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CIVIL AVIATION SAFETY REGULATIONS 1998 - REG 137.215

Instruments and equipment required

             (1)  The operator of an aeroplane must not allow the aeroplane to engage in an application operation unless it is fitted with the equipment mentioned in each item of Table 137.215-1.

Penalty:  50 penalty units.

 

Table 137.215-1 Equipment for all application operations

Item

Equipment

1

A magnetic compass

2

A timepiece showing the time in hours, minutes and seconds (unless the pilot in command carries such a timepiece)

3

A sensitive pressure altimeter that:

(a) reads in feet; and

(b) has a sub-scale setting, calibrated in hectopascals, that can be set to any barometric pressure that may occur during flight

4

An airspeed indicator calibrated in knots

5

A slip indicator

6

An outside air temperature indicator calibrated in degrees Celsius

7

If the aeroplane is equipped with radio--a headset, whether or not built into a helmet, with a boom microphone or an equivalent microphone

8

Any other instruments and equipment required to be fitted for type certification.

             (2)  The operator must not allow the aeroplane to engage in an application operation at night unless it is fitted with the equipment mentioned in each item of Table 137.215-2.

Penalty:  50 penalty units.

 

Table 137.215-2 Equipment for night application operations

Item

Equipment

1

At least 2 serviceable work lights that are suitable for the operation, installed so as to minimise glare in the cockpit

2

Navigation lights

3

An approved anti-collision lighting system

4

A system of cockpit lighting that is appropriate to the operation

5

Either:

(a) a turn indicator; or

(b) an attitude indicator that provides pitch and roll information at all attitudes

             (3)  A contravention of subregulation (1) or (2) is an offence of strict liability.



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