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Safeskies Australia is an independent, not-for-profit organisation promoting aviation safety through safety education - at the biennial Safeskies conference and other targeted events.


Safeskies Australia Conference 2024
16-17 October 2024

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Peter Raven
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Call for Papers

Our call for abstracts to present at this years Safeskies 2024 is now open


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Safeskies Australia 2024

16-17 October 2024
Venue: Hyatt Hotel
Sir Reginald Ansett lecture and dinner:
16 October, the Great Hall of Parliament House

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Aviation safety reference centre

Over its many biennial conferences, Safeskies has featured hundreds of thought-provoking aviation safety speakers—domestic and international. In our resources section, there is a growing body of information on all aspects of aviation safety, which taps into these presentations and other sources, to build an aviation safety reference centre.

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Dr Sue Burdekin

Life member of Safeskies from 2020

Most recently, Dr Sue Burdekin was the Aviation Program Coordinator in ADFA’s School of Engineering and Information Technology. She is a highly credentialled academic and researcher in human factors; and has been a senior lecturer in human factors and aviation safety since 2001. She has had experience in GA management and is a commercial pilot. She is a committee member of the Royal Aeronautical Society, a member of the European Association for Aviation Psychology, the Australian Aviation Psychology Association, the International Society of Air Safety Investigation, the Australian Women Pilots’ Association (a former state president), and a former board member of Safeskies.

She and her partner, Dr Robert (Rob) Lee, were regular speakers at Safeskies, bringing their wide-ranging and considerable human factors expertise to the conferences.