Federal Register of Legislation - Australian Government

Primary content

Exemptions as made
This instrument exempts pilots who are operating at, or practising for, an air display approved by the Civil Aviation Safety Authority from the requirement to hold a low-level rating. It also exempts those pilots from offence provisions for operating under 500 feet above ground level and for conducting activities without authorisation under Part 61 of the Civil Aviation Safety Regulations 1998.
Administered by: Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development, Communications and the Arts
Exempt from sunsetting by the Legislation (Exemptions and Other Matters) Regulation 2015 s12 item 15
Registered 28 Jan 2021
Tabling HistoryDate
Tabled HR02-Feb-2021
Tabled Senate02-Feb-2021
To be repealed 31 Jan 2024
Repealed by Self Repealing

Instrument number CASA EX08/21

I, CHRISTOPHER PAUL MONAHAN, Acting Group Executive Manager, Aviation, a delegate of CASA, make this instrument under regulation 11.160 of the Civil Aviation Safety Regulations 1998.

[Signed Christopher P. Monahan]

Christopher P. Monahan

Acting Group Executive Manager, Aviation

27 January 2021

CASA EX08/21 — Low-level Operations for Air Displays and Aerobatics Practice Exemption 2021

1          Name

                 This instrument is CASA EX08/21 — Low-level Operations for Air Displays and Aerobatics Practice Exemption 2021.

2          Duration

                 This instrument:

(a)   commences on 1 February 2021; and

(b)   is repealed at the end of 31 January 2024.

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: aerobatic manoeuvres, air display and pilot in command.

                 In this instrument:

low-level operation has the meaning given by regulation 61.010 of CASR.

4          Application

        (1)     This instrument applies to each pilot in command of an aircraft (the pilot) who:

(a)   does not hold a low-level rating or an aerial application rating; and

(b)   is conducting a low-level operation:

             (i)  at an air display approved by CASA from time to time; or

            (ii)  during practice for an air display approved by CASA at an aerodrome specified by CASA in an instrument under regulation 165 of CAR from time to time; and

(c)   complies with the conditions of any approval or instrument mentioned in paragraph (b).

        (2)     This instrument also applies to each pilot in command of an aircraft (the pilot) who:

(a)   holds an aerobatics (unlimited) flight activity endorsement; and

(b)   is conducting a low-level operation for practice of aerobatic manoeuvres at an aerodrome specified by CASA in an instrument under regulation 165 of CAR from time to time; and

(c)   complies with the conditions in the instrument mentioned in paragraph (b).

5          Exemption

                 The pilot is exempt from compliance with the following provisions:

(a)   paragraph 157 (1) (b) of CAR;

(b)   subregulation 61.065 (1) of CASR, to the extent that it prohibits the pilot from conducting a low-level operation;

(c)   subregulation 61.375 (7) of CASR, but only in relation to item 5 of Table 61.375 of CASR.