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CIVIL AVIATION SAFETY REGULATIONS 1998 - REG 91.155

Manipulating flight controls

             (1)  A person contravenes this subregulation if, during a flight of an aircraft:

                     (a)  the person manipulates the flight controls of the aircraft; and

                     (b)  any of the following apply:

                              (i)  for an Australian aircraft other than a Part 103 aircraft or a Part 131 aircraft--the person is not authorised to pilot the aircraft under Part 61;

                             (ii)  for a foreign registered aircraft--the person is not qualified to pilot the aircraft under the law of the aircraft's State of registry or the State of the operator;

                            (iii)  for a Part 103 aircraft--the person is not authorised to pilot the aircraft by a Part 103 ASAO;

                            (iv)  for a Part 131 aircraft--the person is not authorised to pilot the aircraft by a Part 131 pilot authorisation.

             (2)   The pilot in command of an aircraft for a flight contravenes this subregulation if, during the flight:

                     (a)  the pilot in command permits a person to manipulate the flight controls of the aircraft; and

                     (b)  any of the following apply:

                              (i)  for an Australian aircraft other than a Part 103 aircraft or a Part 131 aircraft--the person is not authorised to pilot the aircraft under Part 61;

                             (ii)  for a foreign registered aircraft--the person is not qualified to pilot the aircraft under the law of the aircraft's State of registry or the State of the operator;

                            (iii)  for a Part 103 aircraft--the person is not authorised to pilot the aircraft by a Part 103 ASAO;

                            (iv)  for a Part 131 aircraft--the person is not authorised to pilot the aircraft by a Part 131 pilot authorisation.

             (3)   A person commits an offence of strict liability if the person contravenes subregulation (1) or (2).

Penalty:  50 penalty units.



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