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This instrument approves for helicopter pilots who, immediately before 1 September 2014, were approved to test and approve sling load operation pilots, aerial mustering pilots and winch/rappelling pilots under Civil Aviation Order 29.6, 29.10 or 29.11. It approves the pilot to conduct a flight test for, and to grant, the corresponding endorsement under Part 61 of CASR. A condition on the approval requires the approved pilots to act as if the pilot held a flight examiner rating, except that they are not required to comply with subregulation 61.1265 (1) or regulations 61.1270 and 61.1285.
Administered by: Infrastructure, Regional Development and Cities
Registered 20 Mar 2017
Date of repeal 31 Aug 2018
Repealed by Self Repealing

Instrument number CASA 29/17

I, GRAEME MILLS CRAWFORD, Aviation Group Manager, a delegate of CASA, make this instrument under regulations 11.056 and 61.040 of the Civil Aviation Safety Regulations 1998 (CASR) for subregulations 61.150 (7) and 61.245 (3) of CASR.

[Signed G.M. Crawford]

Graeme M. Crawford
Aviation Group Manager

16 March 2017

Approval – approved persons under Civil Aviation Orders 29.6, 29.10 and 29.11 – flight tests and grant – low-level endorsements – helicopter

1          Duration

                 This instrument:

(a)   commences on 20 March 2017; and

(b)   is repealed at the end of 31 August 2018.

2          Definitions

                 In this instrument:

aerial application rating flight test endorsement has the same meaning as in regulation 61.1310 of CASR, as in force from time to time.

aerial mustering ‑ helicopter endorsement has the same meaning as in regulation 61.1075 of CASR, as in force from time to time.

approved helicopter testing pilot means a person approved by section 3 of this instrument.

FTNS means the CASA Flight Test Notification System.

low-level rating flight test endorsement has the same meaning as in regulation 61.1310 of CASR, as in force from time to time.

mustering operation checker means a person who:

(a)   on 31 August 2014, was approved under subsection 12 of Civil Aviation Order 29.10, as in force at the time of approval, to act as an approved pilot in a helicopter; and

(b)   has never been granted a low-level rating flight test endorsement (helicopter) or an aerial application rating flight test endorsement (helicopter).

sling load operation checker means a person who:

(a)   on 31 August 2014, was an approved person within the meaning of paragraph 3.2 of Civil Aviation Order 29.6, as in force on 31 August 2014; and

(b)   has never been granted a low-level rating flight test endorsement (helicopter) or an aerial application rating flight test endorsement (helicopter).

sling operations endorsement has the same meaning as in regulation 61.1075 of CASR, as in force from time to time.

winch and rappelling operations endorsement has the same meaning as in regulation 61.1075 of CASR, as in force from time to time.

winching/rappelling operation checker means a person who:

(a)   on 31 August 2014, was an approved person within the meaning of paragraph 9.2 of Civil Aviation Order 29.11, as in force on 31 August 2014; and

(b)   has never been granted a low-level rating flight test endorsement (helicopter) or an aerial application rating flight test endorsement (helicopter).

Note   Civil Aviation Orders 29.6, 29.10 and 29.11 have been amended and no longer provide for approved persons for pilot qualifications. Instead, Part 61 of CASR authorises the holder of a low-level rating flight test endorsement or an aerial application rating flight test endorsement to conduct a flight test for a low-level endorsement mentioned in regulation 61.1075 of CASR.

3          Approvals

        (1)     I approve a sling load operation checker:

(a)   to conduct a flight test for a sling operations endorsement; and

(b)   to grant a sling operations endorsement.

        (2)     I approve a mustering operation checker:

(a)   to conduct a flight test for an aerial mustering – helicopter endorsement; and

(b)   to grant an aerial mustering – helicopter endorsement.

        (3)     I approve a winching/rappelling operation checker:

(a)   to conduct a flight test for a winch and rappelling operations endorsement; and

(b)   to grant a winch and rappelling operations endorsement.

        (4)     An approval is subject to the conditions mentioned in section 4.

4          Conditions

        (1)     An approved helicopter testing pilot must be registered with FTNS and must use FTNS as the method of flight test notification.

        (2)     Before FTNS registration, the approved helicopter testing pilot must have provided evidence to the Flight Standards Branch of CASA that the pilot was a sling load operation checker, a mustering operation checker or a winching/rappelling operation checker on 31 August 2014.

        (3)     An approved helicopter testing pilot must comply with the limitations and obligations of the holder of a flight examiner rating under Subpart 61.U of CASR, as in force from time to time, other than subregulation 61.1265 (1) and regulations 61.1270 and 61.1285 of CASR.