Instrument number CASA EX18/13
I, GERARD JOHN CAMPBELL, Acting Executive Manager, Operations Division, a delegate of CASA, make this instrument under regulation 11.160 of the Civil Aviation Safety Regulations 1998.
[Signed G.J. Campbell]
Gerard J. Campbell
Acting Executive Manager
18 February 2013
Exemption — recency flying at night by holders of night V.F.R. agricultural ratings
(a) commences on 1 March 2013; and
(b) stops having effect at the end of February 2016.
In this instrument:
AGL means above ground level.
agricultural pilot means the holder of a rating.
approved person means a person that is approved by CASA to determine the competency of a pilot to conduct agricultural operations at night.
Order means Civil Aviation Order 40.2.2.
rating means night V.F.R agricultural rating.
This instrument applies to agricultural pilots who do not meet the requirements of subparagraph 5.1 (a) of Appendix II of the Order.
Agricultural pilots are exempt from compliance with subparagraph 5.1 (a) of Appendix II of the Order.
The exemption is subject to the conditions mentioned in Schedule 1.
Schedule 1 Conditions
1 In the 12 months preceding the flight, the pilot must have either:
(a) completed 10 hours of agricultural operations at night below 500 feet AGL; or
(b) been assessed as competent to conduct agricultural operations at night by an approved person.
2 The pilot may begin an agricultural operation below 500 feet AGL later than 20 minutes before night only if the pilot has, in the 45 days preceding the flight, either:
(a) completed agricultural operations at night below 500 feet AGL, including at least 3 take-offs and 3 landings at night, in aircraft of the same category; or
(b) practiced the necessary manoeuvres involved in agricultural operations in an unladen aircraft at night, including night circuits and simulated application runs along the runway lights or flare path.