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Civil Aviation Order 20.18 Amendment Instrument 2015 (No. 1)

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I, MARK ALAN SKIDMORE, Director of Aviation Safety, on behalf of CASA, make this instrument under regulation 207 of the Civil Aviation Regulations 1988.
[Signed M. Skidmore]
Mark Skidmore AM
Director of Aviation Safety
13 March 2015
Civil Aviation Order 20.18 Amendment Instrument 2015 (No. 1)
1          Name of instrument
                 This instrument is the Civil Aviation Order 20.18 Amendment Instrument 2015 (No. 1).
2          Commencement
                 This instrument commences on the day after registration.
3          Amendment of Civil Aviation Order 20.18
                 Schedule 1 amends Civil Aviation Order 20.18.
4          Transitional application — helicopter V.F.R. operations at night
                 The amendments to Civil Aviation Order 20.18 in Schedule 1 of this instrument do not apply until 1 January 2016.
Schedule 1          Amendments
[1]        Paragraph 3.2
the V.F.R.
by day
[2]        After paragraph 3.2
    3.2A     A helicopter may only be operated under the V.F.R. at night if:
(a)   it is equipped with the instruments specified in Appendix VIII; and
(b)   it is equipped with any other instruments and indicators specified in the helicopter’s flight manual;
(c)   for flights under V.F.R. at night which involve flights over land or water where the helicopter’s attitude cannot be maintained by the use of visual external surface cues as a result of lights on the ground or celestial illumination:
             (i)  the helicopter is equipped in accordance with subparagraph 4.2 (d) of this Order; or
            (ii)  the helicopter is operated by a qualified 2 pilot crew, each with access to flight controls.
[3]        Subparagraph 4.2 (d)
(d)   an approved automatic pilot or automatic stabilisation system.