COVID era.

Both forums will feature updates from government agencies such as the Bureau of Meteorology and Airservices Australia.

CASA is believed to be planning for forums in Perth, Sydney and Cairns in the next six months.

More information on FlySafe including links to register are on the CASA website.

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