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Effective see-and-avoid techniques needed at non-towered aerodromes

Approximate location of aircraft when the C208 pilot called entering and rolling, Ballina Bryon Gateway Airport, New South Wales. – Source: Google Earth, annotated by the ATSB©

The Australian Transport Safety Bureau (ATSB) is urging pilots to ensure they use effective see-and-avoid techniques to avoid traffic conflicts when flying at non-towered aerodromes.

Investigation by the ATSB into a traffic conflict between a Robinson R22 and a Cessna C208 highlights the importance of pilots maintaining a constant visual lookout to avoid traffic conflicts. This was reported by ATSB on 5 September 2018. The ATSB found that despite the use of the common traffic advisory frequency (CTAF) and the certified air/ground radio service (CA/GRO) to advise of their positions by both pilots and instructor on board VH-MFH (MFH was on a training circuit) the pilot of VH-SJJ moved onto the runway before he had visually identified the helicopter.