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CASA EX149/12 - Exemption - solo flight training using ultralight aeroplanes registered with Recreational Aviation Australia Incorporated at Launceston Aerodrome

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Instrument number CASA EX149/12
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]
Jonathan Aleck
Associate Director of Aviation Safety
19 September 2012
Exemption — solo flight training using ultralight aeroplanes registered with Recreational Aviation Australia Incorporated at Launceston Aerodrome
1          Duration
                 This instrument:
(a)   commences on the day after registration; and
(b)   stops having effect at the end of 31 August 2015.
2          Application
                 This instrument applies to each solo flight:
(a)   using an ultralight aeroplane registered with Recreational Aviation Australia Incorporated, Aviation Reference Number (ARN) 224806 (the RAA), at Launceston Aerodrome (YMLT) (the operation); and
(b)   by:
             (i)  a student under the control of the Tasmanian Aero Club, ARN 016491 (the operator); or
            (ii)  a pilot under the control of the operator for the operation and carrying out training sequences authorised by the operator.
3          Exemption
                 The operator is exempt from complying with the following provisions of the Civil Aviation Regulations 1988 when conducting the operation:
(a)   regulation 37;
(b)   Parts 4A, 4B, 4C, 4D and 5;
(c)   regulations 133, 139, 155, 157, 207, 208 and 230;
(d)   subregulation 242 (2);
(e)   regulations 252 and 252A.
4          Conditions
                 The exemption is subject to the conditions mentioned in Schedule 1.
Schedule 1          Conditions
        1     The aeroplane:
(a)   may only be operated by a person as pilot in command who holds at least a valid student pilot certificate; and
(b)   subject to this Schedule, must be operated in accordance with:
             (i)  the privileges and limitations of the certificate; and
            (ii)  the RAA Operations Manual; and
(c)   must be maintained in accordance with the maintenance standards set out in the RAA Technical Manual; and
(d)   must be fitted with at least a serviceable VHF radio capable of two-way communication with Air Traffic Control (ATC); and
(e)   must not have been modified unless the design of the modification:
             (i)  is approved by CASA, or a person authorised to give that approval, under Subpart 21.M of CASR 1998; or
            (ii)  is otherwise taken to have been approved under CASR 1998; and
(f)    may only be flown in daylight hours:
             (i)  in visual meteorological conditions; or
            (ii)  under special V.F.R. as directed by ATC; and
(g)   must not be flown over a built-up area at a height from which it cannot glide clear of all dwellings, buildings and persons within the built-up area; and
(h)   must not be flown in acrobatic flight; and
(i)    may be flown inside controlled airspace only:
             (i)  if it is fitted with an engine of a kind to which paragraph 6.1 of Civil Aviation Order 101.55 (CAO 101.55) applies, or that CASA has approved as being suitable for use in the aircraft, and is not subject to any conditions; and
            (ii)  if the pilot plans to land at, or take off from, an aerodrome at which it is a requirement that the aeroplane be fitted with a transponder, the aeroplane is fitted with a serviceable transponder suitable for use at the aerodrome; and
           (iii)  if the transponder fitted in accordance with subparagraph (ii) is maintained in accordance with CASA AD/RAD/47 current at the time of this instrument.
        2     For paragraph 1 (d), the VHF radio equipment may only be used by a person who holds a valid flight radiotelephone operator licence or an RAA radio operator endorsement.
        3     The person conducting the flight training must hold a valid flight instructor rating issued by the RAA and a CASA private pilot licence (aeroplane) endorsed for the category of airspace.
        4     CASA must approve the chief flying instructor of the operator.
        5     Each student must hold at least a class 2 medical certificate.
        6     As soon as possible after an incident or accident, the operator must report it to:
(a)   the Australian Transport Safety Bureau; and
(b)   the Section Head, Self-Administering Sports Aviation Organisations Section, CASA; and
(c)   the RAA.
        7     The operator:
(a)   must ensure that the instructor enters the airspace certification in each student’s log book; and
(b)   may use the RAA syllabus for instructing students; and
(c)   must ensure that first solo flights are authorised by an instructor holding:
             (i)  a senior RAA flight instructor rating; and
            (ii)  a CASA private pilot licence (aeroplane) endorsed for the category of airspace; and
(d)   must use the CASA Day (VFR) Syllabus – Aeroplanes for controlled airspace elements.
        8     The operator must allow CASA to carry out audits of its records and facilities to ensure that it is complying with the requirements of this exemption.
        9     The aeroplane must:
(a)   be certified to the design standards mentioned in CAO 101.55; or
(b)   meet the criteria mentioned in subregulation 21.024 (1) or 21.186 (1) of CASR 1998.