CASA EX117/14 - Exemption – foreign cadet pilots taking flight test for a commercial pilot licence – class 1 medical certificate

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Instrument number CASA EX117/14
I, TERENCE LINDSAY FARQUHARSON, Acting 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 T. Farquharson]
Terry Farquharson
Acting Director of Aviation Safety
12 September 2014
Exemption – foreign cadet pilots taking flight test for a commercial pilot licence – class 1 medical certificate
1          Duration
                 This instrument;
(a)   commences on the day of registration; and
(b)   expires at the end of August 2015, as if it had been repealed by another instrument.
2          Application
                 This instrument applies to each person (foreign cadet pilot) who:
(a)   is not a citizen of Australia; and
(b)   is not a permanent resident of Australia; and
(c)   is a student registered to undergo flight training with 1 of the following persons (the operator):
             (i)  a Part 141 operator;
            (ii)  a Part 142 operator;
           (iii)  an operator that meets the requirements for the issue of a Part 141 certificate that authorises the operator to conduct the training; and
(d)   is undertaking training for a commercial pilot licence (CPL) under the sponsorship of a foreign aircraft operator; and
(e)   takes a flight test for a CPL.
3          Exemption
                 The foreign cadet pilot is exempt from the requirement of paragraph 61.235 (2) (c) of CASR 1998 to the extent that it requires the pilot to hold a current class 1 medical certificate to be eligible to take a flight test for a CPL.
4          Conditions
                 The exemption is subject to the conditions mentioned in Schedule 1.
Schedule 1          Conditions
        1     The foreign cadet pilot must:
(a)   hold a class 2 medical certificate; and
(b)   have met the class 1 medical standard in the pilot’s own country.
        2     The flight test for a CPL must be a flight test organised by the operator as part of the foreign cadet pilot’s registration with the operator.
        3     Following successful completion of the flight test for a CPL, the foreign cadet pilot must not fly an Australian aircraft in any operation unless the pilot holds all relevant permissions, approvals, ratings, endorsements and medical certificates in accordance with Part 61 of CASR 1998.