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CIVIL AVIATION SAFETY REGULATIONS 1998 - REG 135.290

Flights over water for single-engine aeroplanes

             (1)  The operator and the pilot in command of a single-engine aeroplane (other than a prescribed single-engine aeroplane) for a flight each contravene this subregulation if, during the flight, the aeroplane is flown more than 25 nautical miles over water from a suitable forced landing area.

             (2)  The operator and the pilot in command of a prescribed single-engine aeroplane for a flight each contravene this subregulation if:

                     (a)  during the flight, the aeroplane is flown more than 25 nautical miles over water from a suitable forced landing area; and

                     (b)  either:

                              (i)  the aeroplane is not a kind of aeroplane allowed by the Part 135 Manual of Standards for the purposes of this regulation to be flown more than 25 nautical miles over water from a suitable forced landing area; or

                             (ii)  the aeroplane is a kind of aeroplane allowed by the Part 135 Manual of Standards to be flown more than 25 nautical miles over water from a suitable forced landing area, but is flown in a way that contravenes a procedure prescribed by the Part 135 Manual of Standards for that kind of flight.

             (3)  A person commits an offence of strict liability if the person contravenes subregulation (1) or (2).

Penalty:  50 penalty units.



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