Aviation safety issues and actions
Recommendation issued to: Civil Aviation Safety Authority
|Date issued:||13 January 2004|
|Safety action status:|
Limitations of the See-and-Avoid
Pilots should recognise that they cannot rely entirely on vision to avoid collisions. Consequently, they should attempt to obtain all available traffic information, whether from Air Traffic Services or a listening watch, to enable them to conduct a directed traffic search.
|Date issued:||29 April 1998|
|Response from:||Civil Aviation Safety Authority|
|Action status:||Closed - Accepted|
CASA agrees with both the above recommendations. However CASA believes that the limitations have been promoted to the extent that benefits of the visual system may have become seriously discounted. As a consequence, CASA will continue to emphasise the requirement to be vigilant.