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CASA EX12/14 – Exemption - recent experience requirements for night V.F.R. agricultural ratings

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Instrument number CASA EX12/14
I, Gerard john Campbell, Executive Manager, Operations Division, a delegate of CASA, make this instrument under paragraph 11.160 (1) (b) of the Civil Aviation Safety Regulations 1998 and subsection 33 (3) of the Acts Interpretation Act 1901.
[Signed G.J. Campbell]
Gerard J. Campbell
Executive Manager
Operations Division
17 February 2014
Exemption — recent experience requirements for night V.F.R. agricultural ratings
1          Duration
                 This instrument:
(a)   commences on the day after registration; and
(b)   expires at the end of 31 August 2014, as if it had been repealed by another instrument.
2          Repeal
                 CASA EX18/13 is repealed.
3          Application
                 This instrument applies to each holder (the holder) of a grade of night V.F.R. agricultural rating (a grade of rating).
4          Exemption
                 The holder is exempt from compliance with paragraph 9.2 of Civil Aviation Order 40.2.2 (the CAO) to the extent of the requirement in subsection 5 in Appendix II of the CAO.
5          Conditions
                 The exemption in section 4 is subject to the conditions mentioned in Schedule 1.
Schedule 1          Conditions
            The holder must not conduct a night V.F.R. agricultural operation in a category of aircraft unless, within the 45 days preceding the operation:
(a)   in an aircraft of the same category, for which the holder holds a grade of rating, the holder has conducted a night V.F.R. agricultural operation below 500 feet AGL that included both a take-off and a landing at night; or
(b)   in an unladen aircraft of the same type as the aircraft in which the operation is to be conducted, the holder has completed a flight that:
             (i)  commenced not later than 20 minutes before night; and
            (ii)  involved at least 1 hour of flight time; and
           (iii)  included manoeuvres at night below 500 feet AGL simulating those of a night V.F.R. agricultural operation below 500 feet AGL; and
           (iv)  included at least 3 take-offs and 3 landings at night.
Note   The requirements mentioned in paragraph 1 (b) must all be met in a single flight of at least 1 hour’s duration.