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Requirements for aircraft used for descents by trainee parachutists and tandem parachutists

             (1)  This regulation applies if an aircraft is being operated to facilitate a parachute descent by either or both of the following:

                     (a)  a trainee parachutist;

                     (b)  a tandem parachutist.

             (2)  The operator and the pilot in command of an aircraft each contravene this subregulation if the aircraft does not meet a requirement mentioned in subregulation (3).

             (3)  The requirements are as follows:

                     (a)  a standard certificate of airworthiness must be in force for the aircraft;

                     (b)  if the certificate of airworthiness is granted subject to a condition or requirement--the condition or requirement must be complied with;

                     (c)  there must be either:

                              (i)  a certificate of release to service for the most recent maintenance carried out on the aircraft; or

                             (ii)  a maintenance release for the aircraft;

                     (d)  the aircraft and each of the aircraft's engines must have been maintained in accordance with the requirements prescribed by the Part 105 Manual of Standards.

             (4)  A person commits an offence of strict liability if the person contravenes subregulation (2).

Penalty:  50 penalty units.

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