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CIVIL AVIATION SAFETY REGULATIONS 1998 - REG 91.215

Authority and responsibilities of pilot in command

             (1)  This regulation applies in relation to the operation of an aircraft during the following period:

                     (a)  from the earlier of:

                              (i)  the time the aircraft's doors are closed before take-off; and

                             (ii)  the time the flight begins;

                     (b)  to the later of:

                              (i)  the time the aircraft's doors are opened after landing; and

                             (ii)  the time the flight ends.

             (2)  The pilot in command of the aircraft:

                     (a)  has final authority over:

                              (i)  the aircraft; and

                             (ii)  the maintenance of discipline by all persons on the aircraft; and

                     (b)  must ensure:

                              (i)  the safety of persons on the aircraft; and

                             (ii)  the safety of cargo on the aircraft; and

                            (iii)  the safe operation of the aircraft during the flight.



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