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Class-rated aircraft that require training and a flight review - includes list of aircraft types
Learn about the requirements for class-rated aircraft in effect since 1 September 2014. 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 exemption CASA EX99/18. 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.
Download a print-friendly version of the class-rated aircraft that require training and a flight review information sheet.
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 EX99/18, 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.