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Reserve parachutes--reporting of major defects by parachutists

             (1)  This regulation applies to a person if the person holds an authorisation from a Part 105 ASAO to undertake a parachute descent.

             (2)  A person contravenes this subregulation if the person:

                     (a)  knows there is a major defect in the reserve parachute; and

                     (b)  knows that the major defect has not been reported to the Part 105 ASAO; and

                     (c)  does not report the defect to the Part 105 ASAO within 3 business days after becoming aware of the defect.

             (3)  The report must:

                     (a)  be made in writing; and

                     (b)  be made in a form approved by the Part 105 ASAO; and

                     (c)  contain the following information:

                              (i)  the make and type of the parachute;

                             (ii)  the serial number of the parachute;

                            (iii)  the name and address of the owner of the parachute;

                            (iv)  a description of the defect;

                             (v)  how the defect may affect the safety of the parachute or cause the parachute to become a danger to persons or property.

             (4)  An ASAO contravenes this subregulation if the ASAO:

                     (a)  receives a report under subregulation (2); and

                     (b)  does not provide a copy of the report to the following within 3 business days of receiving the report:

                              (i)  CASA;

                             (ii)  the manufacturer of the reserve parachute;

                            (iii)  all other Part 105 ASAOs.

             (5)  A person commits an offence if the person contravenes subregulation (2) or (4).

Penalty:  50 penalty units.

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