CASA EX18/13 - Exemption - recency flying at night by holders of night V.F.R. agricultural ratings

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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
Operations Division
18 February 2013
Exemption — recency flying at night by holders of night V.F.R. agricultural ratings
1          Duration
                 This instrument:
(a)   commences on 1 March 2013; and
(b)   stops having effect at the end of February 2016.
2          Definitions
                 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.
3          Application
                 This instrument applies to agricultural pilots who do not meet the requirements of subparagraph 5.1 (a) of Appendix II of the Order.
4          Exemption
                 Agricultural pilots are exempt from compliance with subparagraph 5.1 (a) of Appendix II of the Order.
5          Conditions
                 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.
 
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