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Restrictions on aircraft occupants 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 pilot in command of the aircraft contravenes this subregulation if a person is carried on the aircraft and the person is not:

                     (a)  undertaking a parachute descent from the aircraft; or

                     (b)  a crew member; or

                     (c)  an officer, or delegate of CASA, who is on board the aircraft to carry out the officer's or delegate's duties; or

                     (d)  performing a duty in accordance with the exposition of a Part 105 ASAO; or

                     (e)  authorised by a Part 105 ASAO to be carried on the flight for training purposes.

             (3)  Subregulation (2) does not apply if:

                     (a)  the aircraft is a manned free balloon; and

                     (b)  the pilot in command holds an authorisation from a Part 105 ASAO to carry the person on board the balloon.

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

Penalty:  50 penalty units.

Note:          A defendant bears an evidential burden in relation to the matters in subregulation (3): see subsection 13.3(3) of the Criminal Code .

Subpart 105.G -- Personnel fatigue management


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