CASA 24/13 - Permission - flying over a public gathering at the Australian International Air Show, Avalon - Permission - flying below minimum height at the Australian International Air Show, Avalon

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Instrument number CASA 24/13
I, David John Farquharson, Team Leader Certificate Management Team, Southern Region, Operations Division, a delegate of CASA, make this instrument under subregulation 156 (1) and paragraph 157 (4) (b) of the Civil Aviation Regulations 1988.
[Signed David Farquharson]
David Farquharson
Team Leader Certificate Management Team
Southern Region
Operations Division
14 February 2013
Permission — flying over a public gathering at the Australian International Air Show, Avalon
Permission — flying below minimum height at the Australian International Air Show, Avalon
1          Duration
          This instrument:
(a)   commences on 21 February 2013; and
(b)   stops having effect at the end of 5 March 2013.
2          Application
            This instrument applies to operations:
(a)   in connection with the Australian International Air Show 2013 (the Air Show), organised by Aviation Development Australia Limited (ADAL); and
(b)   engaged in by a person mentioned in Schedule 1 (an approved pilot) while acting as pilot in command of an aircraft mentioned in Schedule 1.
3          Permissions
(1)                 An approved pilot may fly an aircraft at the Air Show at Avalon, Victoria:
(a)   over a public gathering; and
(b)   at a height less than 1 000 feet above the highest point of the terrain, or any object on it, within a radius of:
             (i)  in the case of an aircraft other than a helicopter — 600 metres; or
            (ii)  in the case of a helicopter — 300 metres;
          taken from a point on the terrain, vertically below the aircraft.
(2)     In spite of paragraph 4.2 (2) of Civil Aviation Order 29.4 (CAO 29.4), an approved pilot, when flying an aircraft below 1 500 feet above ground level:
(a)   may track or manoeuvre towards spectators within a horizontal distance of 500 metres; and
(b)   may pass within 200 metres horizontal distance of spectators.
4          Conditions
          An approved pilot must comply with the conditions mentioned in Schedule 2.
Schedule 1          Pilots and aircraft to which the permissions apply
          These permissions apply to:
(a)   pilots who are registered with ADAL for participation in operations involving flights over a public gathering at the Air Show; and
(b)   aircraft that are also registered with ADAL for that purpose.
Schedule 2          Conditions to which the permissions are subject
        1     In this Schedule:
          flypast means wings-level flight by an aircraft (not in close formation) parallel to, or moving away from, the line of spectators, and with a rate of climb or descent no greater than 500 feet per minute.
          manoeuvres means any movement of an aircraft involving rolling, pitching or yawing.
        2     An approved pilot must comply with CAO 29.4, other than paragraph 4.2 (2) (Manoeuvring Limitations).
        3     An approved pilot must not fly a fixed-wing aircraft with any rate of closure towards spectators within the following minimum horizontal distances:
(a)   for an aircraft with a display speed of not more than 100 knots — 150 metres; or
(b)   for an aircraft with a display speed more than 100 knots and not more than 200 knots — 350 metres; or
(c)   for an aircraft with a display speed more than 200 knots or a maximum take-off weight greater than 5 700 kg — 500 metres.
        4     An approved pilot must not conduct a flypast within a horizontal distance from spectators of less than 100 metres.
        5     When taking-off:
(a)   the approved pilot, or approved pilots, must ensure that an aircraft, or a close formation of aircraft, must remain on, or above, the centreline of the designated runway until at a safe height; and
(b)   the approved pilot, or approved pilots, may then manoeuvre away from the spectators to gain appropriate minimum distance from spectators, after gaining a safe height.
        6     When landing an aircraft, or a close formation of aircraft, the approved pilot, or approved pilots:
(a)   must conduct conventional manoeuvres to gain the centreline of the designated runway; and
(b)   must ensure that an aircraft, or a close formation of aircraft, remains aligned with the centreline of the runway until the aircraft or formation has slowed down to a safe taxi speed.
        7     An approved pilot of a fixed-wing aircraft must not conduct manoeuvres within the following minimum horizontal distances from spectators:
(a)   for an aircraft with a display speed of not more than 100 knots — 100 metres;
(b)   for an aircraft with a display speed greater than 100 knots and not more than 300 knots — 250 metres;
(c)   for an aircraft with a display speed greater than 300 knots or a maximum take-off weight greater than 5 700 kg — 350 metres.
        8     An approved pilot must not fly a helicopter with any rate of closure towards spectators within the following minimum horizontal distances:
(a)   for a helicopter operating at an airspeed of not more than 40 knots — 100 metres;
(b)   for a helicopter operating at an airspeed more than 40 knots but not more than 100 knots — 150 metres;
(c)   for a helicopter operating at an airspeed above 100 knots — 200 metres.
        9     An approved pilot of a helicopter must not conduct manoeuvres within the following minimum horizontal distances of spectators:
(a)   for a helicopter with a maximum take-off weight up to, and including, 5 700 kg — 100 metres;
(b)   for a helicopter with a maximum take-off weight greater than 5 700 kg — 150 metres.
      10     An approved pilot must not fly a powered parachute within a horizontal distance of 100 metres from spectators.
 
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