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CIVIL AVIATION SAFETY REGULATIONS 1998 - REG 101.300

Conditions on remote pilot licences

  (2)   Without limiting regulations   11.056 and 11.067, a condition may:

  (a)   allow the person to operate RPA of only specified kinds; or

  (b)   limit the areas where he or she may operate RPA; or

  (c)   allow him or her to operate RPA only in VMC.

  (3)   It is a condition of a remote pilot licence that the licence holder must not operate an RPA above 400 ft AGL in controlled airspace, or within 3 nautical miles of the movement area of a controlled aerodrome, unless he or she holds at least one of the following qualifications:

  (a)   an aeronautical radio operator certificate;

  (b)   a flight crew licence;

  (c)   an ATC licence;

  (d)   a military qualification equivalent to a licence mentioned in paragraph   (b) or (c);

  (e)   a flight service licence.

  (4)   It is a condition of a remote pilot licence that an RPA must be operated within the visual line of sight of the licence holder unless he or she:

  (a)   has passed:

  (i)   an aeronautical knowledge examination (within the meaning of Part   61) for the grant of an instrument rating under Part   61; or

  (ii)   an aviation licence theory examination before 1   September 2014 that is taken to be an equivalent requirement for the grant of an instrument rating under regulation   202.274; or

  (iii)   an approved examination; and

  (b)   either:

  (i)   holds both a certificate as an RPA operator under Division   101.F.4 and an approval under regulation   101.029 to operate the RPA beyond the person's visual line of sight; or

  (ii)   is a member of an RPA operator's personnel and the RPA operator holds both a certificate as an RPA operator under Division   101.F.4 and an approval under regulation   101.029 for the operator's personnel to operate RPA beyond their visual line of sight.

  (5)   It is a condition of a remote pilot licence that the licence holder must not operate more than 1 RPA at a time unless:

  (a)   he or she holds an approval under regulation   101.029 to operate more than 1 RPA at a time; and

  (b)   the conditions (if any) imposed on the approval are complied with.

  (6)   The holder of a remote pilot licence commits an offence of strict liability if the holder contravenes a condition mentioned in subregulation   (3), (4) or (5).

Penalty:   50 penalty units.


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