Instrument number CASA EX25/11
I, john francis mccormick, Director of Aviation Safety, on behalf of CASA, make this instrument under:
(a) subregulation 308 (1) of the Civil Aviation Regulations 1988 (CAR 1988); and
(b) subsection 3 of Civil Aviation Order 29.5 (CAO 29.5); and
(c) paragraph 7.2 of CAO 29.5.
[Signed John F. McCormick]
John F. McCormick
Director of Aviation Safety
19 April 2011
Exemption, permission and approval — dropping of articles
(a) commences on the day after it is registered; and
(b) stops having effect at the end of 28 February 2013.
This instrument applies to Aerorescue Pty Limited, Aviation Reference Number 599914 (the operator), when conducting dropping operations.
An aircraft operated by the operator is exempt from compliance with subregulation 150 (2) of CAR 1988 to the extent mentioned in Schedule 1.
The operator is permitted to conduct dropping operations at night.
I approve the operator to carry out training for dropping operations within a control zone, within an aircraft lane of entry and within 5 miles of a Government or licensed aerodrome.
(1) The exemption under section 3 is subject to the conditions mentioned in Schedule 2.
(2) The permission in section 4 is subject to the conditions mentioned in Schedule 3.
Schedule 1 Extent of exemption
The exemption extends only to the directions under subregulation 150 (2) of CAR 1988 that are contained in paragraph 4.5 of CAO 29.5.
Schedule 2 Conditions
1 The operator must ensure that dropping operations are conducted in accordance with the operator’s operations manual and the Australian Maritime Safety Authority (AMSA) manual of Search and Rescue Standards and Procedures.
2 The dropping operations may only be carried out for emergency relief, search and rescue or for training associated with search and rescue operations.
3 The operator must include a copy of this instrument in the operator’s operations manual.
4 The operator and pilot in command of an aircraft operated by the operator must ensure that no persons or livestock are in the drop site intended for the alighting of dropped stores.
5 Despite clause 4, lightweight trail lines may alight outside of the drop site.
6 The operator must ensure, with the exception of the approval, permission and exemption, all other requirements of CAO 29.5 are be complied with.
7 The operator must ensure that if a flight below 500 feet AGL is required, it must be conducted in accordance with the Aerorescue Pty Limited Low Flying Approval and the operator’s operations manual current at the time of this instrument and as revised from time to time.
8 The operator must ensure that for every dropping operation, 1 of the following aircraft systems is operational:
(a) Traffic Collision Avoidance System (TCAS);
(b) Auto Dependent Surveillance Broadcast System (ADSB).
9 The operator must ensure that appropriate radio broadcasts on both the area and CTAF frequencies are made if dropping is within a lane of entry or within 5 miles of an aerodrome.
10 The operator must obtain the approval of Air Traffic Control before any dropping operation is carried out in a control zone.
11 The pilot in command of the operator’s aircraft must ensure that adequate separation is maintained if air traffic is identified in the area of a dropping operation.
12 The operator and the pilot in command of the operator’s aircraft must ensure that the aircraft is not flown directly over any building during the approach and departure from the drop site.
13 The pilot in command of the operator’s aircraft must remain wings level on the approach run to the drop site.
14 The operator and pilot in command of an aircraft operated by the operator must ensure that only persons required for the dropping operation are carried in the aircraft.
Schedule 3 Conditions
1 The operator must ensure that for night operations, dropping is not conducted below the lowest safe altitude.
2 The operator must ensure that either the EGPWS or GPWS aircraft systems are operational.