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CIVIL AVIATION SAFETY REGULATIONS 1998 - REG 67.271

Offence--doing act while efficiency impaired--student pilots

             (1)  A student pilot commits an offence if:

                     (a)  the student pilot conducts a solo flight or takes a flight test; and

                     (b)  at the time of the solo flight or flight test:

                              (i)  the student pilot knows that he or she has a medically significant condition; and

                             (ii)  the condition has the result that the student pilot's ability to conduct the solo flight or take the flight test is impaired.

Penalty:  50 penalty units.

             (2)  A student pilot commits an offence if:

                     (a)  the student pilot conducts a solo flight or undertakes a flight test; and

                     (b)  the student pilot knows that he or she has had a condition mentioned in paragraph (1)(b); and

                     (c)  the student pilot's normal ability to conduct the solo flight or undertake the flight test is not fully restored within 30 days after the student pilot first becomes aware that he or she had the condition; and

                     (d)  the student pilot does not meet the requirement in subregulation (3).

Penalty:  50 penalty units.

             (3)  For paragraph (2)(d), the requirement is that:

                     (a)  the student pilot has been given a certificate by a DAME to the effect that the student pilot's ability to conduct a solo flight or undertake a flight test is no longer impaired; or

                     (b)  if the student pilot held a recreational aviation medical practitioner's certificate at the time the student had the condition--the student pilot is:

                              (i)  assessed by a medical practitioner as meeting the modified Austroads medical standards after having the condition; and

                             (ii)  given a certificate by the medical practitioner to that effect.

Note:          For when a person meets the modified Austroads medical standards, see regulation 67.262.



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