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Seating for flight crew members

             (1)  The pilot in command of an aircraft for a flight contravenes this subregulation if, during the flight, a requirement mentioned in subregulation (2) is not met.

             (2)  The requirements are the following:

                     (a)  the flight must be conducted by at least one pilot who:

                              (i)  for an Australian aircraft--holds a pilot licence and is permitted under regulation 61.385 to conduct the flight; or

                             (ii)  for a foreign aircraft--is qualified to pilot the aircraft under the law of the aircraft's State of registry or the State of the operator ;

                     (b)  at all times during the flight, such a pilot must occupy a pilot seat, with the seatbelt securely fastened;

                     (c)  during take-off, landing or any other period that the pilot in command directs, each flight crew member required for the flight must occupy the flight crew member's crew station with the seatbelt and shoulder harness securely fastened;

                     (d)  when occupying a crew station on the flight deck other than a flight crew member's crew station, the flight crew member must keep the flight crew member's seatbelt securely fastened.

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

Penalty:  50 penalty units.

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