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CIVIL AVIATION SAFETY REGULATIONS 1998 - REG 61.555

Aeronautical experience requirements for grant of private pilot licences--powered-lift aircraft category

             (1)  An applicant for a private pilot licence with the powered-lift aircraft category rating must have at least 40 hours of aeronautical experience that includes:

                     (a)  at least 35 hours of flight time as a pilot; and

                     (b)  at least 30 hours of flight time as pilot of a powered-lift aircraft or helicopter; and

                     (c)  at least 20 hours of flight time as pilot of a powered-lift aircraft; and

                     (d)  at least 10 hours of solo flight time in a powered-lift aircraft; and

                     (e)  at least 5 hours of solo cross-country flight time in a powered-lift aircraft; and

                      (f)  at least 2 hours of dual instrument time; and

                     (g)  at least one hour of dual instrument flight time in a powered-lift aircraft.

             (2)  Any of the required aeronautical experience that is not completed as flight time as a pilot must be completed as:

                     (a)  simulated flight time in an approved flight simulation training device for the purpose; or

                     (b)  tethered flight time.

             (3)  The cross-country flight time required by paragraph (1)(e) must include a flight of at least 150 nautical miles during which a full-stop landing is made at each of 2 landing areas, other than the one from which the flight began.



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