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CIVIL AVIATION SAFETY REGULATIONS 1998 - REG 121.580

Part 121 proficiency check

Pilots

             (1)  A proficiency check for a pilot for an aeroplane must, in accordance with any requirements prescribed by the Part 121 Manual of Standards, check the competence of the pilot in carrying out normal, abnormal and emergency procedures in relation to the flying of an aeroplane of that kind while performing duties at their normal pilot seat.

             (2)  The check for the pilot must be conducted by an individual:

                     (a)  who is either:

                              (i)  employed by the operator to conduct the check; or

                             (ii)  employed by a Part 142 operator with which the operator has a contract for the Part 142 operator to conduct the check for the operator; and

                     (b)  who meets the requirements mentioned in subregulation (3).

             (3)  For the purposes of paragraph (2)(b), the individual must:

                     (a)  hold:

                              (i)  a flight examiner rating for an aeroplane of that kind; or

                             (ii)  an approval under regulation 121.010 to conduct a Part 121 proficiency check for an aeroplane of that kind ; and

                     (b)  have successfully completed training in human factors principles and non-technical skills.

Flight engineers

             (4)  A proficiency check for a flight engineer for an aeroplane must, in accordance with any requirements prescribed by the Part 121 Manual of Standards, check the competence of the flight engineer in carrying out the duties of a flight engineer in relation to the operation of an aeroplane of that kind while acting as part of a normal flight crew for the aeroplane.

             (5)  The check for the flight engineer must be conducted by an individual:

                     (a)  who is either:

                              (i)  employed by the operator to conduct the check; or

                             (ii)  employed by a Part 142 operator with which the operator has a contract for the Part 142 operator to conduct the check for the operator; and

                     (b)  who meets the requirements mentioned in subregulation (6).

             (6)  For the purposes of paragraph (5)(b), the individual must:

                     (a)  hold:

                              (i)  a flight engineer examiner rating for an aeroplane of that kind; or

                             (ii)  an approval under regulation 121.010 to conduct a Part 121 proficiency check for an aeroplane of that kind ; and

                     (b)  have successfully completed training in human factors principles and non-technical skills.



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