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CIVIL AVIATION SAFETY REGULATIONS 1998 - REG 141.305

Part 141 operators--completion of training and assessment of competency for certain solo flights

Student pilots

             (1)  A Part 141 operator commits an offence if:

                     (a)  a student pilot who is undertaking authorised Part 141 flight training with the operator conducts a solo flight of a kind mentioned in subregulation (2) for the first time; and

                     (b)  the student pilot does not meet the requirements mentioned in subregulation (3).

Penalty:  50 penalty units.

             (2)  For paragraph (1)(a), the kinds of solo flight are the following:

                     (a)  a circuit training flight;

                     (b)  a flight between an aerodrome and the flight training area for the aerodrome;

                     (c)  a cross-country flight;

                     (d)  a flight at night.

             (3)  For paragraph (1)(b), the requirements are the following:

                     (a)  the student pilot must have completed the training mentioned in the operator's operations manual that relates to the conduct of a solo flight of that kind by a student pilot;

                     (b)  the student pilot must have been assessed by the operator as competent to conduct the solo flight;

                     (c)  if the flight is a flight of a kind mentioned in paragraph (2)(c) or (d)--the student pilot must have completed at least 2 hours of dual instrument time, 1 hour of which is conducted during dual instrument flight time.

Holders of pilot licences

             (4)  A Part 141 operator commits an offence if:

                     (a)  the holder of a pilot licence who is receiving flight training from the operator for a rating or endorsement on the pilot's licence conducts a solo flight at night for the first time; and

                     (b)  the flight training is authorised Part 141 training for the operator; and

                     (c)  the holder does not meet the requirements mentioned in subregulation (5).

Penalty:  50 penalty units.

             (5)  For paragraph (4)(c), the requirements are the following:

                     (a)  the holder must have completed the training mentioned in the operator's operations manual that relates to the conduct of a solo flight for flight training for the rating or endorsement;

                     (b)  the holder must have been assessed by the operator as competent to conduct the solo flight.

             (6)  A Part 141 operator commits an offence if:

                     (a)  the holder of a pilot licence who is receiving flight training from the operator for a recreational navigation endorsement conducts a solo cross-country flight or a flight at night for the first time; and

                     (b)  the holder has not completed at least 2 hours of dual instrument time, 1 hour of which is conducted during dual instrument flight time.

Penalty:  50 penalty units.

             (7)  An offence against this regulation is an offence of strict liability.

Note:          See also Subdivision 61.A.3.1 and regulation 61.1225.



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