Instrument number CASA EX43/14
I, jonATHAN ALECK, Associate Director of Aviation Safety, a delegate of CASA, make this instrument under regulation 11.160 of the Civil Aviation Safety Regulations 1998.
[Signed Jonathan Aleck]
Associate Director of Aviation Safety
13 June 2014
Exemption — hang-gliding and paragliding operations at Hooley Dooley launch site within active restricted airspace at Williamtown, NSW
(a) commences on the day of registration; and
(b) expires at the end of May 2016, as if it had been repealed by another instrument.
This instrument applies to each pilot, being a member or guest member of the Newcastle Paragliding Club, and a financial member of the Hang Gliding Federation of Australia (HGFA), who operates a hang-glider or paraglider at Hooley Dooley launch site, north‑west of Vacy, New South Wales within military restricted airspace at Williamtown, New South Wales.
In this instrument:
AGL means above ground level.
Duty Pilot means the member of Newcastle Paragliding Club responsible for overseeing and facilitating daily hang-gliding or paragliding operations.
AMSL means above mean sea level.
NM means nautical mile.
VHF means very high frequency.
The pilot operating the hang-glider or paraglider is exempt from complying with paragraph 7.6 of Civil Aviation Order (CAO) 95.8.
The exemption is subject to the conditions set out in Schedule 1.
Schedule 1 Conditions
1 Before commencing operations, all pilots must register with an official of the Newcastle Paragliding Club and be briefed by the Duty Pilot on the conditions set out in this Schedule.
2 The pilot must ensure that the aircraft is operated in accordance with CAO 95.8 other than paragraph 7.6.
3 The pilot must hold a valid pilot certificate, not being a student pilot certificate, issued by the HGFA.
4 Operations within military restricted airspace at Williamtown, New South Wales, must be confined to within a 2 NM radius of the Hooley Dooley launch site and not extend eastwards beyond Summerhill Road, Vacy, New South Wales.
5 Before commencing each day of planned operations, the Duty Pilot must advise and obtain approval from Williamtown Control Tower.
6 After completing each day of planned operations, the Duty Pilot must advise Williamtown Control Tower that all operations have been completed.
7 The pilot must hold either a Flight Radio Operator’s Licence or a Radio Operator’s Endorsement issued by the HGFA.
8 The pilot must carry a VHF radio and monitor the frequency designated by Williamtown Control Tower.
9 Operations within restricted airspace, or within 5 NM outside of the restricted airspace boundary, must be below 5 000 feet AMSL.
10 In the event of a radio failure or suspected radio failure, the pilot must not operate above 300 feet AGL within restricted airspace, or within 5 NM outside of the restricted airspace boundary.
11 Before commencing any operations, the Newcastle Paragliding Club and Williamtown Defence authority must sign a letter of agreement requiring compliance with this instrument and any other requirements specified by Williamtown Defence authority.