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CAR218         Route qualifications of pilot in command of a regular public transport aircraft

(1)   A pilot is qualified to act in the capacity of pilot in command of an aircraft engaged in a regular public transport service if the pilot is qualified for the particular route to be flown in accordance with the following requirements:

(a)    the pilot shall have been certified as competent for the particular route by a pilot who is qualified for that route;

(b)    the pilot shall have made at least one trip over that route within the preceding 12 months as a pilot member of the operating crew of an aircraft engaged in any class of operation;

(c)    the pilot shall have an adequate knowledge of the route to be flown, the aerodromes which are to be used and the designated alternate aerodromes, including a knowledge of:

(i)    the terrain;

(ii)    the seasonal meteorological conditions;

(iii)    the meteorological, communication and air traffic facilities, services and procedures;

(iv)    the search and rescue procedures; and

(v)    the navigational facilities;

associated with the route to be flown;

(d)    the pilot shall have demonstrated either in flight or by simulated means that he or she is proficient in the use of instrumental approach‑to‑land systems which he or she may utilise in operations on that route; and

(e)    the pilot possesses such other qualifications (if any) as CASA specifies in relation to that route having regard to any special difficulties of that route.

(1A)   A pilot must not act in the capacity of pilot in command of an aircraft engaged in a regular public transport service if the pilot is not qualified in accordance with subregulation (1).

Penalty:   50 penalty units.

(1B)   An operator must not permit a pilot to act in the capacity of pilot in command of an aircraft engaged in a regular public transport service if the pilot is not qualified in accordance with subregulation (1).

Penalty:   50 penalty units.

         (2)   CASA may grant an exemption from the requirements specified in paragraphs (1) (a) and (b) subject to such conditions as CASA considers necessary in the interests of safety.

         (3)   An operator shall maintain a record of the routes for which each of his or her pilots is qualified in accordance with this regulation.

Penalty:   5 penalty units.

         (4)   A person must not contravene a condition to which an exemption is subject.

Penalty:   50 penalty units.

(5)   An offence against subregulation (1A), (1B), (3) or (4) is an offence of strict liability.

Note   For strict liability, see section 6.1 of the Criminal Code.

CAR219         Route qualifications of pilot in command of a charter aircraft

(1)   A pilot is qualified to act in the capacity of pilot in command of an aircraft employed in charter operations if the pilot is qualified for the particular route to be flown in accordance with the following requirements:

(a)    the pilot shall have an adequate knowledge of the route to be flown, the aerodromes which are to be used and the designated alternate aerodromes, including a knowledge of:

(i)    the terrain;

(ii)    the seasonal meteorological conditions;

(iii)    the meteorological, communication and air traffic facilities, services and procedures;

(iv)    the search and rescue procedures; and

(v)    the navigational facilities;

associated with the route to be flown;

(b)    if the flight is to be conducted under the Instrument Flight Rules, the pilot shall have demonstrated either in flight or by simulated means that he or she is proficient in the use of instrument approach‑to‑land systems which he or she may utilise in operations on that route.

(2)   A pilot must not act in the capacity of pilot in command of an aircraft employed in charter operations if the pilot is not qualified in accordance with subregulation (1).

Penalty:   50 penalty units.

(3)   An operator must not permit a pilot to act in the capacity of pilot in command of an aircraft employed in charter operations if the pilot is not qualified in accordance with subregulation (1).

Penalty:   50 penalty units.

(4)   An offence against subregulation (2) or (3) is an offence of strict liability.

Note   For strict liability, see section 6.1 of the Criminal Code.