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Information for Certified Air/Ground Radio Operators
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Eligibility requirements as well as the application process to obtain a CA/GRO certificate issued by CASA are explained fully in AC 139.D-02 Guidelines for certified/air ground radio services.
An individual that intends to hold an authorisation issued by CASA will required an aviation reference number at the time of application.
Application for an ARN is made online via the CASA website.
If you do not hold a current flight radio operator licence you will require- an Aeronautical Radio Operators Certificate (AROC) prior to making application for an CA/GRO certificate.
CASA will only issue a CAR 120 approval to pass weather information that is useable for the planning, conduct and control of flights to a person who holds an AWO certificate, Class A or B issued by the Bureau of Meteorology.
Information about obtaining this qualification is available from Bureau of Meteorology Training Centre.
Once you have either the A or B certificate referred to above, an approval under subregulation 120 (1) of Civil Aviation Regulations 1988 to pass weather information to pilots is required.
This approval must be supplied by the CASA Air Navigation, Airspace and Aerodromes (ANAA) Branch. Email email@example.com and include:
- 'Request for CAR120 Approval' in the subject line
- your contact details
- a scanned copy of the Bureau of Meteorology AWO certificate.