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CASA EX85/20 Exemptions as made
This instrument enables operators of small and light unmanned free balloons to continue to release a small and light unmanned free balloon, without the approval of the Civil Aviation Safety Authority to operate the balloon beyond visual line of sight.
Administered by: Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development and Communications
Exempt from sunsetting by the Legislation (Exemptions and Other Matters) Regulation 2015 s12 item 15
Registered 28 May 2020
Tabling HistoryDate
Tabled HR10-Jun-2020
Tabled Senate10-Jun-2020
To be repealed 31 May 2021
Repealed by Self Repealing

Instrument number CASA EX85/20

I, ANTHONY ALFRED STANTON, Branch Manager, General, Recreational and Sport Aviation, Stakeholder Engagement Division, a delegate of CASA, make this instrument under regulation 11.160 of the Civil Aviation Safety Regulations 1998.

[Signed A.A. Stanton]

Anthony A. Stanton
Branch Manager, General, Recreational & Sport Aviation
Stakeholder Engagement Division

26 May 2020

CASA EX85/20  Small and Light Unmanned Free Balloons (Beyond Visual Line of Sight) Exemption 2020

1          Name

                 This instrument is CASA EX85/20 — Small and Light Unmanned Free Balloons (Beyond Visual Line of Sight) Exemption 2020.

2          Duration

                 This instrument:

(a)   commences on 1 June 2020; and

(b)   is repealed at the end of 31 May 2021.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. These include: light balloon, small balloon and unmanned free balloon.

                 In this instrument:

                 approved area has the meaning given by regulation 101.150 of CASR.

4          Application

                 This instrument applies to the operator of an unmanned free balloon that is:

(a)   a small balloon released in accordance with regulation 101.155 of CASR; and

(b)   a light balloon that is released outside an approved area in accordance with regulation 101.160 of CASR.

5          Exemption

                 The operator is exempt from compliance with regulation 101.073 of CASR.