Part 132 of CASR Limited category aircraft

Rule status


Part 132 of the Civil Aviation Safety Regulations (CASR) sets out the requirements for limited category aircraft operations.

The Part operates along with:

  • regulations 262AN and 262AM of the Civil Aviation Regulations 1988
  • Part 91 of the Civil Aviation Safety Regulations 1998.

Part 132 takes precedence when there is an inconsistency between Part 91 and Part 132.

Part 132 provides flexibility and certainty around recreational use of warbirds and limited category historic or replica.

The Part sets out:

  • the conditions under which various limited category aircraft operations you can  conduct
  • the responsibilities of persons involved in limited category aircraft operations
  • the offences that relate to breaching the conditions for limited category aircraft operations.

Who it affects

Part 132 of CASR affects:

  • owners, operators, and pilots of ex-military aircraft (warbirds), replica warbird aircraft and certain historic aircraft
  • individuals and organisations that conduct adventure flights in warbirds, including employees and support staff
  • individuals or organisations who sell adventure flights in warbirds, including their agents
  • persons who fly as passengers in warbirds
  • people flying in replicas and historic aircraft
  • any other certified aircraft in the limited category.

Legislative instruments

Legislative instruments apply to a broad range of people. These instruments include Manuals of Standards and exemptions to regulatory requirements.

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Part 132 Manual of Standards


Non-legislative instruments

Non-legislative instruments apply to a particular person. Some exemptions to regulatory requirements in aviation regulations or a Manual of Standards may be listed here.

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Guidance material

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Advisory circular AC 132-01 describes the operations that are permitted using limited category (historic, replica and ex-armed forces) aircraft and the limitations that apply to the operations and the obligations that apply to owners, operators and pilots of limited category aircraft.

Advisory Circular Version: 1.1
Date published:
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