(1) The operator and pilot in command of a Part 131 aircraft for a flight each contravene this subregulation if, when the flight begins, a requirement mentioned in subregulation (2) or (2A) is not met.
(2) The requirements are as follows:
(a) the pilot in command of the Part 131 aircraft for the flight must hold one or more of the following that authorises the pilot to operate the Part 131 aircraft:
(i) a commercial pilot (balloon) licence;
(ii) a CAR certificate of validation;
(iii) an authorisation from a Part 131 ASAO;
(b) the pilot must meet any training and checking requirements for the flight prescribed by the Part 131 Manual of Standards;
(c) the pilot must have any other qualification or experience prescribed by the Part 131 Manual of Standards for the purposes of this paragraph;
(d) if the flight is a balloon transport operation--the pilot must have any other qualification or experience required by the operator's exposition;
(e) if the flight is a specialised balloon operation--the pilot must have any other qualification or experience set out in the approval under regulation 131.035 that authorises the operation.
(2A) The requirement is that any other person who is to perform an activity essential to the operation of the Part 131 aircraft for the flight is authorised to perform that activity under regulation 5.03 of CAR.
(3) A person commits an offence of strict liability if the person contravenes subregulation (1).
Penalty: 50 penalty units.
Subpart 131.P -- Other operational safety-critical personnel