Instrument number CASA EX134/13
I, jonATHAN ALECK, Associate Director of Aviation Safety, a delegate of CASA, make this instrument under regulation 11.160 of the Civil Aviation Safety Regulations 1998 (CASR 1998).
[Signed Jonathan Aleck]
Associate Director of Aviation Safety
20 December 2013
Exemption — operations by hang‑gliders in the Corryong Cup
(a) commences on 4 January 2014; and
(b) expires at the end of 11 January 2014, as if it had been repealed by another instrument.
In this instrument:
HGFA means The Hang Gliding Federation of Australia, Aviation Reference Number 527469.
in the vicinity of has the same meaning as in subregulation 166 (2) of the Civil Aviation Regulations 1988 (CAR 1988).
This instrument only applies to flights in Class G airspace within 30 nautical miles radius of Corryong aerodrome, Victoria, that are conducted by
hang-gliders in the Corryong Cup (the event).
For this exemption, the pilot in command of such an aircraft is exempt from complying with regulation 166E of CAR 1988.
The exemption is subject to the conditions mentioned in Schedule 1.
Schedule 1 Conditions
1 A ground communications station must be established and maintained by the organisers of the events:
(a) covering the area in the vicinity of Corryong aerodrome; and
(b) operating daily during the competition in order to advise other aircraft, operating in that vicinity, of the launch site, activities, location, duration and direction of the participants in the events.
2 The Competition Director is responsible for maintaining a listening watch on appropriate VHF frequencies.
3 The ground communications station must be active on relevant UHF, VHF common traffic advisory, and VHF area frequencies, commencing 30 minutes before activities begin and continuing for the duration of those activities.
4 All competition hang-gliders must be equipped with UHF radio.
5 Pilots in command of participating hang-gliders must ensure that they attend a daily briefing prior to aircraft operation and must be able to provide evidence of their attendance. The organisers of the events must provide the daily briefing, before aircraft operation, that must address at least the following:
(a) confirmation of ground communication station set-up and applicable frequencies in use;
(b) review and explanation of the applicable NOTAM for that day;
(c) review and explanation of boundaries of the competition flight zone and the requirement to operate only within that zone;
(d) review and explanation of the conditions under which this exemption has been issued.
6 Hang-gliders not equipped with serviceable VHF radios must remain clear of all certified, registered or military aerodromes, other than Corryong, and any other aerodromes designated by CASA under regulation 166D of CAR 1988.
7 Pilots in command of participating hang-gliders must operate in accordance with the current HGFA Operations Manual and, in particular, in accordance with its Day V.F.R. procedures.
8 All operations must be in accordance with the current HGFA Operations Manual, CAR 1988, CASR 1998 and the Civil Aviation Orders.
9 A pilot in command must hold at least a valid HGFA pilot certificate.
10 The organisers of the events must advise CASA of general NOTAM requirements at least 5 days before the activity period.
11 For the duration of the competition, CASA will provide Airservices Australia with the information required to enable the publication of a NOTAM setting out the applicable procedures within 30 nautical miles radius of Corryong aerodrome.
12 A pilot in command must comply with the procedures published in the NOTAM applicable to the events.