Civil Aviation (Air Navigation) Regulations

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Published: 2001-04-17

Civil Aviation (Air Navigation) Regulations
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CIVIL AVIATION ACT

CIVIL AVIATION (AIR NAVIGATION) REGULATIONS, 2001


ARRANGEMENT OF REGULATIONS

Regulation

1. Citation.
2. Applicable laws and interpretation.
3. Delegation of powers.
4. Interpretation.

PART I
ENFORCEMENT OF REGULATIONS

5. Enforcement of Directions.
6. Revocation, suspension and variation of documents.
7. Revocation, suspension and variation of permits.
8. Penalties.
9. Appeal to Supreme Court.

PART II
CONTROL OF AIR TRAFFIC

10. Licensing of air traffic personnel.
11. Prohibition of unlicensed air traffic personnel.
12. Flight information service manual.
13. Incapacity of air traffic controllers.
14. Power to prohibit or restrict flying.
15. Balloons, kites and parascending parachutes.

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PART III
AERODROMES, AERONAUTICAL LIGHTS
AND DANGEROUS LIGHTS

16. Aerodromes.
17. Use of Government aerodromes.
18. Licensing of aerodromes.
19. Radio equipment at aerodromes.
20. Records at aerodromes.
21. Charges at aerodromes licensed for public use.
22. Use of aerodromes by aircraft of contracting states.
23. Right of access to aerodromes and other places.
24. Noise and vibration.
25. Aeronautical lights.
26. Dangerous lights.
27. Customs and excise airports.
28. Aviation fuel at aerodromes.

PART IV
GENERAL

29. Applicability of these Regulations.
30. Ultra-small aircraft.
31. Exemptions.
32. Cost recovery.
33. Authorised persons: powers and duties.
34. Power to inspect and copy.
35. Power to prevent aircraft flying.
36. Approval of persons.
37. Offences in relation to documents and records.
SCHEDULE 1 — Air Traffic Controllers: Ratings.
SCHEDULE 2 — Penalties.


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CIVIL AVIATION (AIR NAVIGATION)
REGULATIONS, 2001

(SECTION 5)
[Commencement 17th April, 2001]

1. These Regulations may be cited as the Civil
Aviation (Air Navigation) Regulations, 2001.

2. For the purposes of the Civil Aviation Act and
of these Regulations, the provisions of the Convention on
International Civil Aviation signed at Chicago on the 7th
December, 1944 (“the Chicago Convention”) and the
Annexes thereto together with the Standards and Recom-
mended Practices established by the International Civil
Aviation Organisation (ICAO) thereunder and such other
internationally recognised standards and practices, in-
cluding the Joint Airworthiness Requirements issued from
time to time by the Joint Aviation Authorities, shall be
adopted and applied (as appropriate) in The Bahamas.

3. The Director of Civil Aviation may by means of
Aviation Information Circulars (AIC), Airworthiness
Notices (AWN), Aeronautical Information Publications
(AIP), Notices to Airmen (NOTAMS), Civil Aviation
Publications (CAP), Notices of Non Compliance (NNC),
The Bahamas Aviation Requirements (BAR) and other
documents develop, issue and revise instructions, direc-
tions, rules and procedures or prescribe requirements to give
effect to the provisions of the Chicago Convention and the
Annexes thereto and the Standards and Recommended
Practices of ICAO as well as the provisions of the Civil
Aviation Act and of these Regulations, relating to the
navigation of aircraft flying in or over The Bahamas or of
aircraft registered in The Bahamas.

4. (1) In these Regulations, unless the context
otherwise requires —

“aerodrome” means any area of land or water
designed, equipped, set apart or commonly used
for affording facilities for the landing and


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Citation.

Applicable laws
and
interpretation.
Ch. 284.

Delegation of
powers.

Interpretation.

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departure of aircraft and includes any area or
space, whether on the ground, on the roof of a
building or elsewhere, which is designed,
equipped or set apart for affording facilities for
the landing and departure of aircraft capable of
descending or climbing vertically, but shall not
include any area the use of which for affording
facilities for the landing and departure of aircraft
has been abandoned and has not been resumed;

“aerodrome flight information service officer” means
a person appointed by the Minister or by any
other person maintaining an aerodrome to give
information by means of radio signals to aircraft
flying or intending to fly within the aerodrome
traffic zone of that aerodrome and ‘aerodrome
flight information service’ shall be construed
accordingly;

“aeronautical beacon” means an aeronautical ground
light which is visible either continuously or
intermittently to designate a particular point on
the surface of the earth;

“aeronautical ground light” means any light specifi-
cally provided as an aid to air navigation, other
than a light displayed on an aircraft;

“aeronautical radio station” means a radio station on
the surface, which transmits or receives signals
for the purpose of assisting aircraft;

“air traffic control unit” means a person appointed by
the Minister or by any other person maintaining
an aerodrome or place to give instructions or
advice or both instructions and advice by means
of radio signals to aircraft in the interests of
safety but does not include a person so appointed
solely to give information to aircraft, and ‘Air
traffic control service’ shall be construed accord-
ingly;

“appropriate air traffic control unit” means in relation
to an aircraft the air traffic control unit serving
the area in which the aircraft is for the
time being;

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“authorised person” means any person authorised by
the Minister either generally or in relation to a
particular case or class of cases, and references
to a person authorised by the Minister include
reference to the holder for the time being of any
office designated by the Minister;

“flight’ and ‘to fly” have the meanings respectively
assigned to them by paragraph (2) of this
regulation;

“to land” in relation to aircraft includes alighting on
the water;

“licence” includes any certificate of competency or
certificate of validity issued with the licence or
required to be held in connection with the licence
by the law of the country in which the licence is
granted;

“Minister” means the Minister responsible for Civil
Aviation;

“nautical mile” means the International Nautical
Mile, that is to say, a distance of 1852 metres;

“night” means the time between half an hour after
sunset until half an hour before sunrise, sunset
and sunrise being determined at surface level;

“notified” means shown in any of the following
publications for the time being in force and
issued in The Bahamas whether before or after
the coming into operation of these Regulations
that is to say, “Notams (notices to airmen)”,
“Aeronautical information publications (AIP)”,
or such other official publications so issued for
the purpose of enabling any of the provisions of
these Regulations to be complied with;

“parascending parachute” means a parachute which
is towed by cable in such a manner as to cause
it to ascend;

“passenger” means a person other than a member of
the crew;

“pilot in command” in relation to an aircraft means a
person who for the time being is in charge of the
piloting of the aircraft without being under the
direction of any other pilot in the aircraft;

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“precision approach” means an instrument approach
using Instrument Landing System, Microwave
Landing System or Precision Approach Radar
for guidance in both azimuth and elevation;

“prescribed” means prescribed by regulations made by
the Minister under these Regulations, and the
expression ‘prescribe’ shall be construed accord-
ingly;

“record” includes, in addition to a record in
writing —

(a) any disc, tape, sound-track or other device in
which sounds or signals are embodied so as to
be capable (with or without the aid of some
other instrument) of being reproduced
therefrom;

(b) any film, tape or other device in which visual
images are embodied so as to be capable (as
aforesaid) of being reproduced therefrom; and

(c) any photograph;
and any reference to a copy of a record includes, in the
case of a record falling within paragraph (a) only of this
definition, a transcript of the sounds or signals embodied
therein, in the case of a record falling within paragraph (b)
only of this definition, a still reproduction of the images
embodied therein, and in the case of a record falling within
both those paragraphs such a transcript together with such
a still reproduction.

(2) An aircraft shall be deemed to be in flight from
the moment when, after the embarkation of its crew for the
purpose of taking off, it first moves under its own power,
until the moment when it next comes to rest after landing;
and the expressions “a flight” and “to fly” shall be
construed accordingly.

(3) A power to issue directions under these Regula-
tions shall include the power to make different provisions
with respect to aerodromes, persons or property and with
respect to different circumstances and with respect to
different parts of The Bahamas and to make such incidental
and supplementary provisions as are necessary or
expedient for carrying out the purposes of these
Regulations.

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(4) Any power conferred by these Regulations to
issue, make, serve or grant any instrument shall be
construed as including a power exercisable, in the like
manner and subject to the like conditions, if any, to vary,
revoke, cancel or otherwise terminate the instrument.

(5) In this paragraph “instrument” includes any
direction, instruction, rule or other requirement, any notice
and any certificate, licence, approval, permission,
exemption, authorisation, record or other document.

PART I
ENFORCEMENT OF REGULATIONS

5. Any person who without reasonable excuse fails
to comply with any direction given to him under any
provision of these Regulations shall be deemed for the
purposes of these Regulations to have contravened that
provision.

6. (1) The Minister may, if he thinks fit,
provisionally suspend or vary any certificate, licence,
approval, permission, exemption, authorisation or other
document issued, granted or having effect under these
Regulations, pending inquiry into or consideration of the
case. The Minister may, on sufficient ground being shown
to his satisfaction after due inquiry, revoke, suspend or
vary any such certificate, licence, approval, permission,
exemption, authorisation or other document.

(2) The holder or any person having the possession
or custody of any certificate, licence, approval, permission,
exemption or other document which has been revoked,
suspended or varied under these Regulations shall
surrender it to the Minister within a reasonable time after
being required to do so by the Minister.

(3) The breach of any condition subject to which
any certificate, licence, approval, permission, exemption or
other document, other than a licence issued in respect of an
aerodrome, has been granted or issued, or which has effect
under these Regulations shall, in the absence of provision
to the contrary in the document, render the document
invalid during the continuance of the breach.

7. (1) Subject to the provisions of this regulation, the
Minister may revoke, suspend or vary any permit to which
this regulation applies.

Enforcement of
directions.

Revocation,
suspension and
variation of
documents.

Revocation,
suspension and
variation of
permits.

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(2) Save as provided by paragraph (3), the Minister
may exercise his powers under paragraph (1) only after
notifying the permit-holder of his intention to do so and
after due consideration of the case.

(3) If, by reason of the urgency of the matter, it
appears to the Minister to be necessary for him to do so, he
may provisionally suspend or vary a permit to which this
regulation applies without complying with the
requirements of paragraph (2); but he shall in any such
case comply with those requirements as soon thereafter as
is reasonably practicable and shall then, in the light of his
due consideration of the case, either:

(a) revoke the provisional suspension or variation of
the permit; or

(b) substitute therefor a definitive revocation,
suspension or variation, which, if a definitive
suspension, may be for the same or a different
period as the provisional suspension (if any) or,
if a definitive variation, may be in the same or
different terms as the provisional variation (if
any).

(4) The powers vested in the Minister by paragraph
(1) or paragraph (3) may be exercised by him whenever, in
his judgement and whether or not by reason of anything
done or omitted to be done by the permit-holder or
otherwise connected with the permit holder, it is necessary
or expedient that the permit-holder should not enjoy, or
should no longer enjoy, the rights conferred on him by a
permit to which this regulation applies or should enjoy
them subject to such limitations or qualifications as the
Minister may determine. In particular, and without
prejudice to the generality of the foregoing, the Minister
may exercise his said powers if:

(a) it appears to him that the person to whom the
permit was granted has committed a breach of
any condition to which it is subject; or

(b) it appears to him that any agreement between the
Government of The Bahamas and the Govern-
ment of any other country in pursuance of which
or in reliance on which the permit was granted is
no longer in force or that that other Government
has committed a breach thereof.

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(5) The permit-holder or any person having the
possession or custody of any permit which has been
revoked, suspended or varied under this regulation shall
surrender it to the Minister within a reasonable time of
being required by him to do so.

(6) The breach of any condition subject to which any
permit to which this regulation applies has been granted
shall render the permit invalid during the continuance of the
breach.

(7) References in this regulation to the ‘permit-
holder’ are references to the person to whom any permit to
which this regulation applies has been granted or is deemed
to have been granted.

8. (1) If any provision of these Regulations or any
directions made thereunder is contravened in relation to an
aircraft, the operator of that aircraft and the pilot in
command thereof shall (without prejudice to the liability of
any other person under these Regulations for that
contravention) be deemed for the purposes of the following
provisions of this regulation to have contravened that
provision unless he proves that the contravention occurred
without his consent or connivance and that he exercised all
due diligence to prevent that contravention.

(2) If it is proved that an act or omission of any
person which would otherwise have been a contravention
or any regulations made thereunder was due to any cause
not avoidable by the exercise of reasonable care by that
person the act or omission shall be deemed not to be a
contravention by that person of that provision.

(3) If any person contravenes any provision or these
Regulations, not being a provision referred to in para-
graphs (4) and (5) of this regulation, he shall be guilty, of
an offence and liable on summary conviction to a fine not
exceeding six hundred dollars.

(4) If any person contravenes any provision
specified in Part A of the Second Schedule he shall be
guilty of an offence and liable on summary conviction to a
fine not exceeding fifteen hundred dollars.

(5) If any person contravenes any provision specified
in Part B of the said Schedule he shall be guilty of an
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exceeding three thousand dollars and on conviction on
indictment to a fine or imprisonment for a term not
exceeding two years or both.

9. (1) An appeal shall lie to the Supreme Court
from any decision of the Minister that a person is not a fit
person to hold a licence to act as an air traffic controller,
student air traffic controller or aerodrome flight informa-
tion service officer, and if the court is satisfied on the
evidence submitted to the Minister he was wrong in so
deciding, the court may reverse the Minister’s decision and
the Minister shall give effect to the court’s determination:

Provided that an appeal shall not lie from a decision
of the Minister that a person is not qualified to hold the
licence by reason of a deficiency in his knowledge,
experience, competence, skill, physical or mental fitness.

(2) The respondent to any appeal under this regula-
tion shall be the Attorney General.

(3) For the purposes of any provision relating to the
time within which an appeal may be brought, the
Minister’s decision shall be deemed to have been taken on
the date on which the Minister furnished a statement of his
reasons for the decision to the applicant for the licence, or
as the case may be, the holder or former holder of it.

PART II
CONTROL OF AIR TRAFFIC

10. (1) The Minister may grant a licence subject to
such conditions as he thinks fit to a person to act as an air
traffic controller, as a student air traffic controller or as an
aerodrome flight information service officer upon his being
satisfied that the applicant is a fit person to hold the licence
and is qualified by reason of his knowledge, experience,
competence, skill, physical and mental fitness so to act,
and for that purpose the applicant shall furnish such
evidence and undergo such examinations and tests
(including in particular medical examinations) as the
Minister may require of him:

Provided that the Minister shall not grant —
(a) a student air traffic controller’s licence or an

aerodrome flight information service officer’s
licence to a person under the age of eighteen
years;

Appeal to
Supreme Court.

Licensing of air
traffic personnel.

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(b) an air traffic controller’s licence which includes
an Aerodrome Control Rating, an Approach
Control Rating or an Area Control Rating, to a
person under the age of twenty one years; or

(c) an air traffic controller’s licence which includes
any other rating, to a person under the age of
twenty one years.

(2) Every licence to act as an air traffic controller shall
include —

(a) ratings of one or more of the classes set forth in
the First Schedule specifying the type of air
traffic control service which the holder of the
licence is competent to provide;

(b) a list of the places at which the rating is valid;
and

(c) the type of radar equipment, if any, with the aid
of which he may provide the service.

(3) If throughout any period of ninety days the holder
of the licence has not at any time provided at a particular
place the type of air traffic control service specified in the
rating, the rating shall, without prejudice to the Minister’s
powers under these Regulations, cease to be valid for that
place at the end of that period, and upon a rating ceasing to
be valid for a place the holder of the licence shall forthwith
inform the Minister to that effect and shall forward the
licence to the Minister to enable it to be endorsed
accordingly.

(4) Every licence to act as a student air traffic
controller shall be valid only for the purpose of authorising
the holder to provide air traffic control service under the
supervision of another person who is present at the time
and is the holder of a valid air traffic controller’s licence
which includes a rating specifying the type of air traffic
control service which is being provided by the student air
traffic controller and valid at the place in question.

(5) Every licence to act as an aerodrome flight
information service officer shall be valid only for the
purpose of authorising the holder to provide an aerodrome
flight information service at an aerodrome specified in the
licence, and if, throughout any period of one hundred and
eighty days, the holder of the licence has not at any time
provided such a service at a particular aerodrome, the
licence shall cease to be valid for that aerodrome at the end
of that period.

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(6) A licence to act as an air traffic controller, as a
student air traffic controller or as an aerodrome flight
information service officer shall not be valid unless the
holder of the licence has signed his name thereon in ink
with his ordinary signature.

(7) A licence to act as an air traffic controller, as a
student air traffic controller or as an aerodrome flight
information service officer shall remain in force for the
period indicated in the licence and may be renewed by the
Minister from time to time, upon his being satisfied that the
applicant is a fit person and is qualified as aforesaid and if
no period is indicated in the licence, it shall remain in
force, subject as aforesaid, for the lifetime of the holder.

(8) Every applicant for and holder of an air traffic
controller’s licence or a student air traffic controller’s
licence shall upon such occasions as the Minister may
require —

(a) submit himself to medical examination by a
person approved by the Minister either generally
or in a particular case who shall make a report to
the Minister in such form as the Minister may
require; and

(b) submit himself to such examinations and tests
and furnish such evidence as to his knowledge,
experience, competence and skill, as the Minister
may require, and such examinations and tests
may be conducted by the Minister or by a person
approved by the Minister.

(9) Every applicant for the holder of an aerodrome
flight information service officer’s licence shall, upon such
occasions as the Minister may require, subject himself to
such examinations and tests and furnish such evidence as
to his knowledge, experience, competence and skill as the
Minister may require and such examinations and tests may
be conducted by the Minister or by a person approved by
the Minister.

(10) The Minister or any person approved by him as
competent to do so may issue a medical certificate subject
to such conditions as he thinks fit to the effect that the
holder of the licence has been assessed as fit to perform the
functions to which the licence relates and such certificate
shall be valid for such period as is therein specified, and
shall be deemed to form part of the licence.

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(11) The holder of an air traffic controller’s licence or
student air traffic controller’s licence shall not provide any
type of air traffic control service at any such aerodrome or
place as is referred to in these Regulations unless his licence
includes a medical certificate issued and in force under
paragraph (10) of this regulation.

11. (1) A person shall not provide at any place any
type of air traffic control service or an aerodrome flight
information service or hold himself out, whether by use of
a radio call sign or in any other way, as a person who may
provide any type of air traffic control service or an
aerodrome flight information service unless —

(a) in the case of an air traffic control service, he is
the holder, and complies with the terms of —

(i) a valid student air traffic controller’s licence
granted under these Regulations and he is
supervised as required by these Regulations;

(ii) a valid air traffic controller’s licence so
granted authorising him to provide that
type of service at that place; or

(iii) a valid air traffic controller’s licence so
granted which does not authorise the
holder to provide that type or service at
that place, but who is supervised by a
person who is present at the time and who
is the holder of a valid air traffic
controller’s licence which authorises him
to provide at that place the type of air
traffic control service which is being
provided; or

(b) in the case of an aerodrome flight information
service officer, he is the holder of and complies
with the terms of an aerodrome flight informa-
tion service officer’s licence granted under these
Regulations authorising the holder to provide
such a service at that place:

Provided that a licence shall not be required by any
person who acts in the course of his duty as a member of
The Royal Bahamas Defence Force or a visiting force.

(2) The holder of an air tragic controller’s licence
shall not be entitled to perform any of the functions specified
in First Schedule in respect of a rating at any place unless —

Prohibition of
unlicensed air
traffic personnel.

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(a) his licence includes that rating and the rating is
valid for the place at which, and the type of
radar equipment, if any, with the aid of which,
the functions are performed; or

(b) he is supervised by a person who is present at the
time and who is the holder of a valid air traffic
controller’s licence granted under these Regula-
tions which authorises him to provide at that
place the type of air traffic control service which
is being provided.

(3) A person shall not provide any type of air traffic
control service or an aerodrome flight information service
unless he identifies himself in such a manner as may be
notified.

(4) Nothing in a licence granted under these Regula-
tions shall permit any person to operate manually any
direction-finding equipment for the purpose of providing
air traffic control service to an aircraft at a time when he is
providing air traffic control service or making signals to
that aircraft or to another aircraft.

(5) Nothing in this regulation shall prohibit the holder
of a valid air traffic controller’s licence from providing at any
place for which the licence includes a valid rating,
information to aircraft in flight in the interests of safety.

12. A person shall not provide an aerodrome flight
information service at any aerodrome unless —

(a) the service is provided in accordance with the
standards and procedures specified in an aero-
drome information service manual in respect of
that aerodrome;

(b) the manual is produced to the Minister within a
reasonable time after a request for its production
is made by the Minister;

(c) such amendments or additions as the Minister
may from time to time require have been made to
the manual.

13. (1) Every holder of an air traffic controller’s
licence granted under these Regulations who suffers any
personal injury or illness involving incapacity to undertake
the functions to which his licence relates throughout a


Flight
information
service manual.

Incapacity of air
traffic
controllers.

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period of twenty consecutive days shall inform the
Minister in writing of such injury or illness as soon as
possible.

(2) An air traffic controller’s licence shall be deemed
to be suspended until the elapse of such period of injury or
illness as is referred to in paragraph (1) of this regulation.

(3) The suspension of the licence shall cease —
(a) upon the holder being medically examined under

arrangements made by the Minister and pro-
nounced fit to resume his functions under the
licence; or

(b) upon the Minister exempting the holder from the
requirement of a medical examination subject to
such conditions as the Minister may think fit.

(4) A person holding an air traffic controller’s
licence shall not act as an air traffic controller if he knows
or suspects that he is suffering from or, having regard to
the circumstances of the period of duty to be undertaken, is
likely to suffer from, such fatigue as may endanger the
safety of any aircraft to which an air traffic control service
may be provided.

(5) A person shall not when exercising the privileges
of an air traffic controller’s licence be under the influence of
drink or a drug to such an extent as to impair his capacity to
exercise such privileges.

14. (1) Where the Minister deems it necessary in the
public interest to prohibit flying by reason of —

(a) the intended gathering or movement of a large
number of persons;

(b) the intended holding of an aircraft race or
contest or of an exhibition in flying; or

(c) national defence or any other reason affecting
the public interest.

(2) The Minister may make directions prohibiting,
restricting or imposing conditions on flight —

(a) by any aircraft, whether or not registered in The
Bahamas, in any airspace over The Bahamas;

(b) by aircraft registered in The Bahamas, in any
other airspace, being airspace in respect of which
the Government of The Bahamas has in pursu-
ance of international arrangements undertaken to
provide navigation services for aircraft.

Power to prohibit
or restrict flying.

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(3) Directions made under this regulation may apply
either generally or in relation to any class of aircraft.

(4) If the pilot in command of an aircraft becomes
aware that the aircraft is flying in contravention of any
directions which have been made for any of the reasons
referred to in paragraph (1)(a)(iii) of this regulation he
shall unless otherwise instructed pursuant to paragraph (3)
of this regulation cause the aircraft to leave the area to
which the directions relate by flying to the least possible
extent over such area and the aircraft shall not begin to
descent while over such an area.

(5) The pilot in command of an aircraft flying either
within an area for which directions have been made for any
of the reasons referred to in paragraph (1)(a)(iii) of this
regulation or within airspace notified as a Danger Area
shall forthwith comply with instructions given by radio or
by one of the prescribed visual signals by the appropriate
air traffic control unit or by, or on behalf of, the person
responsible for safety within the relevant airspace.

15. (1) Within The Bahamas —
(a) a captive balloon or kite shall not be flown at a

height of more than 60 metres above the ground
level or within 60 metres of any vessel, vehicle or
structure;

(b) a captive balloon shall not be flown within 5
kilometres of an aerodrome;

(c) a non captive balloon exceeding 2 metres in any
linear dimension, including any basket or other
equipment attached to the balloon, shall not be
flown in its airspace;

(d) a kite shall not be flown within 5 kilometres of
an aerodrome;

(e) a parascending parachute shall not be launched
to a height of more that 60 metres above ground
level,

without the permission in writing of the Minister and in
accordance with any conditions subject to which that
permission may be granted.

(2) A captive balloon when in flight shall be securely
moored, and shall not be left unattended unless is it fitted
with a device which ensures its automatic deflation if it
breaks free of its moorings.

Balloons, kites
and parascending
parachutes.

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PART III
AERODROMES, AERONAUTICAL LIGHTS AND

DANGEROUS LIGHTS.
16. (1) An aircraft to which this paragraph applies

shall not take-off or land in The Bahamas other than —
(a) an aerodrome licensed under these Regulations

for the take-off and landing of such aircraft; or
(b) a Government aerodrome notified as available

for the take-off and landing of such aircraft, or
in respect of which the person in charge of the
aerodrome has given his permission for the
particular aircraft to take-off or land as the case
may be,

and in accordance with any condition subject to which the
aerodrome may have been so licensed or notified, or
subject to which such permission may have been given.

(2) The person in charge of any area in The Bahamas
intended to be used for the taking-off or landing of
helicopters at night other than such a place as is specified in
paragraph (1) of this regulation shall cause to be in
operation, whenever a helicopter is taking-off or landing at
that area by night, such lighting as will enable the pilot of
the helicopter —

(a) in the case of landing, to identify the landing area
in flight, to determine the landing direction and to
make safe approach and landing;

(b) in the case of taking-off, to make a safe take-off.
(3) A helicopter flying for the purpose of the public

transport of passengers at night shall not take-off or land at
a place to which sub-paragraph (a) of this paragraph
applies unless there is in operation such lighting.

17. The Minister may cause to be notified subject to
such conditions as he thinks fit any Government aero-
drome as an aerodrome available for the take-off and
landing of aircraft engaged on flights for the purpose of the
public transport of passengers or for the purpose of
instruction in flying or of any classes of such aircraft.

18. (1) The Minister may grant to any person applying
therefor a licence in respect of any aerodrome in The
Bahamas if he is satisfied that —

Aerodromes.

Use of
Government
aerodromes.

Licensing of
aerodromes.

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(a) that person is competent, having regard to his
previous conduct and experience, his equipment,
organisation, staffing, maintenance and other
arrangements, to secure that the aerodrome and
the airspace within which its visual traffic
pattern is normally contained are safer for use by
aircraft; and

(b) the aerodrome is safe for use by aircraft, having
regard in particular to the physical character-
istics of the aerodrome and of its surroundings.

(2) An aerodrome licence may be granted subject to
such conditions as the Minister thinks fit and shall remain
in force for the period specified in the licence.

(3) Without prejudice to the generality of paragraph
(2) of this regulation the Minister may grant a licence (in
these Regulations referred to as ‘a licence for public use’)
which shall be subject to the condition that the aerodrome
shall at all times when it is available for the take-off or
landing of aircraft be so available to all persons on equal
terms and conditions.

(4) The holder of an aerodrome licence granted under
these Regulations shall —

(a) furnish to any person on request information
concerning the terms of the licence; and

(b) in the case of a licence for public use, cause to be
notified the times during which the aerodrome
will be available for the take-off or landing of
aircraft engaged on flights for the purpose of
public transport of passengers or instruction in
flying.

(5) The holder of an aerodrome licence granted
under these Regulations shall not contravene or cause or
permit to be contravened any condition of the aerodrome
licence at any time in relation to such aircraft engaged on
such flights, but the licence shall not cease to be valid by
reason only of such contravention.

19. (1) A person shall not cause or permit any
aeronautical radio station to be established or used unless
its purpose has been approved by the Minister and the
equipment thereof is of a type the specification of which is
approved by the Minister in relation to the purpose for
which it is to be used.

Radio equipment
at aerodromes.

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(2) The person in charge of an aeronautical radio
station the purpose of which is to provide navigational aid
by radio or radar to an aircraft making an approach to land
or landing at an aerodrome shall not cause or permit that
aeronautical radio station to provide such navigational aid
unless all aeronautical radio stations operated by that
person at that aerodrome are —

(a) installed, modified and maintained in a manner
approved by the Minister; and

(b) flight checked by the Minister or by a person
approved by the Minister for that purpose on
such occasions as the Minister may require:

Provided that the provisions of this paragraph shall
not apply to any aeronautical radio station which is used
solely for the purpose of enabling communications to be
made by or on behalf of the operator of an aircraft and the
pilot in command of the aircraft.

(3) The person in charge of an aeronautical radio
station at an aerodrome for which a licence for public use
has been granted shall cause to be notified in relation to
that aeronautical radio station the type and hours of
operation of any service which is available for use by any
aircraft, and in approving the purpose for which an
aeronautical radio station is to be used at any other
aerodrome the Minister may if he thinks fit require the
person in charge of the aeronautical radio station to cause
such information as aforesaid to be notified.

(4) The provisions of this regulation shall not apply
in respect to any aeronautical radio station of which the
person in charge is the Minister.

20. (1) The person in charge of any aeronautical
radio station the purpose which provides navigational aid
by radio or radar to an aircraft making an approach to land
or landing at an aerodrome shall in respect of all
aeronautical radio stations operated by him at that
aerodrome —

(a) keep a written record of functional tests, flight
checks and particulars of any overhaul, repair,
replacement or modification thereof; and

(b) preserve the written record for a period of one
year or such longer period as the Minister may in
a particular case direct and shall within a


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reasonable time after being requested to do so by
an authorised person produce such record to that
person.

(2) The person in charge of an aeronautical radio
station which is used for the provision of an air traffic
control service by an air tragic control unit shall provide
apparatus which is capable of recording the terms or
content of any radio message or signal transmitted to any
aircraft either alone or in common with other aircraft or
received from any aircraft by the air traffic control unit.

(3) The apparatus provided in compliance with
paragraph (2) of this regulation shall be —

(a) of a type the specification of which is approved
by the Minister in relation to the particular
aeronautical radio station;

(b) installed, modified and maintained in a manner
approved by the Minister; and

(c) in operation at all times when the aeronautical
radio station is in operation for providing an air
traffic control service.

(4) The person in charge of an aeronautical radio
station shall ensure that each record made by the apparatus
provided in compliance with paragraph (2) of this
regulation includes —

(a) the identification of the aeronautical radio
station;

(b) the date or dates on which the record is made;
(c) the means of determining the time at which each

message or signal was transmitted;
(d) the identity of the aircraft to or from which and

the radio frequency on which the message or
signal was transmitted; and

(e) the time at which the record started and finished.
(5) If at any time the apparatus provided in

compliance with paragraph (2) of this regulation ceases to
be capable of recording the matters required by this
regulation to be included in the record the person in charge
of the aeronautical station shall ensure that a written record
if kept in which the particulars specified in paragraph (4)
of this regulation are recorded together with a summary of
communications exchanged between the aeronautical radio
station and aircraft.

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(6) The person in charge of the aeronautical radio
station shall preserve any record made in compliance with
paragraphs (2) and (5) of this regulation for a period of 30
days from the date on which the message or signal was
recorded or for such longer period as the Minister may in a
particular case direct, and shall, within a reasonable time
after being requested to do so by an authorised person,
produce such a record to that person.

(7) A person required by this regulation to preserve
any record by reason of his being the person in charge of
the aeronautical radio station shall, if he ceases to be such
person, continue to preserve the record as if he had not
ceased to be such person, and in the event of his death the
duty to preserve the record shall fall upon his personal
representative:

Provided that if another person becomes the person
in charge of the aeronautical radio station the previous
person in charge or his personal representative shall deliver
the record to that other person on demand, and it shall be
the duty of that other person to deal with the record
delivered to him as if he were that previous person in
charge.

(8) The provisions of this regulation shall not apply
in respect of any aeronautical radio station of which the
person in charge is the Minister.

21. (1) The Minister may, in relation to any aero-
drome in respect of which a licence for public use has been
granted, or to such aerodromes generally or to any class
thereof, prescribe the charges, or the maximum charges,
which may be made for the use of the aerodrome and for
any services performed at the aerodrome to or in
connection with aircraft, and may further prescribe the
conditions to be observed in relation to those charges and
the performance of those services.

(2) The licensee of an aerodrome in relation to
which the Minister has made any regulations under
paragraph (1) of this regulation shall not cause or permit
any charges to be made in contravention of these
Regulations and shall cause particulars of the prescribed
charges to be kept exhibited at the aerodrome in such place
and manner as to be readily available for the information of
any person affected thereby.

Charges at
aerodromes
licensed for
public use.

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(3) The licensee of any aerodrome in respect of
which a licence for public use has been granted shall, when
required by the Minister, furnish to the Minister such
particulars as he may require of the charges established by
the licensee for the use of the aerodrome or of any facilities
provided at the aerodrome for the safety, efficiency or
regularity of air navigation.

22. The person in charge of any aerodrome in The
Bahamas which is open to public use by aircraft registered
in The Bahamas (whether or not the aerodrome is a
licensed aerodrome) shall cause the aerodrome, and all air
navigation facilities provided thereat, to be available for
use by aircraft registered in other Contracting States on the
same terms and conditions as for use by aircraft registered
in The Bahamas.

23. The Minister and any authorised person shall have
the right of access at all reasonable times —

(a) to any aerodrome for the purpose of inspecting
the aerodrome; or

(b) to any aerodrome for the purpose of inspecting
any aircraft on the aerodrome or any document
which he has the power to demand under these
Regulations, or for the purpose of detaining any
aircraft under the provisions of these Regula-
tions; and

(c) to any place where an aircraft has landed, for the
purpose of inspecting the aircraft or any docu-
ment which he has the power to demand under
these Regulations, or for the purpose of detain-
ing any aircraft under the provisions of these
Regulations:

Provided that access to a Government aerodrome
shall only be obtained with the permission of the person in
charge of the aerodrome.

24. The conditions under which noise and vibration
may be caused by aircraft (including military aircraft) on
Government aerodromes, licensed aerodromes or on
aerodromes at which the manufacturer, repair or main-
tenance of aircraft is carried out by persons carrying on
business as manufacturers or repairers of aircraft shall be
determined by the Minister.

Use of
aerodromes by
aircraft of
contracting
states.

Right of access to
aerodromes and
other places.

Noise and
vibration.

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25. Except with the permission of the Minister and
in accordance with any conditions subject to which the
permission may be granted, a person shall not establish,
maintain or alter the character of —

(a) an aeronautical beacon within The Bahamas and
that, in the case of an aeronautical beacon which
is or may be visible from the waters within an
area of a lighthouse authority, the Minister shall
not give permission for the purpose of this
regulation except with the consent of the
authority; or

(b) any aeronautical ground light (other than an
aeronautical beacon) at an aerodrome licensed
under these Regulations, or which forms part of
the lighting system for use by aircraft taking off
or landing at such an aerodrome;

(c) a person shall not intentionally or negligently
damage or interfere with any aeronautical
ground light established by or with the permis-
sion of the Minister.

26. (1) A person shall not exhibit in The Bahamas
any light which —

(a) by reason of its glare is liable to endanger aircraft
taking off from or landing at an aerodrome; or

(b) by reason of its liability to be mistaken for an
aeronautical ground light is liable to endanger
aircraft.

(2) If any light which appears to the Minister to be
such a light as aforesaid is exhibited the Minister may
cause a notice to be served upon the person who is the
occupier of the place where the light is exhibited or having
charge of the light, directing that person, within a
reasonable time to be specified in the notice, to take such
steps as may be specified in the notice for extinguishing or
screening the light and for preventing for the future the
exhibition of any other light which may similarly endanger
aircraft.

(3) The notice may be served either personally or by
post, or by affixing it in some conspicuous place near to
the light to which it relates.

Aeronautical
lights.

Dangerous lights.

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(4) In the case of a light which is or may be visible
from any waters within the area of the lighthouse authority,
the powers of the Minister under this regulation shall not
be exercised except with the consent of that Authority.

27. (1) The Minister may, subject to such conditions
as he may think fit, by order designate any aerodrome to be
a place for the landing or departing of aircraft for the
purpose of the enactments for the time being in force
relating to customs and excise.

(2) The Minister may by order revoke any designation
so made.

28. (1) A person who has management of any
aviation fuel installation on an aerodrome in The Bahamas
shall not cause or permit any fuel to be delivered to that
installation or from it to an aircraft unless —

(a) when the aviation fuel is delivered into the
installation he is satisfied that —

(i) the installation is capable of storing and
dispensing the fuel so as not to render it
unfit for use in aircraft;

(ii) the installation is marked in a manner
appropriate to the grade of fuel stored or if
different grades are stored in different
parts each part is so marked; and

(iii) in the case of delivery into the installation
or part thereof from a vehicle or vessel, the
fuel has been sampled and is of a grade
appropriate to that installation or that part
of the installation as the case may be and
is fit for use in aircraft;

(b) when any aviation fuel is dispensed from the
installation he is satisfied as the result of
sampling that the fuel is fit for use in aircraft:

Provided that this paragraph shall not apply in
respect of fuel which has been removed from the aircraft
and is intended for use in another aircraft operated by the
same operator as the aircraft from which it has been
removed.

Customs and
excise airports.

Aviation fuel at
aerodromes.

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(2) A person to whom paragraph (1) of this
regulation applies shall keep a written record in respect of
each installation of which he has the management, which
record shall include —

(a) particulars of the grade and quantity of aviation
fuel delivered and the date of delivery;

(b) particulars of all samples taken of the aviation
fuel and of the results of tests of those samples;

(c) particulars of the maintenance and cleaning of
the installation,

and he shall preserve the written record for a period of
twelve months or such longer period as the Minister may in
a particular case direct and shall, within a reasonable time
after being requested to do so by an authorised person,
produce such record to that person.

(3) A person shall not cause or permit any aviation
fuel to be dispensed for use in an aircraft if he knows or has
reason to believe that the aviation fuel is not fit for use in an
aircraft.

(4) If it appears to the Minister or an authorised
person that any aviation fuel is intended or likely to be
delivered in contravention of any provision of this
regulation, the Minister or that authorised person may
direct the person having the management of the installa-
tion not to permit aviation fuel to be dispensed from that
installation until the direction has been revoked by the
Minister or by an authorised person.

(5) For the purpose of this regulation —
“aviation fuel” means fuel intended for use in aircraft;
“aviation fuel installation” means any apparatus or

container, including a vehicle, designed, manu-
factured or adapted for the storage of aviation fuel
or for the delivery of such fuel to an aircraft.

PART IV
GENERAL

29. Except where the context otherwise requires, the
provisions of these Regulations —

(a) in so far as they apply (whether by express
reference or otherwise) to aircraft registered in
The Bahamas, shall apply to such aircraft
wherever they may be;

Applicability of
these
Regulations.

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(b) in so far as they apply as aforesaid to other
aircraft shall apply to such other aircraft when
they are within The Bahamas;

(c) in so far as they prohibit, require or regulate
(whether by express reference or otherwise) the
doing of anything by persons in, or by any of the
crew of, any aircraft registered in The Bahamas,
shall apply to such persons and crew, wherever
they may be; and

(d) in so far as they prohibit, require or regulate as
aforesaid the doing of anything in relation to any
aircraft registered in The Bahamas by other
persons shall, where such persons are citizens of
The Bahamas apply to them wherever they may
be.

30. The provisions of these Regulations shall not
apply to or in relation to —

(a) any balloon which at any stage of its flight is not
more than 2 metres in any linear dimension
including any basket or other equipment at-
tached to the balloon;

(b) any kite weighing not more than 2 kg;
(c) any other aircraft weighing not more than 7kg

without its fuel; or
(d) any parachute including a parascending para-

chute.
31. The Minister may exempt from any of the

provisions of these Regulations any aircraft or persons or
classes of aircraft or persons, either absolutely or subject to
such conditions as he thinks fit.

32. (1) The Minister may prescribe the fees to be
charged in connection with the issue, validation, renewal,
extension or variation of any certificate, licence or other
document (including the issue of a copy thereof), or the
undergoing of any examination, test, inspection or
investigation or the grant of any permission or approval,
required by, or for the purpose of, these Regulations.

(2) Upon an application being made in connection
with which any fee is chargeable in accordance with the
said provisions the applicant may be required before the
application is entertained to pay the whole or to deposit a


Ultra-small
aircraft.

Exemptions.

Cost recovery.

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portion of the fee or fees so chargeable, if, after such
payment or deposit has been made the application is
withdrawn by the applicant or otherwise ceases to have
effect of is refused by the Minister, the Minister may,
subject as hereinafter provided, refund the amount of such
payment or deposit.

(3) Where the amount paid or deposited under
paragraph (2) is wholly or to any extent attributable to a fee
chargeable in respect of an investigation which would have
been carried out in connection with the application if it had
not been so withdrawn or ceased to have effect or been
refused but which has not been carried out by reason only
of such withdrawal, cesser or refusal, the Minister may
refund the amount so attributable or, in a case where an
investigation has been partially completed, so much of that
amount as in the opinion of the Minister is reasonable
having regard to the stage to which the investigation has
progressed at the time of such withdrawal, cesser or
refusal:

Provided that, if in any case the amount deposited by
the applicant is not sufficient to cover the fee, as ultimately
assessed, chargeable in respect of any investigation in so
far as the same has been carried out at the time when the
application is withdrawn by him or otherwise ceases to
have effect or is refused by the Minister the amount
representing the balance of such fee shall be payable by the
applicant.

33. (1) The Minister, or any authorised person, shall
have the right to carry out audits or surveillance or to
require any person to produce documents or any other
article for the purpose of detecting any contravention of
these Regulations.

(2) Any person who, having been required in terms
of paragraph (1) to produce any document or other article,
without lawful cause makes a statement that is false in any
material particular, or fails to produce any document or
other article which is in his possession or control or to
which he has access, shall be guilty of an offence.

(3) An authorised person shall have the right to
enter and inspect any aerodrome, hanger or other place (at
which an aircraft is located or stored), aircraft or any
servicing or manufacturing organisation and to inspect any
aircraft, aircraft equipment, components or materials for


Authorised
persons: powers
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the purpose of ensuring that the provisions of the Act and
these Regulations have been, or are being complied with.

(4) Where it appears to any authorised person that
an aircraft is intended or likely to be flown in such
circumstances that the flight would involve an offence
against these Regulations or be a cause of danger to
persons in the aircraft of to persons or property on the
ground, he may take such action by way of detention of the
aircraft or such other action necessary for the purpose of
inspecting the aircraft or causing the circumstances of the
flight to be investigated.

(5) Where an aircraft has been detained pursuant to
(4) above such aircraft shall not be operated until the
Minister, being satisfied that these Regulations are being
complied with as the Minister considers necessary to
render the aircraft fit for flight.

(6) For the purpose of exercising his responsibilities
under these Regulations any authorised person shall be
issued with and carry at all times a means of identification.

(7) No person shall intentionally obstruct or impede
any authorised person acting in the exercise of his powers
or the performance of his duties under these Regulations.

34. An authorised person shall have the power to
inspect and copy any certificate, licence, document or
record which he has the power pursuant to these
Regulations and any regulations made thereunder to
require to be produced to him.

35. (1) If it appears to the Minister or an authorised
person that any aircraft is intended or likely to be flown —

(a) in such circumstances that any provision of these
or The Bahamas Civil Aviation (Safety) Regula-
tions, 2001, would be contravened in relation to
the flight;

(b) in such circumstances that the flight would be in
contravention of any other provision of these
Regulations or any aviation safety regulations
and be a cause of danger to any person or
property whether or not in the aircraft; or

(c) while in a condition unfit for the flight; whether
or not the flight would otherwise be in contra-
vention of any provision of these Regulations or
of any regulation made thereunder,

Power to inspect
and copy.

Power to prevent
aircraft flying.

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the Minister or that authorised person may direct the
operator or the pilot in command of the aircraft that he is
not to permit the aircraft to make the particular flight or
any other flight of such description as may be specified in
the direction, until the direction has been revoked by the
Minister or by an authorised person, and the Minister or
that authorised person may take such steps as are necessary
to detain the aircraft.

(2) For the purposes of paragraph (1) of this
regulation the Minister or any authorised person may enter
upon and inspect any aircraft.

(3) If it appears to the Minister or an authorised
person that any aircraft is intended or likely to be flown in
such circumstances or any provision relating to the
licensing of air transport in The Bahamas would be
contravened in relation to the flight the Minister or that
authorised person may direct the operator or the pilot in
command of the aircraft that he is not to permit the aircraft
to make a particular flight or any other flight of such
description as may be specified in the direction until the
direction has been revoked by the Minister or any
authorised person, may take such steps as are necessary to
detain the aircraft.

(4) For the purposes of paragraph (3) of this
regulation the Minister or any authorised person may enter
upon any aerodrome and may enter upon and inspect any
aircraft.

36. In relation to any of his functions pursuant to
any of the provisions of these Regulations the Minister
may, either absolutely or subject to such conditions as he
thinks fit, approve a person as qualified to furnish reports
to him and may accept such reports.

37. (1) A person shall not with intent to deceive —
(a) use any certificate, licence, approval, permission,

exemption or other document issued or required
by or under these Regulations which has been
forged, altered, revoked or suspended, or to
which he is not entitled; or

(b) lend any certificate, licence, approval, permis-
sion, exemption or other document issued or
having effect or required by or under these
Regulations to, or allow it to be used by, any
other person; or

Approval of
persons.

Offences in
relation to
documents and
records.

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(c) make any false representation for the purpose of
procuring for himself or any other person the
grant, issue, renewal or variation of any such
certificate, licence, approval, permission or
exemption or other document,

and in this paragraph a reference to a certificate, licence,
approval, permission, exemption or other document
includes a copy or purported copy thereof.

(2) A person shall not intentionally damage, alter or
render illegible any record required by or under these
Regulations to be maintained or any entry made therein, or
knowingly make, or procure or assist in the making of, any
false entry in or material omission in a record required
under these Regulations to be preserved.

(3) All entries made in writing as required by these
Regulations shall be made in ink or indelible pencil.

(4) A person shall not purport to issue any certificate
for the purposes of these Regulations or the regulations
made thereunder unless he is authorised to do so under these
Regulations.

(5) A person shall not issue any such certificate as
aforesaid unless he has satisfied himself that all statements
in the certificate are correct.

FIRST SCHEDULE (regulation 11)

AIR TRAFFIC CONTROL RATINGS
1. The holder of the licence which includes ratings of two

or more of the classes specified in paragraph 2 of this Schedule
shall not at any time perform the functions specified in respect to
more than one of those ratings.

2. Provided that the functions of any of the following
groups of ratings may be exercised at the same time —
(a) The aerodrome control rating and the approach control

rating;
(b) The approach control rating and the approach radar control

rating; except that the functions of the approach control rating
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approach radar control rating if the services being provided
under the latter is a surveillance radar approach terminating at
a point less than 2 nautical miles from the point of intersection
of the glide path with the runway.

(c) The area control rating and the area radar control rating.
3. Ratings of the following classes may be included in an

air traffic controller’s licence (other than a student air traffic
controller’s licence) and the inclusion of a rating in a licence
shall have the consequences respectively specified as follows —
(1) Aerodrome Control Rating shall entitle the holder of the

licence, at any aerodrome for which the rating is valid, to
provide air traffic control service (but not with any type of
radar equipment for which a radar control rating is required
under this paragraph) for any aircraft on the manoeuvring area
or apron of that aerodrome or which is flying in the vicinity of
the aerodrome traffic zone by visual reference to the surface.

(2) Approach Control Rating shall entitle the holder of the
licence, at any aerodrome at which the rating is valid, to
provide air traffic control service (but not with any type of
radar equipment for which a radar control rating is required
under this Schedule) for any aircraft which is flying in the
vicinity of the aerodrome traffic zone whether or not it is
flying by visual reference to surface.

(3) Approach Radar Control Rating shall entitle the holder of
the licence, at any aerodrome at which the rating is valid, to
provide air traffic control service with the aid of any type of
surveillance radar equipment for which the rating is valid for
which the rating is valid for any aircraft which is flying
within 40 nautical miles of the aerodrome traffic zone
whether or not it is flying by visual reference to the surface.

(4) Precision Approach Radar Control Rating shall entitle the
holder of the licence, at any aerodrome for which the rating
is valid, to provide air traffic control service with the aid of
any type of precision approach radar equipment for which
the rating is valid.

(5) Area Control Rating shall entitle the holder of the licence
at any place for which the rating is valid to provide an air
traffic control service with the aid of any surveillance radar
equipment.

(6) Area Radar Control Rating shall entitle the holder of the
licence, at any place for which the rating is valid, to provide
air traffic control service with the aid of any type of
surveillance radar equipment for which the rating is valid.

CH.3 – 36] CIVIL AVIATION






STATUTE LAW OF THE BAHAMAS LRO 1/2002

SECOND SCHEDULE

PENALTIES
PART A — PROVISIONS REFERRED TO IN REGULATION

8.(5)

Regulation Subject Matter
5 Failure to comply with directions given under the

regulations
6(2) Failure to surrender document
7(5) Failure to surrender permit

18(5) Contravention of conditions of license
23 Failure to grant access to an aerodrome

33(2) Failure to produce document or record
33(3) Failure to allow access
33(7) Intentional obstruction or in impedance of

authorised person
34 Obstruction or interference with the copying of

documents
37 Failure to preserve documents


PART B — PROVISIONS REFERRED TO IN REGULATION

8.(6)

11(1) Deception regarding air traffic authority
33(2) False statement
35(5) Failure to comply with order to prevent flying

37(1)(a) Use of a document by a person not entitled to
that document

37(1)(b) Allowing improper person to use personal
licenses and certificates

37(1)(c) False representation for the purpose of acquiring
a certificate or document

37(2) Intentional alteration, damage, or destroying of
document

37(2) False entries in documents
37(4) Issuance of document when not entitled to make

that issue
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