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CASA EX138/16 Exemptions as made
This instrument allows members of the Model Aeronautical Association of Australia to operate a model aircraft using first person view technology if they do so in accordance with accepted procedures and practices.
Administered by: Infrastructure, Transport, Cities and Regional Development
Exempt from sunsetting by the Legislation (Exemptions and Other Matters) Regulation 2015 s12 item 15
Registered 06 Sep 2016
Tabling HistoryDate
Tabled HR12-Sep-2016
Tabled Senate12-Sep-2016
Date of repeal 31 Aug 2019
Repealed by Self Repealing

Instrument number CASA EX138/16

I, Mark Alan Skidmore, Director of Aviation Safety, on behalf of CASA, make this instrument under the Civil Aviation Safety Regulations 1998 (CASR 1998).

[Signed Mark Skidmore AM]

Mark Skidmore AM
Director of Aviation Safety

2 September 2016

Exemption and approval — operating model aircraft (Model Aeronautical Association of Australia Incorporated)

1          Duration

        (1)     This section, section 2 and Schedule 1 to this instrument:

(a)   commence on the day after registration; and

(b)   are repealed at the end of 31 August 2019.

        (2)     Schedule 2 to this instrument:

(a)   commences immediately after the commencement of the Civil Aviation Legislation Amendment (Part 101) Regulation 2016; and

(b)   is repealed at the end of 31 August 2019.

2          Application

        (1)     This instrument applies to a member of the Model Aeronautical Association of Australia Incorporated, Aviation Reference Number 578375 (the MAAA), if the member operates a model aircraft using first person view technology.

        (2)     In this section:

first person view technology means technology enabling the model aircraft to be piloted:

(a)   without the member having direct line of sight of the aircraft; and

(b)   with the member using a live video downlink from a camera fixed to the aircraft.

Schedule 1 — Exemption

                 For regulation 11.160 of CASR 1998, the member is exempt from compliance with subregulation 101.385 (1) of CASR 1998, subject to the condition that the member operates the model aircraft in accordance with the “First Person View (FPV) Policy”, MOP066, published by the MAAA, as existing from time to time.

Schedule 2 — Approval

                 For subregulation 101.073 (2) of CASR 1998, the member may operate the model aircraft beyond the person’s visual line of sight, subject to the condition that the member operates the aircraft in accordance with the “First Person View (FPV) Policy”, MOP066, published by the operator, as existing from time to time.