Flight training and flight tests (miscellaneous) approvals

Reference number:
CASA 59/21
Effective date:

Part 1

Part 1 of the instrument provides for the naming of the instrument, and the commencement and repeal dates of the instrument. Part 1 also contains relevant definitions for the instrument.

Part 2: Regulation 141.035 Approval - flight training for aeroplane firefighting endorsement

This instrument was made on 1 September 2021 as CASA 59/21. It replaces CASA 56/18.

The instrument authorises certain operators to conduct training for the grant of an aeroplane firefighting endorsement. Key features of the approval include:

  • Operators that have been conducting firebombing operations during each of the preceding three years can conduct the training.
  • A course of training has been prepared by CASA for operators to use.
  • Training includes aeronautical knowledge and practical flight training.
  • CASA has prepared a syllabus for the practical flight training including training matrix, lesson plans and training records.
  • Head of flight operations and nominated senior pilots can conduct the training as long as they have acceptable aeronautical experience conducting firebombing operations.
  • The trainees need to meet course entry criteria such as aerial application rating.
  • The operator is required to keep records.
  • Trainees should receive a course completion certificate at the end of the training.
  • The approval does not remove the requirement for the applicant to complete a flight test for the grant of the endorsement.
  • The flight test for the endorsement covers the same knowledge and practical items as a pre-season proficiency check.

The approval for Part 1 expires on 31 August 2024, unless repealed sooner.

View the instrument (CASA 59/21- Flight Training and Flight Tests (Miscellaneous) approvals 2021) on the Federal Register of Legislation website.

Part 3: Regulation 141.035 Approval - flight training for helicopter firefighting endorsement

This instrument was made on 1 September 2021 as CASA 59/21. It replaces CASA 57/18.

The instrument authorises certain operators to conduct training for the grant of an aerial application rating and helicopter firefighting endorsement. Key features of the approval include:

  • Operators that have been conducting firebombing operations during each of the preceding three years can conduct the training.
  • A course of training has been prepared by CASA for operators to use.
  • Training includes aeronautical knowledge and practical flight training.
  • CASA has prepared a syllabus for the practical flight training including training matrix, lesson plans and training records.
  • Chief pilots and nominated senior pilots can conduct the training as long as they have acceptable aeronautical experience conducting firebombing operations.
  • The trainees need to meet course entry criteria such as low-level rating, CPL(H) and if required, a sling operations endorsement.
  • The operator is required to keep records.
  • Trainees should receive a course completion certificate at the end of the training.
  • The approval does not remove the requirement for the applicant to complete a flight test for the grant of the endorsement.
  • The flight test for the endorsement covers the same knowledge and practical items as a pre-season proficiency check.

The approval for Part 2 expires on 31 August 2024, unless repealed sooner.

View the instrument (CASA 59/21- Flight Training and Flight Tests (Miscellaneous) approvals 2021) on the Federal Register of Legislation website.

Part 4: Regulation 141.035 - approval to conduct flight training for low-level ratings, low-level endorsements and mustering endorsements

This approval was registered on 1 September 2021 as CASA 59/21. It replaces CASA 58/18.

The approval allows a person who was an approved training pilot for mustering operations to conduct CASR Part 141 flying training for low-level ratings, low-level endorsements and aerial mustering endorsements.

The approval for Part 3 expires on 31 August 2024, unless repealed sooner.

View the instrument (CASA 59/21- Flight Training and Flight Tests (Miscellaneous) approvals 2021) on the Federal Register of Legislation website.

Part 5: Approval to conduct flight tests for, and grant, low-level endorsements to helicopter pilots

This instrument was made on 1 September 2021 as CASA 59/21. It replaces CASA 59/18.

The instrument authorises a pilot, who was:

  • an approved helicopter training pilot under Civil Aviation Order 29.10, to conduct a flight test for, and an aerial mustering – helicopter endorsement.
  • an approved under CAO 29.6, to conduct a flight test for, and grant, a sling operations endorsement.
  • an approved person under section 9 of CAO 29.11, to conduct a flight test for, and grant, a winching and rappelling operations endorsement.

The approval for Part 4 expires on 31 August 2024, unless repealed sooner.

View the instrument (CASA 59/21- Flight Training and Flight Tests (Miscellaneous) approvals 2021) on the Federal Register of Legislation website.

Part 141 of CASR Recreational, private and commercial pilot flight training, other than certain integrated training courses

Part 142 of CASR Integrated and multi-crew pilot flight training, contracted recurrent training and contracted checking

Part 61 of CASR Flight crew licensing

Online version available at: https://www.casa.gov.au//flight-training-and-flight-tests-miscellaneous-approvals
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