Aerial application rating (aeroplane) exam - AGRA

Find out what you need when sitting your aerial application rating (aeroplane) exam including permitted materials and pass rates.

You have 2 hours to complete this exam and to pass, you will need to get at least 75% of the marks.

These exams cost $168.61 each ($103.61 invigilator fee and $65 CASA fee).

Pre-qualifications and syllabus

You need to have a Commercial Pilot Licence (CPL) or an Air Transport Pilot Licence (ATPL) of the relevant aircraft category to sit the aerial application rating exam.

The exams will test your knowledge on the syllabus in Part 61 Manual of Standards (MOS) schedule 3.

Permitted materials

You may use either the Airservices or Jeppesen list of permitted materials.

You cannot use a combination of materials from both the Airservices list and the Jeppesen list.

Airservices list

CAR 1988

Part 61 of CASR

Part 91 of CASR and Part 91 MOS

Part 137 of CASR

Part 138 of CASR and Part 138 MOS

AC 91-02

A basic calculator

Jeppesen list

CAR 1988

Part 61 of CASR

Part 91 of CASR and Part 91 MOS

Part 137 of CASR

Part 138 of CASR and Part 138 MOS

AC 91-02

A basic calculator

Your invigilator will give you some things before the exam, which you must hand back at the end. These include:

  • pen
  • pencil
  • ruler
  • eraser
  • scribble pad.

Study materials

Additional study material to support the AGRA include:

You can find the below study material at the Aerial Agricultural Association of Australia:

  • Aerial Application Pilots Manual (AAPM), Edition 3
  • Manual of Aviation Meteorology by the Australian Bureau of Meteorology
  • Flight at Lower Levels by John Freeman (ISBN 1 86254 366 6)
  • Aircraft - Human Performance & Limitations by Tony Wilson
  • Human Factors for Pilots (2nd Ed) by R Green at al.

Questions about aircraft, equipment requirements and human factors are based on relevant sections of:

  • Part 137 of CASR
  • Aerial Application Pilots Manual.

You should review CAR (1988) including relevant sections of ‘maintenance’ and Schedule 8, Part 137 of CASR.

Pass rates

You can see how candidates in 2020 performed in their AGRA exam.

Year 0 - 54% 55 - 59% 60 - 64% 65 - 69% 70 - 74% 75 - 79% 80+% Pass rate
2020 3.13 0 0 6.25 6.25 40.63 43.75 84.38%
2021 0.00 0.00 2.44 7.32 9.76 19.51 60.98 80.49%

Check the results of candidates from previous years.

Last updated:
9 Mar 2022
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