Commercial pilot licence (helicopter) flight training requirements (COVID-19)

Reference number:
CASA EX121/20
Effective date:

This exemption was made on 22 August 2020.

It exempts a CPL(H) applicant who completed at least 80 hours of flight training on 20 March 2020 from compliance with paragraphs 61.235 (2) (a) (iii) and (iv) in relation to them satisfying the requirement to complete the final 30 hours of their flight training within three months .

It also exempts:

  • a flight examiner from compliance with regulation 61.1225 (1) to the extent that an exempt CPL(H) applicant is required to comply with subparagraph 1 (b) (v) of Schedule 9 in order to meet the flight training and aeronautical experience requirements for the grant of the CPL(H)
  • a Part 141 operator and its HOO from compliance with regulation 141.201 of CASR in relation to recommending an exempt CPL(H) applicant for a flight test
  • a Part 142 operator and its HOO from compliance with regulation 142.245 of CASR in relation to recommending an exempt CPL(H) applicant for a flight test

As this exemption specifically relates to a COVID-19 relief measure it will remain in force from 20 March 2020 until 31 October 2020, unless it is repealed sooner.

View the exemption (CASA EX121/20) 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

Online version available at: https://www.casa.gov.au//node/55190
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