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CIVIL AVIATION SAFETY REGULATIONS 1998 - REG 101.099B

Test flights of certain RPA and model aircraft--circumstances and requirements prescribed by the Part 101 Manual of Standards

Circumstances in which aircraft may be operated for test flights while not registered for the flights

             (1)  The Part 101 Manual of Standards may prescribe the circumstances in which:

                     (a)  an RPA or a model aircraft that is not required to be registered under Division 47.C.1, and is not registered under Division 47.C.2, may be operated for the purposes of a test flight; or

                     (b)  an aircraft that is registered as a model aircraft under Division 47.C.2 may be operated as an RPA for the purposes of a test flight.

             (2)  For the purposes of subregulation (1), circumstances in which an aircraft may be operated for the purposes of a test flight may be prescribed only if the circumstances are relevant to the development, manufacture, repair or maintenance of the aircraft or of equipment associated with the aircraft.

Requirements for aircraft operated for test flights while not registered for the flights

             (3)  The Part 101 Manual of Standards may prescribe requirements relating to the operation of an aircraft mentioned in paragraph (1)(a) or (b) for the purposes of a test flight.

             (4)  A person commits an offence of strict liability if:

                     (a)  the person operates, or conducts an operation using, an RPA or a model aircraft for the purposes of a test flight; and

                     (b)  the person is subject to a requirement prescribed for the purposes of subregulation (3) in relation to that operation or conduct; and

                     (c)  the person does not comply with the requirement.

Penalty:  50 penalty units.

Subpart 101.D -- Tethered balloons and kites

 



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