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CIVIL AVIATION SAFETY REGULATIONS 1998 - REG 91.720

Simulating IMC flying

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

                     (a)  during the flight, IMC are simulated; and

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

             (2)  The requirements are the following:

                     (a)  a pilot (the safety pilot ) must:

                              (i)  occupy a pilot seat fitted with fully functioning flight controls; and

                             (ii)  have adequate vision forward and to each side of the aircraft;

                     (b)  a pilot (the second pilot ) flying the aircraft under simulated IMC must occupy a pilot seat fitted with fully functioning flight controls;

                     (c)  the safety pilot must be authorised or qualified to pilot the aircraft:

                              (i)  for an Australian aircraft--under Part 61; or

                             (ii)  for a foreign registered aircraft--under the law of the aircraft's State of registry or the State of the operator .

Note:          If the flight manual for an aircraft requires that it be flown by 2 pilots, Part 61 requires both pilots to have a type rating for the aircraft.

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

Penalty:  50 penalty units.



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