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CIVIL AVIATION SAFETY REGULATIONS 1998 - REG 91.410

Use of aerodromes

             (1)  The operator and the pilot in command of an aircraft for a flight each contravene this subregulation if:

                     (a)  the aircraft takes off from, or lands at, a place; and

                     (b)  the place does not meet the requirement in subregulation (2).

Note:          This regulation does not apply to the operation of an aircraft if regulation 121.205 applies to the operation: see regulation 91.035.

             (2)  The requirement is that:

                     (a)  the place is one of the following:

                              (i)  a certified aerodrome;

                             (ii)  a registered aerodrome;

                            (iii)  an aerodrome for which an arrangement under section 20 of the Act is in force;

                            (iv)  a place that is suitable for the landing and taking-off of aircraft; and

                     (b)  the aircraft can land at, or take off from, the place safely having regard to all the circumstances of the proposed landing or take-off (including the prevailing weather conditions).

             (3)  For the purposes of the definition of aerodrome in the Act, a place mentioned in subparagraph (2)(a)(iv) is authorised to be used as an aerodrome.

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

Penalty:  50 penalty units.



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