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Preparation for Flight Test CPL (H) and (A)

Correct as at: 6 may 02


(CAR 6.14)

Must have current medical Commercial = Class 1 current for 1 year after appropriate day (from date of issue) BIENNIAL FLIGHT REVIEW (CAR 5.108, 5.110 & 5.124)

To exercise the privileges of your licence: Must complete flight review within 2 years immediately prior to the day of proposed flight. N.B. >60 years CPL check every year >65 years CPL check every 6 months RECENCY REQUIREMENTS (CAR 5.109 & 5.125) Must not carry passengers unless 3 circuits, proficiency check or passed flight test within last 90 days. ILLNESS (6.16A) Impaired efficiency due to illness lasting: >7 days Commercial >30 days Private Must not act as PIC unless cleared by DAME (notify CASA). PRIVILEGES OF LICENCE (CAR 5.121 & CAR 5.105) 1. A CPL helicopter authorises the holder of the licence: a. b. c. 2. to fly a single pilot helicopter as PIC while the helicopter is engaged in any operation to fly a multi-pilot helicopter as a PIC while the helicopter is engaged in any operation other than CHTR or RPT to fly a helicopter as a co-pilot while the helicopter is engaged in any operation

A CPL aeroplane authorises the holder of the licence: a. to fly a single pilot aeroplane as PIC while the aeroplane is engaged in any operation

2 b. c. to fly a multi-pilot aeroplane as PIC while the aeroplane is engaged in any operation other than CHTR or RPT to fly an aeroplane as co-pilot while the aeroplane is engaged in any operation

TYPES OF OPERATIONS 1. PVT operations: personal transportation of the owner of the aircraft aerial spotting (no remuneration received by pilot or aircraft owner) ag operations on land owned and occupied by owner of aircraft (eg mustering) aerial photography (no remuneration) carriage of persons or goods without charge must not carry goods for the purpose of trade (cannot transport own goods to market) no public notice no greater than 6 persons share costs equally Commercial Operations (CAR 206) Aerial Work (AWK) aerial surveying aerial spotting agricultural operations aerial photography advertising flying training ambulance function carriage of goods for purpose of trade CHTR carriage of passengers or cargo for hire or reward or to or from any place (not on fixed schedules) carriage of passengers or cargo to or from fixed terminals (accommodation not available to persons generally) RPT transport of persons or cargo for hire or reward fixed schedules and/ore specified routes

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DOCUMENTS TO BE CARRIED (CAR 139) Licence Medical Certificate Flight Manual Maintenance Release

3 Cargo Manifest

If a passenger charter leave pax manifest at Departure Aerodrome (CAO 20.171(7)) If overseas must additionally carry: Certificate of airworthiness Certificate of registration Radio equipment licence Passenger list MAINTENANCE RELEASE (CAR 2.1 pg 396) 1. 2. Current for 1 yr or 100 hours Pilot must ensure the maintenance release is: current U/S items fixed (or acceptable for type of flight) Required maintenance is current A/Ds complied with Record any U/D Sign for daily inspection

Airworthiness Directives (CAR 37A) Issued by CASA as a result of defects reported by manufacturer or maintenance organisation Recording U/S items (CAR 50) Pilot records U/S on part 2 of maintenance release AIRCRAFT INSTRUMENTS (CAO 20.18 Appendices) Instrument Helicopter (VI) and Aeroplane (I): 1. ASI 2. Pressure altimeter with adjustable pressure datum scale 3. Magnetic Compass 4. Time Piece Helicopter RPT, CHTR & AWK: 1. Slip indicator 2. OAT Aeroplane CHTR & AWK: 1. Turn and Slip indicator 2. OAT RADIOS (AIP GEN 1.5-1) VHF Radio CTA MBZ CHTR CTA OCTA

4 OCTA above 5,000 Below 3,000 or 1,000 AGL VHF or HF

HF/ELB Flights over water Designated Remote Areas (Diagram in CAO 20.11 and ERC LOW) ELBs (CAR 252A & CAO 20.11) Most Australian aircraft are now required to carry them SURVIVAL EQUIPMENT (CAO 20.11(7)) Required in: Remote area Over water where life rafts are required LIFE JACKETS (CAO 20.11) 1. Helicopter greater than autorotative distance from land (must wear them) 2. Aeroplanes greater than gliding distance from land (single engine) or 50 NM for multi engine LIFE RAFTS (CAO 20.110 Single engine >100 miles or 30 mins cruise from land sufficient life rafts for number of passengers FLOATS (CAO 20.11) Single engine Helicopters in passenger carrying charter ops must have a flotation system if greater than autorotative distance from land, except: a. in access lane, or b. normal approach or landing to a helicopter landing site No more than 50NM from land if passenger CHTR PLANNING (AIP ENR 1.10) 1. Forecast required in cases of flight away from vicinity of aerodrome 2. Forescast must cover period of flight. Aerodrome forecast must be valid for 30 minutes before and 60 minutes after ETA 3. Flight notification (AIP ENR 1.10-3): a. RPT/CHTR SARTIME or Flight Note b. AWK/PVT If over water/remote area SARTIME or Flight note c. AWK/PVT SARTIME, Flight Note or no notification Submission of flight details at least 30 mins prior to ETD N.B. Only one SARTIME can be current at any one time


Class Airspace Type of Aircra ft FW, Helo, balloons Controlled Class C Height Vis Dist from Cloud Horizontal/Verti cal 1,500M Horiz 1,000ft Vert 1,500M Horiz 1,000ft Vert 1,500M Horiz 1,000ft Vert 1,500M Horiz 1,000ft Vert 1,500M Horiz 1,000ft Vert Clear of cloud 1,500M Horiz 1,000ft Vert 1,500M Horiz 1,000ft Vert Clear of cloud and in sight of ground or water Carriage and use of radio is required when operating to these conditions for communication on the MBZ/CTAF freq when within the prescribed distance of an AD or on the VHF whilst enroute
Only if: (a) by day (b) speed the PIC has adequate opportunity to observe obstructions or traffic in time to avoid collision and (c) if less than 10NM from an AD for which and Inst approach has been approved if: (1) all reporting. Broadcasting and listening watch requirements are met and (2) maintain a separation of at least 500ft from other IFR aircraft less than

Additional Comments

At or above 10,000ft AMSL Below 10,000ft AMSL Within Class D CTR At or above 10,000ft AMSL Below 10,000ft AMSL Within GAAP CTR At or above 10,000ft AMSL Below 10,000ft AMSL At or below 3,000ft AMSL or 1,000ft AGL whichever is higher

8km 5,000m

Controlled Class D

FW, Helo, Balloons FW, Helo, Balloons

5,000m 8km 5,000m 5,000m 8km 5,000m 5,000m

ATC may permit operations in wx conditions that do not meet this criteria (Special VFR) ATC may permit Special VFR

Controlled Class E

GAAP Control Zones Non- controlled Class G

FW, Helo, Balloons FW

ATC may permiot Special VFR


As for aeroplanes Below 700ft 800m AGL

Clear of cloud

10NM from AD

CTAF (AIP ENR 1.4-4) 5NM radius and 3,000 AGL Taxi and inbound calls mandatory for radio equipped aicraft. Radio not mandatory. MBZ 15NM radius and 5,000 AGL Radio is mandatory and Taxi and inbound calls. LIGHT SIGNALS (AIP ENR 1.5-41) Signal Steady Green Steady Red Green Flashes Red Flashes RADIO FAILURE (ERSA) 1. OCTA Stay VMC Transmit Blind Remain OCTA Land at nearest suitable non-controlled aerodrome Report arrival if on SARWATCH 2. CTA Squawk 7600 Listen out on ATIS or voice modulated navaid In Flight Land Give Way and continue to circle Return for Landing Airfield Unsafe On Ground Clear to Take Off Stop Taxi Taxi Clear of Landing Area

7 Transmit Blind

CLEARANCES AND RADIO CALLS (????) CTA Landing CTA Take-off Airways clearance Landing Clearance Start Clearance Taxi Clearance Airways clearance Take-Off clearance Airborne or departure report Departure Report (Non-radar) Departed (time) Tracking Climbing to

Airborne Report (radar) (AIP ENR 1.1-10) Turning left/right Passing through Climbing to (last assigned level)

Low Flying (CAR 157) An aircraft must not fly over: Any city, town or populated area at a height lower than 1,000 Any other area lower than 500 In the case of a helicopter 300m horizontally from point directly below or aeroplane 600m horizontally N.B. The exception is due to stress of weather, low flying permit, baulked approach or normal take of and landing TOUR OF DUTY (CAO 48.1) TOD roster 11 hours Can be extended to 12 hrs with an extra 1hr rest per 15 mins overtime Flight Time 8hrs Can be extended to 9 hrs with extra 1hrs rest per 15 mins overtime Rest period 9 hrs (10pm-6am). Ret can start at 11pm if following days TOD is only 6hrs. Otherwise 10hrs rest N.B. If TOD is extended past 12hrs or flight time past 9hrs, a 24hr rest period must follow

Consecutive Sum of TOD>11hrs or sum of flight time >8hrs with rest <12hrs (10pm-6am) or rest <12hrs then must have 12hrs rest (10pm6am) or 24hrs rest

8 Longer TOD Two nights off in 7 day period 30hrs flight time in 7 days 100hrs flight time in 30 days 900hrs flight time in 365 days