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CIVIL AVIATION SAFETY REGULATIONS 1998 - REG 91.375

Operating on manoeuvring area, or in the vicinity, of non-controlled aerodrome--general requirements

             (1)  The pilot in command of an aircraft for a flight contravenes this subregulation if:

                     (a)  the aircraft is operated on the manoeuvring area of, or in the vicinity of, a non-controlled aerodrome; and

                     (b)  a requirement mentioned in subregulation (2) is not met.

             (2)  The requirements are the following:

                     (a)  the pilot must keep a lookout for other aircraft that are being operated on the manoeuvring area, or in the vicinity, of the aerodrome to avoid a collision;

                     (b)  the pilot must ensure that the aircraft does not cause a danger to other aircraft on the manoeuvring area, or in the vicinity, of the aerodrome;

                     (c)  if the pilot is flying the aircraft in the vicinity of the aerodrome--the pilot must join, or avoid, the circuit pattern for the aerodrome;

                     (d)  if the aircraft is an aeroplane--the pilot must not:

                              (i)  take-off from a part of the aerodrome that is outside the aerodrome landing area; or

                             (ii)  land the aircraft on a part of the aerodrome that is outside the aerodrome landing area.

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

Penalty:  50 penalty units.



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