Instrument number CASA EX148/12
I, JONATHAN ALECK, Associate Director of Aviation Safety, a delegate of CASA, make this instrument under subregulation 11.160 (1) of the Civil Aviation Safety Regulations 1998 (CASR 1998).
[Signed Jonathan Aleck]
Associate Director of Aviation Safety
25 September 2012
Exemption — solo flight training at Rockhampton Aerodrome using ultralight aeroplanes registered with the RAA
(a) comes into effect on the day after registration; and
(b) stops having effect at the end of August 2014.
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 Rockhampton Aerodrome (the operation); and
(i) a student under the control of Peace Aviation Pty Ltd, trading as Peace Australia, Pearce Aviation, ARN 760985 (the operator); or
(ii) a pilot under the control of the operator and carrying out training sequences authorised by the operator.
The operator is exempt from complying with the following provisions of the Civil Aviation Regulations 1988 (CAR 1988) when conducting the operation:
(a) regulations 36A and 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, 252A and 258.
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 V.M.C.; or
(ii) under special V.F.R. as proposed 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 if the aeroplane:
(i) 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 without any conditions; and
(ii) if the pilot plans to land at, or take off from, an aerodrome at which it is required to be fitted with a transponder — is fitted with a transponder suitable for use at the aerodrome; and
(j) may be flown inside controlled airspace only if the transponder that is fitted to the aeroplane is maintained in accordance with CASA AD/RAD/47 current at the time of this instrument.
2 For paragraph 1 (d), the radiotelephone 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 RAA flight instructor rating issued by the RAA and at least a valid private pilot (aeroplane) licence endorsed to allow the holder to fly inside the controlled airspace.
4 Each pilot in command must hold at least a class 2 medical certificate.
5 The operator’s chief flying instructor must be a person approved by CASA.
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 Self-Administering Sports Aviation Organisations Section, CASA; and
(c) the RAA.
7 The operator may use the RAA syllabus for instructing students, and:
(a) must ensure that the instructor enters the airspace certification in each student’s log book; and
(b) must ensure that first solo flights are authorised by an instructor who holds:
(i) a valid senior RAA flight instructor rating; and
(ii) a valid private pilot (aeroplane) licence that allows the holder to fly inside the controlled airspace; and
(c) must use the CASA Day (VFR) Syllabus – Aeroplanes for elements of instruction relating to controlled airspace.
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.