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CIVIL AVIATION SAFETY REGULATIONS 1998 - REG 135.395

Pilot in command

             (1)  A pilot is qualified as pilot in command for a flight of an aeroplane if:

                     (a)  the pilot meets the minimum flying experience requirements specified, in accordance with subregulation (2), in the aeroplane operator's exposition for the aeroplane; and

                     (b)  for a flight described in an item of column 1 of the following table--the pilot has completed, in an aeroplane of that kind, the flight hours mentioned in column 2 of the item; and

                     (c)  the pilot has successfully completed command training that complies with the requirements prescribed by the Part 135 Manual of Standards; and

                     (d)  the pilot is:

                              (i)  if the aeroplane is an Australian aircraft--authorised to pilot the aeroplane during the flight as pilot in command under Part 61; or

                             (ii)  if the aeroplane is a foreign registered aircraft--authorised to pilot the aeroplane during the flight as pilot in command by the aeroplane's State of registry.

 

Flight hours required to qualify as pilot in command

Item

Column 1

Column 2

 

Flight

Flight hours

1

IFR flight at night

15 hours as pilot in command, or pilot in command under supervision, under the IFR at night

2

Flight in a multi-engine aeroplane that has a maximum take-off weight of less than 5,700 kg

Both:

(a) 10 hours as pilot in command, or pilot in command under supervision, of a multi-engine aeroplane; and

(b) 10 hours as pilot in command, or pilot in command under supervision, of an aeroplane of that kind

3

Flight in a multi-engine aeroplane that has a maximum take-off weight of at least 5,700 kg

Both:

(a) 50 hours as pilot in command, or pilot in command under supervision, of a multi-engine aeroplane; and

(b) 10 hours as pilot in command, or pilot in command under supervision, of an aeroplane of that kind

4

Flight in a prescribed single-engine aeroplane

20 hours as pilot in command, or pilot in command under supervision, of an aeroplane of that kind

5

Flight in an aeroplane covered by an aircraft type rating

25 hours as pilot in command, or pilot in command under supervision, of an aeroplane of that aircraft type rating

 

             (2)  For the purposes of paragraph (1)(a), the operator's exposition must include minimum flying experience requirements for all aeroplanes operated by the operator for Australian air transport operations.

             (3)  To avoid doubt, more than one item of column 2 of the table in subregulation (1) may apply to a particular hour of flight time.



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