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CIVIL AVIATION SAFETY REGULATIONS 1998 - REG 61.1130

Limitations on exercise of privileges of aerial application endorsements--supervision

             (1)  The holder of an endorsement mentioned in column 1 of an item in Part 1 or 3 of table 61.1120 is authorised to exercise the privileges of the endorsement in an operation only if:

                     (a)  the holder has previously conducted at least 110 hours of aerial application operations below 500 ft AGL; or

                     (b)  the operation is conducted in accordance with subregulation (2) under the supervision of:

                              (i)  the head of flying operations of the operator of the aircraft in which the operation is conducted; or

                             (ii)  a flight examiner who holds an aerial application rating flight test endorsement; or

                            (iii)  the holder of an approval under regulation 61.040 to supervise the operation.

             (2)  For paragraph (1)(b), the supervision must be:

                     (a)  for a helicopter aerial application endorsement:

                              (i)  for the first 10 hours--direct supervision; and

                             (ii)  for the next 100 hours--direct and indirect supervision, at least 10 hours of which must be direct supervision; and

                     (b)  for any other endorsement:

                              (i)  for the first 10 hours--direct supervision; and

                             (ii)  for the next 100 hours--direct or indirect supervision.

             (3)  In this regulation:

"direct supervision" , of a pilot conducting a flight, means doing the following:

                     (a)  performing the tasks involved in indirect supervision of the pilot;

                     (b)  being present and able to monitor and assess the safety of the flight and communicate directly with the pilot;

                     (c)  selecting and planning the area in which the flight is conducted;

                     (d)  authorising the pilot to conduct the flight;

                     (e)  providing direction to ensure the safety of the flight.

"indirect supervision" , of a pilot conducting a flight, means doing the following:

                     (a)  conducting frequent surveillance of the performance of the pilot;

                     (b)  periodically reviewing the performance of the pilot in the planning and conduct of the flight;

                     (c)  providing feedback on the performance of the pilot;

                     (d)  knowing the pilot's area of operations;

                     (e)  acting as a mentor to the pilot.



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