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Aeronautical experience requirements for grant of commercial pilot licences--aeroplane category

             (1)  An applicant for a commercial pilot licence with the aeroplane category rating must have at least 200 hours of aeronautical experience that includes:

                     (a)  at least 190 hours of flight time as a pilot; and

                     (b)  at least the following hours of flight time as pilot in command of an aeroplane:

                              (i)  for an applicant holding a commercial pilot licence, or an air transport pilot licence, with the helicopter rating--60 hours;

                             (ii)  for an applicant holding a private pilot licence with the helicopter rating--80 hours;

                            (iii)  for any other applicant--100 hours; and

                     (c)  at least 20 hours of cross-country flight time as pilot in command of an aeroplane; and

                     (d)  at least 10 hours of instrument time; and

                     (e)  at least 5 hours of instrument flight time in an aeroplane.

             (2)  Any of the required aeronautical experience that is not completed as flight time as a pilot must be completed as simulated flight time in an approved flight simulation training device for the purpose.

             (3)  The cross-country flight time required by paragraph (1)(c) must include a flight of at least 300 nautical miles during which a full-stop landing is made at each of 2 aerodromes not within the flight training area for the aerodrome from which the flight began.

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