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CASA 09/19 Other as amended, taking into account amendments up to CASA 13/19 – Civil Aviation (Community Service Flights – Conditions on Flight Crew Licences) Amendment Instrument 2019
Administered by: Infrastructure, Transport, Cities and Regional Development
Registered 15 Apr 2019
Start Date 09 Apr 2019
To be repealed 18 Mar 2022
Repealed by Self Repealing
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CASA 09/19 – Civil Aviation (Community Service Flights – Conditions on Flight Crew Licences) Instrument 2019

as amended

made under the Civil Aviation Safety Regulations 1998.

This compilation was prepared on 10 April 2019 taking into account amendments up to CASA 13/19 – Civil Aviation (Community Service Flights – Conditions on Flight Crew Licences) Amendment Instrument 2019. It is a compilation of CASA 09/19 – Civil Aviation (Community Service Flights – Conditions on Flight Crew Licences) Instrument 2019 as amended and in force on 9 April 2019.

Prepared by the Advisory & Drafting Branch, Legal & Regulatory Affairs Division, Civil Aviation Safety Authority, Canberra.

Compilation No. 1.

Contents

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1         Name. 1

2         Duration. 1

3         Definitions. 1

4         Application. 2

5         Conditions on flight crew licences for community service flights. 2

6         Community service flights. 2

7         General requirements. 3

8         Excluded aeroplanes. 3

9         Aeronautical experience requirements. 3

10      Operational and notification requirements. 4

11      Aeroplane maintenance requirements. 4

1          Name

                 This instrument is CASA 09/19 — Civil Aviation (Community Service Flights — Conditions on Flight Crew Licences) Instrument 2019.

2          Duration

                 This instrument:

(a)   commences on 19 March 2019; and

(b)   is repealed at the end of 18 March 2022.

3          Definitions

Note   A number of expressions used in this instrument are defined in CASR or CAR, including the following:

(a)     AIP;

(b)     amateur-built aircraft;

(c)     Amateur Built Aircraft Acceptance, or ABAA;

(d)     approved system of maintenance;

(e)     CASA maintenance schedule;

(f)      certificate of airworthiness;

(g)     class B aircraft;

(h)     experimental certificate;

(i)      flight time;

(j)      I.F.R.;

(k)     limited category aircraft;

(l)      maintenance schedule;

(m)    operating crew;

(n)     pilot (used as a verb);

(o)     registered;

(p)     type (for an aircraft);

(q)     V.F.R.

                 In this instrument:

community service flight: see section 6.

periodic inspection has the meaning given by paragraph 2.1 of Part 2 of Schedule 5 to CAR (containing the CASA maintenance schedule).

4          Application

                 This instrument applies in relation to a flight in an aircraft conducted as a private operation.

5          Conditions on flight crew licences for community service flights

                 For the purposes of regulation 11.068 of CASR, this instrument imposes conditions on flight crew licences.

Note   See Part 1 of the Dictionary to CASR for the definition of flight crew licence.

6          Community service flights

        (1)     A flight is a community service flight if it meets the description in subsections (2) to (5).

        (2)     The flight involves:

(a)   the transport of one or more individuals (a patient) to a destination for the purpose of each such individual receiving non-emergency medical treatment or services at the destination; or

(b)   the transport of a patient from a destination mentioned in paragraph (a) (the treatment destination) to another treatment destination; or

(c)   the transport of a patient from a treatment destination:

             (i)  back to a place from which the patient departed for a treatment destination; or

            (ii)  to a destination at which the patient resides.

        (3)     The flight is provided to a patient, and any person who accompanies the patient to provide support and assistance, without a charge being made to any of those persons for their carriage.

        (4)     Medical treatment is not provided on board the aircraft for the flight, other than the administering of medication or in response to an unexpected medical emergency.

        (5)     The flight is coordinated, arranged or facilitated by an entity for a charitable purpose or community service purpose.

Note   Section 2B of the Acts Interpretation Act 1901 defines charitable purpose as having the meaning given by Part 3 of the Charities Act 2013.

7          General requirements

        (1)     It is a condition on a flight crew licence that its holder must not operate an aircraft for a community service flight unless:

(a)   the licence is a private pilot licence, commercial pilot licence or air transport pilot licence; and

(b)   the flight is conducted in an aeroplane or a helicopter; and

(c)   the aircraft does not carry on board any persons other than:

             (i)  a patient mentioned in paragraph 6 (2) (a), and any other passenger who accompanies a patient to provide support and assistance; and

            (ii)  the operating crew; and

(d)   the holder holds a current class 1 or 2 medical certificate.

Note   Subpart 67.C of CASR provides for the requirements relating to medical certificates.

        (2)     To avoid doubt, the provisions of CASA EX65/18 — Private Pilot Licence Medical Certification (Basic Class 2 Medical Certificate) Exemption 2018 do not apply to the holder of a flight crew licence who operates an aircraft for a community service flight.

Note   An Aviation Medical Certificate (Basic Class 2) issued by CASA under CASA EX65/18 — Private Pilot Licence Medical Certification (Basic Class 2 Medical Certificate) Exemption 2018 is not a class 1 or class 2 medical certificate.

8          Excluded aircraft

        (1)     It is a condition on a flight crew licence that its holder must not pilot an aircraft operated for a community service flight if the aircraft is excluded under subsection (2).

        (2)     For subsection (1), an aircraft is excluded if:

(a)   the aircraft is:

             (i)  an amateur-built aircraft accepted under an Amateur Built Aircraft Acceptance; or

            (ii)  an aircraft in the limited category; or

(b)   there is an experimental certificate in force for the aircraft; or

(c)   the aircraft is not registered.

9          Aeronautical experience requirements

General requirements

        (1)     It is a condition on a flight crew licence that its holder must not pilot an aircraft operated for a community service flight unless the holder has aeronautical experience that includes:

(a)   a landing, within the previous 30 days, in:

             (i)  if the community service flight is conducted in an aircraft that is class rated — an aircraft of that class; or

            (ii)  if the community service flight is conducted in an aircraft that is type rated — that type of aircraft; and

(b)   for a flight that is conducted under the V.F.R. — at least 10 hours of flight time in an aircraft of the same type as the aircraft used for the community service flight; and

(c)   for a flight that is conducted under the I.F.R. — at least 20 hours of flight time in an aircraft of the same type as the aircraft used for the community service flight; and

(d)   for a flight that is conducted in a multi-engine aeroplane — at least 25 hours of flight time as pilot in command of a multi-engine aeroplane.

Note   See Part 1 of the Dictionary to CASR for the definition of type.

Additional requirements for private pilots

        (2)     Subsection (3) applies if the holder of a private pilot licence does not also hold a commercial pilot licence or an air transport pilot licence.

        (3)     It is a condition on the private pilot licence that its holder must not pilot an aircraft operated for a community service flight unless the holder has aeronautical experience that includes:

(a)   at least 400 hours of flight time conducted in an aeroplane or a helicopter; and

(b)   at least 250 hours of flight time as pilot in command of an aeroplane or a helicopter.

Note 1   The term pilot, used as a verb, has the meaning given by regulation 61.010 of CASR.

Note 2   For the meaning of flight time as a pilot in command: see regulation 61.090 of CASR.

10        Operational and notification requirements

                 It is a condition on a flight crew licence that its holder must not pilot an aircraft operated for a community service flight unless:

(a)   the aircraft carries no more than 5 passengers (including any patient mentioned in paragraph 6 (2) (a)); and

(b)   the aircraft is not operated under the V.F.R. at night; and

(c)   the holder submits a flight notification (within the meaning given by the AIP) to Airservices Australia that:

             (i)  identifies the flight as a community service flight using the acronym “CSF”; and

            (ii)  is either “full flight details” or “SARTIME”; and

 (d)  the holder, in addition to the requirements in regulation 61.350 of CASR to record information about flights in a personal logbook, records that the flight is a community service flight in the logbook.

Note   For paragraph (c), the flight can be identified by entering the acronym in the “remarks” section of the flight notification: see AIP ENR 1.10.

11        Aeroplane maintenance requirements

        (1)     Subsection (2) applies if there is an election in force under regulation 42B of CAR for an aeroplane to use the CASA maintenance schedule for the aircraft’s maintenance.

        (2)     It is a condition on a flight crew licence that its holder must not pilot the aeroplane for a community service flight unless:

(a)   the aeroplane has undergone a periodic inspection:

             (i)  within the last 100 hours of service of the aeroplane; or

            (ii)  if the aeroplane has been in service for less than 100 hours in the immediately preceding 12 months — within the 12 months; or

(b)   both of the following apply:

             (i)  the aeroplane was issued its current certificate of airworthiness less than 12 months before the flight;

            (ii)  the aeroplane has been in service for less than 100 hours since the certificate was issued.

Notes to CASA 09/19 – Civil Aviation (Community Service Flights – Conditions on Flight Crew Licences) Instrument 2019

CASA 09/19 – Civil Aviation (Community Service Flights – Conditions on Flight Crew Licences) Instrument 2019 (in force under the Civil Aviation Safety Regulations 1998) as shown in this compilation is amended as indicated in the Tables below.

Table of Orders

Year and
number

Date of FRL
registration

Date of
commencement

Application, saving or
transitional provisions

CASA 09/19
Civil Aviation (Community Service Flights — Conditions on Flight Crew Licences) Instrument 2019

14 February 2019
(see F2019L00134)

19 March 2019
(see s. 2)

CASA 13/19
Amendment instrument

8 April 2019
(see
F2019L00554)

9 April 2019 (see s. 2)

 



Table of Amendments

ad. = added or inserted     am. = amended     rep. = repealed     rs. = repealed and substituted

Provision affected

How affected

subs. 7

am. F2019L00554

subs. 8

am. F2019L00554

subs. 9

am. F2019L00554

subs. 10

am. F2019L00554