CASA 29/15 - Directions — relating to the dropping of articles from gyroplanes at ASRA National Championships

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Instrument number CASA 29/15
I, jonathan aleck, Associate Director of Aviation Safety, a delegate of CASA, make this instrument under subregulation 11.245 (1) of the Civil Aviation Safety Regulations 1998 (CASR 1998) and subregulation 150 (2) of the Civil Aviation Regulations 1988 (CAR 1988).
[Signed Jonathan Aleck]
Jonathan Aleck
Associate Director of Aviation Safety
23 March 2015
Directions — relating to the dropping of articles from gyroplanes at ASRA National Championships
1          Duration
   (1)     Subject to subsection (2), this instrument:
(a)   commences on 1 April 2015; and
(b)   expires at the end of March 2018, as if it had been repealed by another instrument.
   (2)     These directions apply only while the ASRA National Championships (the Championships) are being conducted.
2          Definition
ASRA means Australian Sport Rotorcraft Association Inc., Aviation Reference Number 223306.
3          Application
            The directions in section 4 apply in relation to the dropping of articles in the competition known as flour bombing to be held at the Championships.
4          Directions
   (1)     Under subregulation 11.245 (1) of CASR 1998, I direct the ASRA Operations Manager, or his or her representative for the Championships, to comply with the directions in Schedule 1.
   (2)     Under subregulation 150 (2) of CAR 1988, I direct current ASRA members, acting as pilots in command of  gyroplanes registered with ASRA (the aircraft) and participating in the Championships, to comply with the directions in Schedule 2.
Schedule 1          Directions applicable to the ASRA Operations Manager, or his or her representative
   1     The ASRA Operations Manager, or his or her representative, must take all reasonable steps to ensure that current ASRA members participating in the Championships do so in accordance with the directions in Schedule 2.
   2     The ASRA Operations Manager, or his or her representative, must ensure that ASRA has obtained written permission to hold the Championships from the operator of the aerodrome at which they are to be conducted.
   3     The ASRA Operations Manager, or his or her representative, must ensure that the centre of the target area to be used in the competition is located at least 30 metres from the judges and at least 100 metres from onlookers or spectators.
   4     To avoid conflict with other aircraft operating in the area, the ASRA Operations Manager, or his or her representative, must use VHF radio to communicate with the other aircraft.
   5     For clause 4, the ASRA Operations Manager, and his or her representative, must hold a valid flight radiotelephone operator licence, an aeronautical radio operator certificate, a recreational pilot licence with a flight radio endorsement or an ASRA radio operator endorsement.
   6     The ASRA Operations Manager, or his or her representative, must monitor both inbound and outbound traffic calls.
   7     The ASRA Operations Manager, or his or her representative, must ensure that all debris from the dropping of articles is removed during or after the event when it is safe to do so.
Schedule 2          Directions applicable to participants in the Championships
   1     The dropping of articles must be conducted during daylight hours in V.M.C.
   2     The dropping of articles must be conducted in such a manner and at such a time as would avoid conflict with other aircraft operating in the area.
   3     All operations must be carried out in accordance with the directions issued by CASA under regulation 99A of CAR 1988 and published in AIP or NOTAM.
   4     The articles to be dropped must be made from household flour or lime, contained in a frangible container with a maximum weight of 250 grams and aimed at a designated target area.
   5     For the dropping of articles, the centre of the target area must be located at least 30 metres from the judges and at least 100 metres from onlookers or spectators.
   6     Only 1 gyroplane at a time must drop an article.
   7     Participants in the Championships must comply with any instructions that the ASRA Operations Manager, or his or her representative, issues to ensure compliance with these directions.