Part 5 of CAR Balloon flight crew licensing

Rule status


Part 5 of Civil Aviation Regulations (CAR) sets out the requirements that apply to:

  1. commercial pilot (balloon) licences
  2. flight radiotelephone operator licences for balloon pilots.

It empowers CASA to make Civil Aviation Orders (CAO) about the requirements for:

  • balloon flight crew ratings
  • balloon class endorsements.

It also includes certain requirements that apply to balloon flying training schools.

Who it affects

Part 5 of CAR affects persons obtaining, maintaining, or conducting the training for a commercial pilot balloon licence, or balloon flight radiotelephone operator licence.

Non-legislative instruments

Non-legislative instruments include exemptions to particular regulatory requirements in aviation regulations or a Manual of Standards, but which apply to a particular person. Non-legislative instruments related to this part will display in this space or your can view our list of non-legislative instruments.

Guidance material

Advisory material provides advice and guidance to explain particular regulatory requirements of a CASR Part. Guidance material relating to this part will appear in this space or you can view all our guidance material.

1 guidance material available

CAAP 5.81-1 provides guidance to all private, commercial and air transport pilots on the requirement of how flight reviews should be conducted for all licenses and details requirements under the PIFR rating.

Civil Aviation Advisory Publication CAAP 5.81-1
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