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CASA EX48/17 Exemptions as made
This instrument exempts the holder of a low-level rating from certain recency and flight review requirements provided alternative requirements are met. The instrument is a reissue of CASA EX92/15 with minor technical changes for clarity but no substantive changes.
Administered by: Infrastructure, Transport, Cities and Regional Development
Exempt from sunsetting by the Legislation (Exemptions and Other Matters) Regulation 2015 s12 item 15
Registered 01 May 2017
Tabling HistoryDate
Tabled HR09-May-2017
Tabled Senate09-May-2017
To be repealed 30 Apr 2020
Repealed by Self Repealing

Instrument number CASA EX48/17

I, GRAEME MILLS CRAWFORD, Aviation Group Manager, a delegate of CASA, make this instrument under regulations 11.160 and 11.205 of the Civil Aviation Safety Regulations 1998.

[Signed G.M. Crawford]

Graeme M. Crawford
Aviation Group Manager


28 April 2017

Exemption — from certain low-level rating requirements

1          Duration

                 This instrument:

(a)   commences on 1 May 2017; and

(b)   is repealed at the end of 30 April 2020.

2          Definitions

                 In this instrument:

aerial mustering endorsement means:

(a)   an aerial mustering–aeroplane endorsement mentioned in item 5 of table 61.1075 of CASR; and

(b)   an aerial mustering–helicopter endorsement mentioned in item 6 of table 61.1075 of CASR; and

(c)   an aerial mustering–gyroplane endorsement mentioned in item 7 of table 61.1075 of CASR.

low-level rating has the same meaning as it has in Part 61 of CASR.

3          Application

                 This instrument applies to a holder of a pilot licence with a low-level rating.

4          Exemptions

        (1)     The holder is exempt from compliance with the requirements of the following provisions of CASR:

(a)   regulation 61.1040;

(b)   regulation 61.1055;

(c)   regulation 61.1060.

        (2)     The exemption is subject to the conditions mentioned in section 5.

5          Conditions

Flight review requirement for all rating holders

        (1)     The holder must not exercise the privileges of the low level rating unless within 24 months before exercising the privileges he or she:

(a)   has successfully completed a flight review for the rating; or

(b)   has passed a flight test for the rating; or

(c)   has passed a flight test for the grant of a low‑level endorsement (as long as it is more than 6 months after passing the flight test for the rating); or

(d)   has successfully completed an aerial application proficiency check under regulation 61.1110 of CASR; or

(e)   has successfully completed an operator proficiency check that covers:

             (i)  operations under the rating; or

            (ii)  operations under the aerial application rating; or

(f)    is successfully participating in an operator’s training and checking system for an operation under the rating, being a system for which the operator holds an appropriate approval under regulation 61.040 of CASR.

Recency requirement for aerial mustering only

        (2)     If the low-level rating has an aerial mustering endorsement, the holder must not engage in an aerial mustering operation unless within 12 months before the operation he or she has:

(a)   completed 20 hours of aerial mustering operations; or

(b)   been assessed as competent to conduct aerial mustering operations by a flight instructor who holds a low-level training endorsement; or

(c)   successfully completed an operator proficiency check in low-level operations covering aerial mustering operations; or

(d)   successfully completed a low-level flight review covering aerial mustering operations.