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Go to top of page31 March 2020
Sport Aircraft Organisation Part 61 Extension
We are preparing a legislative instrument which will permit sport aircraft pilots whose flight review expires after 1 March 2020 to continue flying under their Part 61 licences for a specified period of time.
In addition, there will be an exemption for all holders of CASA-issued medical certificates to exercise the privileges of their licence and ratings for a specified period.
Sport aircraft organisation (SAO) members may be facing similar operational challenges. We also appreciate that it may be difficult in the current circumstances to update and then have your Operations Manual changes approved by CASA, as is required by the relevant Civil Aviation Order.
CASA Sport Aviation is developing a solution that will facilitate a nationally consistent approach to be undertaken by all SAOs who issue pilot certificates which is aligned with those continuation measures applied to Part 61 licence holders performing a similar activity.
We will shortly produce a standard Operational Regulation Approval for SAOs who issue pilot certificates which will facilitate extensions to flight review, checking and medical requirements for a defined period.
The Operational Regulation Approval template will be considered as an approved amendment to your operations manual if you advise CASA that you are applying the template.
This will then enable SAOs to facilitate equivalent and consistent relief for pilot certificate holders as CASA is affording to those operating under CASR Part 61.
It is important to ensure a nationally consistent approach is undertaken regarding the continuation measures applied to flight reviews, checking arrangements and medical certificates, which this solution will provide for the aviation community.