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CASA EX46/18 Exemptions as made
This instrument applies to student pilots who conduct solo flights and to flight instructors who approve solo flights by student pilots. It allows student pilots to undertake solo flights provided they have undergone a dual flight check in the same type of aircraft within the 30 days before the solo flight. The instrument also allows flight instructors to approve solo flights by student pilots who have complied with this condition.
Administered by: Infrastructure, Regional Development and Cities
Exempt from sunsetting by the Legislation (Exemptions and Other Matters) Regulation 2015 s12 item 15
Made 26 Apr 2018
Registered 27 Apr 2018
Tabled HR 08 May 2018
Tabled Senate 08 May 2018
To be repealed 30 Apr 2021
Repealed by Self Repealing

Instrument number CASA EX46/18

I, GRAEME MILLS CRAWFORD, Executive Group Manager, Aviation, 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
Group Executive Manager, Aviation

26 April 2018

CASA EX46/18 — Dual Flight Checks before Solo Flights (Student Pilots) Exemption 2018

1          Name

                 This instrument is CASA EX46/18 — Dual Flight Checks before Solo Flights (Student Pilots) Exemption 2018.

2          Duration

                 This instrument:

(a)   commences on 1 May 2018; and

(b)   is repealed at the end of 30 April 2021.

3          Definitions

Note   In this instrument certain terms and expressions have the same meaning as they have in the Civil Aviation Act 1988 and the regulations, including: flight instructor and student pilot.

                 In this instrument, dual flight check and solo have the same meaning as in regulation 61.010 of CASR.

4          Exemption from dual flight check within the previous 14 days

        (1)     A student pilot is exempt from compliance with regulation 61.065 of CASR to the extent that the regulation requires the pilot to comply with paragraph 61.115 (1) (a) of CASR in relation to a solo flight.

        (2)     The exemption is subject to the condition that the student pilot must have, within the previous 30 days before undertaking the solo flight, successfully completed a dual flight check in the same type of aircraft as that in which the solo flight is to be undertaken.

5          Exemption — flight instructor

        (1)     A flight instructor is exempt from compliance with regulation 61.1225 of CASR to the extent that the regulation requires that if the instructor approves a person to conduct a solo flight as a student pilot, the approval is to pilot the aircraft in a way that is authorised by paragraph 61.115 (1) (a) of CASR.

        (2)     The exemption is subject to the condition that the flight instructor must sight in the student’s training records a record of the student pilot having, within the previous 30 days before undertaking the solo flight, successfully completed a dual flight check in the same type of aircraft as that in which the solo flight is to be undertaken.