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Model flying displays

             (1)  A person may conduct a model aircraft flying display only in compliance with subregulation (2) or (3).

Penalty:  50 penalty units.

          (1A)  An offence against subregulation (1) is an offence of strict liability.

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

             (2)  A person complies with this subregulation if the display is conducted:

                     (a)  in an approved area; and

                     (b)  in accordance with the rules and procedures of an approved aviation administration organisation.

Note:          CASA must publish details of the approval of an area (including any conditions) in NOTAM or on an aeronautical chart--see subregulation 101.030(5).

             (3)  A person complies with this subregulation if the display is conducted in accordance with the following conditions and any other conditions imposed by CASA under subregulation (4):

                     (a)  at least 21 days before the display, somebody is nominated as the organiser of the display;

                     (b)  at least 21 days before the display, he or she gives to CASA the following information:

                              (i)  his or her name, address, email address and telephone number;

                             (ii)  the proposed program of flying;

                            (iii)  where the display will be held, and how big the intended flying field is;

                            (iv)  how many spectators are expected, and where they will be;

                     (c)  he or she ensures that:

                              (i)  having regard to the events making up the display, proper precautions are taken for the safety of the participants and spectators; and

                             (ii)  the operators participating in the display are competent to carry out each proposed manoeuvre safely.

             (4)  CASA may impose a condition on the conduct of a model flying display if in the circumstances the condition is reasonably necessary in the interests of aviation safety.

Subpart 101.H -- Rockets


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