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CIVIL AVIATION SAFETY REGULATIONS 1998 - REG 61.710

Aeronautical experience requirements for grant of air transport pilot licences--helicopter category

             (1)  An applicant for an air transport pilot licence with the helicopter category rating must have at least 1 000 hours of aeronautical experience that includes:

                     (a)  at least 900 hours of flight time as a pilot; and

                     (b)  at least 750 hours of flight time as pilot of a helicopter; and

                     (c)  at least 250 hours of flight time as pilot in command, or pilot in command under supervision, of a helicopter; and

                     (d)  at least 70 hours of flight time as pilot in command of a helicopter; and

                     (e)  at least 200 hours of cross-country flight time in a helicopter; and

                      (f)  at least 100 hours of cross-country flight time as pilot in command, or pilot in command under supervision, of a helicopter; and

                     (g)  at least 50 hours of flight time at night as pilot of a helicopter; and

                     (h)  at least 30 hours of instrument time; and

                      (i)  at least 20 hours of instrument flight time in a helicopter.

             (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)  However:

                     (a)  no more than 25 hours of the required aeronautical experience may be completed in a flight simulation training device that is not a flight simulator; and

                     (b)  no more than 5 hours of the required aeronautical experience may be completed as tethered flight time.

             (4)  The flight time in a helicopter required by subregulation (1) must be completed in a registered or recognised helicopter.



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