CASA EX103/14 - Exemption — of certain Cobham Aviation Services’ pilots from low-level rating requirement

Link to law: https://www.comlaw.gov.au/Details/F2014L01170

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Instrument number CASA EX103/14
I, JOHN FRANCIS McCORMICK, Director of Aviation Safety, on behalf of CASA, make this instrument under regulation 11.160 of the Civil Aviation Safety Regulations 1998 (CASR 1998).
[Signed John F. McCormick]
John F. McCormick
Director of Aviation Safety
27 August 2014
Exemption — of certain Cobham Aviation Services’ pilots from low-level rating requirement
1          Duration
                 This instrument;
(a)   commences on 1 September 2014; and
(b)   expires at the end of August 2015, as if it had been repealed by another instrument.
2          Definitions
                 In this instrument, unless the contrary intention appears, words and phrases have the same meaning as in CASR 1998.
3          Application
                 This instrument applies to the holder of a pilot licence (the holder) employed by Surveillance Australia Pty Ltd (SAPL), trading as Cobham Aviation Services Australia – Special Mission (Aviation Reference Number 532345) (Cobham), who is authorised in writing by Cobham to conduct a low-level operation (a relevant low-level operation) in accordance with Cobham’s air operator’s certificate.
4          Exemption
       4.1     The holder is exempt from the requirements of subregulation 61.375 (7) and item 5 of Table 61.375 of CASR 1998, to the extent that to conduct a relevant low-level operation in the exercise of the privileges of the licence, the holder is required to hold a low-level rating.
       4.2     To avoid doubt, the holder is exempt from the requirements of subregulation 61.065 (1) of CASR 1998, to the extent that it prohibits the holder from conducting a relevant low-level operation in the exercise of the privileges of the licence while not holding a low-level rating.
5          Conditions
       5.1     The holder must:
(a)   be a participant in the SAPL training and checking program established under regulation 217 of the Civil Aviation Regulations 1988 (the SAPL T&C program; and
(b)   successfully complete all training and checking requirements of the SAPL T&C program, including proficiency checks.
       5.2     At least once in the period commencing on 1 September 2014 and ending on 31 August 2015, under the SAPL T&C program, the holder must successfully complete a specific proficiency check of low-level flying competency for relevant low-level operations.
       5.3     In any relevant low-level operation in accordance with Cobham’s air operator’s certificate, the holder must conduct the operation in accordance with each part of Cobham’s operations manual that deals with the operation or with an operation of that kind.
       5.4     The exemption ceases to apply to a holder immediately after he or she ceases to be employed by Cobham, or ceases to be authorised in writing by Cobham, for relevant low-level operations.
       5.5     For subsection 5.4:
                 employed means employed under a contract of service or a contract for services.