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CASA EX18/13 Exemptions as made
This instrument permits a pilot, who is the holder of a night V.F.R. agricultural rating, to exercise the authority given by that rating despite not having met the standard recent experience requirements set out in Civil Aviation Order 40.2.2.
Administered by: Infrastructure and Regional Development
General Comments: This instrument stops having effect at the end of February 2016.
Exempt from sunsetting by the Legislative Instruments Act 2003 s 54(2) item 9
Made 18 Feb 2013
Registered 25 Feb 2013
Tabled HR 12 Mar 2013
Tabled Senate 27 Feb 2013
Date of repeal 22 Feb 2014
Repealed by CASA EX12/14 – Exemption - recent experience requirements for night V.F.R. agricultural ratings

Instrument number CASA EX18/13

I, GERARD JOHN CAMPBELL, Acting Executive Manager, Operations Division, a delegate of CASA, make this instrument under regulation 11.160 of the Civil Aviation Safety Regulations 1998.

[Signed G.J. Campbell]

Gerard J. Campbell
Acting Executive Manager
Operations Division

18 February 2013

Exemption — recency flying at night by holders of night V.F.R. agricultural ratings

1          Duration

                 This instrument:

(a)   commences on 1 March 2013; and

(b)   stops having effect at the end of February 2016.

2          Definitions

                 In this instrument:

AGL means above ground level.

agricultural pilot means the holder of a rating.

approved person means a person that is approved by CASA to determine the competency of a pilot to conduct agricultural operations at night.

Order means Civil Aviation Order 40.2.2.

rating means night V.F.R agricultural rating.

3          Application

                 This instrument applies to agricultural pilots who do not meet the requirements of subparagraph 5.1 (a) of Appendix II of the Order.

4          Exemption

                 Agricultural pilots are exempt from compliance with subparagraph 5.1 (a) of Appendix II of the Order.

5          Conditions

                 The exemption is subject to the conditions mentioned in Schedule 1.

Schedule 1          Conditions

        1     In the 12 months preceding the flight, the pilot must have either:

(a)   completed 10 hours of agricultural operations at night below 500 feet AGL; or

(b)   been assessed as competent to conduct agricultural operations at night by an approved person.

        2     The pilot may begin an agricultural operation below 500 feet AGL later than 20 minutes before night only if the pilot has, in the 45 days preceding the flight, either:

(a)   completed agricultural operations at night below 500 feet AGL, including at least 3 take-offs and 3 landings at night, in aircraft of the same category; or

(b)   practiced the necessary manoeuvres involved in agricultural operations in an unladen aircraft at night, including night circuits and simulated application runs along the runway lights or flare path.