NFRM 0710OS - Instrument Rating renewals using an overseas flight simulator training provider
Notice of Final Rule Making (NFRM) 0710OS
Instrument Rating renewals using an overseas flight simulator training provider
Note: When a Notice of Final Rule Making (NFRM) is published, CASA usually places an advertisement in the Aviation Section of 'The Australian' newspaper at the same time as the NFRM is released. However, due to the Christmas holiday period, the next available advertising placement in 'The Australian' was on Friday 11 January 2008. CASA apologises for this delayed public notice.
The purpose of this NFRM is to provide a consolidation of all comments received to Notice of Proposed Rule Making (NPRM) 0710OS, with CASA's evaluation and response to each of the comments. The final disposition of the regulatory and supporting material in respect to each comment is also given.
Key changes proposed
- Permit the use of overseas flight simulators to contribute to the renewal of an Australian instrument rating.
- Ten working day’s prior notice is required to be given to CASA.
- The flight simulator to be one that is recognised by CASA.
- Practical components of the renewal are to be conducted by a training provider who is approved by the relevant oversighting NAA to undertake training and checking, of which instrument proficiency checks are a part.
- Practical components of the renewal are to be conducted by a checker who is equivalent to that of an Australian ATO and who is certified by the relevant oversighting NAA to conduct instrument proficiency checks.
- In the case of an operator’s operating flight crew (Australian CAR 217 organisation), mandate an oral aeronautical knowledge test with the chief pilot or approved check pilot prior to the rating being renewed.
- In the case of a private operator, mandate an oral aeronautical knowledge test with a CASA FOI or ATO (approved to conduct instrument rating tests) prior to the rating being renewed.
- Require certain documents to be submitted to CASA (or chief pilot or approved check pilot) prior to the reissue of the instrument rating.
- In the case of an operator’s operating flight crew (CAR 217 organisation), allow the chief pilot or approved check pilot (CAR 5.14 (2) delegate) to renew the instrument rating following receipt of required documents.
- In the case of a private operator, permit only a CASA officer who holds a CAR 5.14 (2) delegation to renew the instrument rating following receipt of the required documents, or an ATO only if they observed the instrument proficiency check in the simulator and have received the required documents.
For more information about this NFRM, contact Nick Strange by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org, or use the fax, post or email addresses below:
Fax to the Standards Development Documentation Coordinator at:
1800 653 897 (free call within Australia) or
+612 6217 1691 (international).
Post (no stamp required if posted in Australia) to:
CASA Regulatory Coordination & Administration Section,
Attn: Standards Development Documentation Coordinator,
Reply Paid 2005, Canberra ACT 2601, Australia.
- Email to: email@example.com.
NFRM published: 19 December 2007