Class-rated aircraft that require training and a flight review - includes list of aircraft types
Learn more about the requirements for class-rated aircraft - in effect since 1 September 2014 under new licensing rules. The full rules are contained in Part 61 of the Civil Aviation Safety Regulations.
The Civil Aviation Safety Regulations 1998 - Prescription of aircraft and ratings CASR Part 61 legislative instrument lists the aircraft that require training and a flight review.
This information sheet includes details from an exemption that commenced on 1 July 2016 (CASA EX97/16). It provides an alternative to aircraft class rating and pilot type rating biennial flight reviews, with flight reviews based on aircraft category and multi-engine requirements.
Who does this information apply to?
- Flying training organisations.
- Instructors and examiners.
What is an aircraft class rating?
An aircraft class rating authorises the holder to operate aircraft that fit the description of the class rating and are not designated as type-rated aircraft.
Refer to CASA’s Aircraft class ratings information sheet for more details.
If I hold a class rating, can I fly any type of aircraft included in that class?
Yes, with some exceptions. Most single-engine and single-pilot aircraft are included in a relevant class rating. If you hold that class rating you are authorised to fly those aircraft, except those described below.
For some class-rated aircraft, you need to complete initial flight training and a flight review in that type of aircraft before you are authorised to conduct an operation in that type. These aircraft are detailed in a separate section of the aircraft rating legislative instrument and are listed below.
Once the training and review are done you can continue to fly the aircraft as long as you meet the flight review requirements for the class rating. Also, under exemption CASA EX97/16, you would meet the flight review requirement for other aircraft of the same category, and if the aircraft you did the flight review in was a multi-engine aircraft, then you would meet the flight review requirement for other multi-engine aircraft of the same category.
Which class-rated aircraft require specific training and a flight review?
The aircraft that require training and a flight review are listed in the Civil Aviation Safety Regulations 1998 – Prescription of aircraft and ratings CASR Part 61 legislative instrument which can be viewed and downloaded from the CASA website. The instrument is updated when changes need to be made.
The lists below were current at the time this information sheet was published.
Examples of single-engine class-rated aeroplanes that require type-specific training and a flight review include the Cessna 208 (Caravan), the Pilatus PC9 and 12, and the Daher-Socata TBM700.
You cannot fly these types unless you have completed flight training and a flight review in that type. A flight test with a flight examiner is not required.
Once the training and review have been completed, you can continue to fly that type as long as you have an appropriate flight review.
Most of the single-engine aeroplanes in the list are warbird types such as the Hawker Hurricane and the Yakovlev 3 and 9 series.
The list of multi-engine aeroplanes includes types such as the King Air 90, 200 and 250, the PA31T Cheyenne, and the Merlin II, III, IIIA and B.
Almost all single-engine helicopters are included in the list.
Single-engine class-rated aeroplanes requiring training and a flight review
|Type certificate holder||Type of single-engine aeroplane|
|Aero Vodochody||Aero L-39 Albatros
Aerop L-29 Delfin
BAC Jet Provost
|Commonwealth Aircraft Corporation||CAC CA-27
North American F86
|Daher-Socata||TBM700 (all models)|
|De Havilland||DH-115 Vampire|
|Mikoyan||MIG 15 (all models)
MIG 17 (all models)
MIG 21 (all models)
|PZL||TS-11 Iskra (all models)|
|Quest Aircraft||Kodiac 100|
|SIAI – Marchetti||S211|
Multi-engine class-rated aeroplanes requiring training and a flight review
|Type certificate holder||Types of multi-engine aeroplane|
|Turbo Commander (all turbine powered models)|
|Beechcraft||King Air 90 series
King Air 200/250 series
|DHC-6 (all models)|
|Government Aircraft Factory (GAF)
|N22 (all models)
N24 (all models)
|Lockheed||414 Hudson (all models)
PV-1 (all models)
|Piaggio||P180 Avanti (all models)|
|Piper Aircraft||PA-31T Cheyenne I (all models)
PA-31T Cheyenne II (all models)
PA-42-720 Cheyenne III (all models)
PA-42-1000 Cheyenne 400
|Vulcanair SpA||AP68TP-600 Viator|
Single-engine class-rated helicopters requiring training and a flight review
|Type certificate holder||Type of single-engine helicopter|
|SA 341 (Gazelle)
SA 315 (Lama)
SA 316 (SE3160)
|Bell Helicopters||Bell 47 (all piston powered models)
Bell 47T (all turbine powered models)
|Enstrom||F-28 (all models)
280 (all models)
480 (all models)
|Hiller||UH-12 (piston powered models)
UH-12 T (turbine powered models)
|MD500 (excluding NOTAR models)
Hughes 500 (all models)
Hughes 369 (all models)
MD 500 (all NOTAR models)
|Rotorway||Jet Exec (all turbine powered models)|