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CIVIL AVIATION SAFETY REGULATIONS 1998 - REG 91.395

Straight-in approaches at non-controlled aerodromes

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

                     (a)  the aircraft approaches a non-controlled aerodrome to land using a straight-in approach; and

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

             (2)  The requirements are the following:

                     (a)  before starting the approach, the pilot in command must determine:

                              (i)  the wind direction at the aerodrome; and

                             (ii)  the runways in use at the aerodrome;

                     (b)  the aircraft must give way to any other aircraft flying in the circuit pattern for the aerodrome;

                     (c)  for an approach other than an approach covered by subregulation (2A)--all manoeuvring must be carried out, to establish the aircraft on the final approach, at least 3 nautical miles from the threshold of the runway intended to be used for the landing.

          (2A)  An approach is covered by this subregulation if:

                     (a)  the approach is carried out in IMC using an instrument approach procedure; or

                     (b)  the approach is by a Part 103 aircraft prescribed by the Part 103 Manual of Standards for the purposes of this paragraph.

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

Penalty:  50 penalty units.



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