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Standard visual signals

             (1)  A person contravenes this subregulation if:

                     (a)  the person displays a signal to an aircraft other than a glider for the purposes of marshalling the aircraft; and

                     (b)  the signal is not a standard visual signal.

             (2)  A person contravenes this subregulation if:

                     (a)  the person displays a standard visual signal to an aircraft; and

                     (b)  the safety of the aircraft, or of any person or property, is likely to be endangered as a result of the display of the signal.

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

                     (a)  a standard visual signal is displayed to the aircraft during the flight; and

                     (b)  the pilot in command does not comply with the signal.

             (4)  Subregulation (3) does not apply if the pilot in command reasonably believes that compliance with the signal is likely to endanger the safety of the aircraft or of any person or property.

             (5)  A person commits an offence of strict liability if the person contravenes subregulation (1), (2) or (3).

Penalty:  50 penalty units.

Note:          A defendant bears an evidential burden in relation to the matters in subregulation (4): see subsection 13.3(3) of the Criminal Code .

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