CD 1612FS - Amendment of the Part 61 Manual of Standards for instrument rating and ATPL flight test standards
CASA made an amendment to the Part 61 Manual of Standards (Part 61 MOS) on 24 May 2016. This amendment changed the flight test standards for the instrument rating and the air transport pilot licence with aeroplane category rating (ATPL(A)), which are prescribed in Schedule 5 of the Part 61 MOS.
The purpose of the Part 61 Manual of Standards Amendment Instrument 2016 (No. 1) is to remove references to the mandatory use of azimuth guidance from certain flight test requirements under Schedule 5 of the Part 61 MOS. The requirements formerly appeared in Appendices K.1 and K.2 for ATPL aircraft category rating flight tests, and Appendix M.1 for instrument rating fight tests. The requirements are removed because approximately half of the navigation infrastructure is being progressively decommissioned from 26 May 2016 by the Navigation Rationalisation Project of Airservices Australia, which will significantly reduce the opportunity to conduct instrument approach operations using azimuth guidance indicators.
How to respond
Please forward your response to the Part 61 project team by close of business 3 August 2016.