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Regulatory wrap-up - October 2019
Date of publication:
8 November 2019
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Have you missed the following updates published on our website last month?
Solo training flights in excess of three hours between dual flight checks
We’ve published a new exemption that enables pilots who have been assessed as competent to the standards specified for a Recreational Pilot Licence (RPL), to conduct solo training flights in excess of three hours between dual flight checks.
Jandakot visual reporting points
Consultation is currently open regarding reporting points in the vicinity of Jandakot Airport. We are seeking feedback until 1 December 2019.
Ayers Rock Aerodrome – Airspace change proposal results published
We published the results of our consultation on a trial of Class E airspace at Ayers Rock Aerodrome and the lowering of Class E airspace for continental Australia. The trial for Ayers Rock and the lowering of class E for continental Australia will commence on 20 May 2020.
Updated guidance for fatigue rules
Resources and tools including a Plan on a page (pdf 205.73 KB), Fatigue risk management system gap analysis tool (docx 541.84 KB), and a Transition plan (pdf 227.73 KB) have been developed to support operators and are now available. View our suite of fatigue management resources. To comply with the new fatigue rules (CAO 48.1 Instrument 2019), high capacity regular public transport operators must meet transitional obligations by 30 November 2019.
Guidance for maintenance training organisations
AMC/GM Part 147 – Maintenance training organisations has been updated with more detail regarding how to recognise prior learning in a range of circumstances.
Instrument proficiency checks for overseas
We cancelled and removed CAAP 5.14-1 (0) – Instrument rating renewals using an overseas simulator training provider. It was out of date and no longer reflects the process for pilots documenting instrument proficiency checks for overseas. This information is now captured in the Flight Examiner Handbook, section 3.1.
Be heard, be seen, be safe at Ballina – mandatory radio calls
Flying in and out of Ballina is changing. Due to the increase in air traffic in the area, all aircraft flying from ground to 8,500 feet within 10 nautical miles will be required to make radio calls. This information will be updated via NOTAM for Ballina and a supplement for the Aeronautical Information Package (AIP). Chart updates will occur next year. Make sure you check your NOTAMS before operating in the vicinity of Ballina.
View our operations at non-controlled aerodromes webpage and download our Be heard, be seen, be safe – Radio procedures in non-controlled airspace (pdf 1.74 MB) booklet to brush up your knowledge.
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