Flight training locations
Under Civil Aviation Safety Regulations (CASR) Part 141 and Part 142, prior to the issue of a Part 141 and Part 142 authorisation, CASA must be satisfied that all facilities are sufficient and suitable to conduct the flight training activities safely.
It is the responsibility of the flight training organisation to maintain the safety of their operations and to ensure their operational procedures meet regulatory and safety requirements. If at any time an operator’s procedures are not considered satisfactory CASA may direct a variation or removal of those procedures as described within regulations.
Part 141.030 defines a training base for a Part 141 operator as a facility from which the operator conducts flight training. Part 142.035 defines a training base for a Part 142 operator as a facility from which the operator conducts flight training, recurrent training or checking.
For the purposes of an assessment CASA considers a training base to be where:
- regular training is conducted
- a person is identified as being responsible for day-to-day operations at that site
- permanent training and support facilities are maintained on site by the operator
- the operator’s flight training aircraft are based there.
Changes to the training bases, including the addition of training bases (as per the abovementioned definition), is a significant change which will require CASA assessment.
Temporary training locations
Temporary training locations are not considered training bases.
If an operator plans to use temporary locations for flight training activities, their operations manual must include relevant operational procedures for the use of and changes to temporary locations.
Unlike the changes to main training bases or locations, the inclusion of such procedures for temporary location in the operations manual is not considered a significant change.
If an operator is conducting flying training in a temporary location for the first time and their CASA approved operations manual does not include procedures to cover operations on temporary locations, they will need to:
- amend their operations manual
- complete Form 395 and submit with your amended operations manual to Client Services Centre - Permissions Issue.
Find out more on how to apply for a change to a Part 141 or 142 authorisation.