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CIVIL AVIATION SAFETY REGULATIONS 1998 - REG 61.650

Limitations on exercise of privileges of multi-crew pilot licences--instrument proficiency check

             (1)  The holder of a multi-crew pilot licence is authorised to exercise the privileges of the licence under the IFR only if the holder has a valid instrument proficiency check for the aeroplane category.

             (2)  However, the holder is authorised to exercise the privileges of the licence under the IFR in a multi-engine aeroplane only if the holder has a valid instrument proficiency check for multi-engine aeroplanes.

             (3)  Subject to subregulations (4) and (4B), for subregulations (1) and (2), the holder is taken to have a valid instrument proficiency check for the aeroplane category, or for multi-engine aeroplanes, during the following periods:

                     (a)  if the holder passes the flight test for the multi-crew pilot licence in a relevant aeroplane--the period from when the holder passes the flight test to the end of the 12th month after the month in which the holder passes the flight test;

                     (b)  if the holder successfully completes an operator proficiency check that covers IFR operations in the relevant aeroplane, and that is conducted by a flight examiner who holds an instrument rating flight test endorsement--the period from when the holder successfully completes the check to the end of the 12th month after the month in which the holder successfully completes the check;

                     (c)  if:

                              (i)  the holder is successfully participating in an operator's training and checking system for an IFR operation in the relevant aeroplane; and

                             (ii)  the operator holds an approval under regulation 61.040 for the system for this subregulation and operations in the relevant aeroplane;

                            the period during which the holder is successfully participating in the system;

                     (d)  if the holder successfully completes an instrument proficiency check for the relevant aeroplane--the period from when the holder successfully completes the check to the end of the 12th month after the month in which the holder successfully completes the check;

                     (e)  if:

                              (i)  the holder is taken to have a valid instrument proficiency check under any of paragraphs (a) to (d) for the relevant aeroplane (the existing check ); and

                             (ii)  within 3 months before the validity of the existing check expires, the holder successfully completes an instrument proficiency check for the relevant aeroplane;

                            the period from when the validity of the existing check expires to the end of the 12th month after the validity of the existing check expires.

             (4)  If, at any time, the holder attempts, but does not successfully complete, an instrument proficiency check mentioned in subregulation (4A) (the failed check ), the holder is no longer taken to have a valid instrument proficiency check for:

                     (a)  the aeroplane category; or

                     (b)  multi-engine aeroplanes.

          (4A)  For subregulation (4), the failed check may be any of the following:

                     (a)  an instrument proficiency check for the aeroplane category;

                     (b)  an instrument proficiency check for multi-engine aeroplanes;

                     (c)  an instrument proficiency check for a type of aeroplane.

          (4B)  If the holder is taken to have a valid instrument proficiency check for the relevant aeroplane only because of the holder's participation in an operator's training and checking system, the check is taken to be valid only for operations conducted by the operator.

             (5)  For paragraphs (3)(d) and (e), the holder successfully completes an instrument proficiency check for the relevant aeroplane if:

                     (a)  CASA or a flight examiner:

                              (i)  assesses the holder's competency to conduct operations under the IFR in a relevant aeroplane as meeting the standards mentioned in the Part 61 Manual of Standards for an instrument proficiency check in the relevant aeroplane; and

                             (ii)  endorses the holder's licence document to the effect that the holder has completed the instrument proficiency check; and

                            (iii)  includes in the endorsement the matters mentioned in subregulation (8); or

                     (b)  a person mentioned in subregulation (7) assesses the holder as competent to conduct operations under the IFR in a relevant aeroplane, and CASA or a flight examiner:

                              (i)  conducts an oral assessment of the holder's knowledge of IFR operation procedures to the standards mentioned in the Part 61 Manual of Standards for an instrument proficiency check; and

                             (ii)  endorses the holder's licence document to the effect that the holder has completed the instrument proficiency check; and

                            (iii)  includes in the endorsement the matters mentioned in subregulation (8).

             (6)  For paragraphs (3)(d) and (e), the instrument proficiency check must be conducted in a relevant aeroplane or an approved flight simulation training device for the proficiency check.

             (7)  For paragraph (5)(b), the person is the holder of an approval under regulation 61.040 to conduct the proficiency check.

             (8)  For subparagraphs (5)(a)(iii) and (b)(iii), the matters are:

                     (a)  the date on which the instrument proficiency check is conducted; and

                     (b)  whether the instrument proficiency check is for the aeroplane category or multi-engine aeroplanes.

             (9)  In this regulation:

"relevant aeroplane" , for an instrument proficiency check, means:

                     (a)  if the instrument proficiency check is for the aeroplane category--a single-engine or multi-engine aeroplane; or

                     (b)  if the instrument proficiency check is for multi-engine aeroplanes--a multi-engine aeroplane.



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