Recreational Aviation Australia is focusing on Fitness to Fly for both pilot and aeroplane as the theme for this month's National Safety Month (NSM).
Now in its third year, NSM encourages RAAus members to think about safety through a series of publications and promotional material.
"Improvements in safety have really driven RAAus’ success in recent years," says RAAus CEO Michael Linke. "National safety month gives us an opportunity to zone in on a couple of key areas.
"This years focus, Fitness to Fly, is double edged. We want our members to ensure when they fly they are fit. Fitness in this sense means free of stress, fatigue and other matters that may effect decision making. We also want our members to ensure their aircraft are fit to fly, ensuring servicing is up to date and any maintenance requirements have been carried out."
RAAus will post out to members the 2017 Safety Booklet as well as a pocket-sized Aviator's Tool Kit, which is designed to be carried as a personal reference.
In 2015, RAAus used human factors as the NSM theme and in 2016 focused on Runway Loss of Control, Normalisation of Deviance and Weight & Balance.