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CIVIL AVIATION SAFETY REGULATIONS 1998 - REG 133.265

NVIS flights

             (1)  This regulation applies to a flight of a rotorcraft if:

                     (a)  the rotorcraft is fitted with a night vision imaging system; and

                     (b)  the flight is:

                              (i)  an IFR flight; or

                             (ii)  a VFR flight at night.

             (2)  A rotorcraft operator's exposition must include the following:

                     (a)  procedures for using a night vision imaging system during a flight to which subregulation (1) applies;

                     (b)  procedures for conducting such a flight without an element of a night vision imaging system, for use if the element is inoperative.

             (3)  The Part 133 Manual of Standards may prescribe requirements for the use of a night vision imaging system for a flight of a rotorcraft.

             (4)  The operator and the pilot in command of a rotorcraft for a flight each contravene this subregulation if:

                     (a)  a night vision imaging system is used during the flight; and

                     (b)  a requirement mentioned in subregulation (3) is not met for the flight.

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

Penalty:  50 penalty units.



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