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NPRM 0908OS - Carriage and use of Radio and Circuit Procedures at, or in the vicinity of, Non-Towered Aerodromes
- NPRM 0908OS
- Annex A - Draft CAAP 166-1(0): Operations in the vicinity of non-towered (non-controlled) aerodromes
- Annex B - Draft CAAP 166-2(0): Pilots' responsibility in collision avoidance in the vicinity of non-towered (non-controlled) aerodromes by 'see and avoid'
- Comments closed: Friday 23 October 2009
Carriage and use of Radio and Circuit Procedures at, or in the vicinity of, Non-Towered Aerodromes
Key change proposals
The objective of this NPRM is to provide an opportunity for public and industry comment on changes being proposed by CASA to requirements relating to radio carriage and use by pilots operating at or in the vicinity of non-towered aerodromes, and to the current requirements for straight-in approaches and circuit procedures at non-towered aerodromes
- General, performance based regulatory requirement for radio qualified pilots of radio equipped aircraft to make appropriate radio broadcasts at and in the vicinity of all non-towered aerodromes, with specific, recommended standardised calls published in educational and guidance material (CAAPs/AIP). PIC is to be responsible for broadcasting on the aerodrome frequency whenever it is reasonably necessary to do so to avoid a collision, or risk of a collision, between his/her aircraft and any other aircraft operating at, or in the vicinity of, the aerodrome.
- Carriage of serviceable VHF radio, and being qualified to use it, to be mandated for aircraft operating at or in the vicinity of aerodromes that are certified or registered (as published in ERSA) and other aerodromes designated by CASA (and published in ERSA) on a case-by-case risk basis.
- Introduce new provisions for the arrival and departure of aircraft with no radio, and for aircraft having unserviceable radio and for aircraft carrying serviceable radio which the pilot is not qualified to use.
- Withdrawal of CAR 166 paragraph (2)(d) and subregulation (4) - base-leg circuit join no longer prohibited.
- Amend CAR 166 paragraph (2)(f) to allow for non-into wind runway use when the AFM permits.
- Withdrawal of CAR 166 paragraph (2)(g) - 500m minimum length of the final approach leg no longer mandated.
- Withdrawal of CAR 166 paragraph (3)(a) – carriage of a serviceable VHF radio when conducting a straight-in approach no longer required (other than at certified, registered and other designated aerodromes).
- Withdrawal of CAR 166 paragraph (3)(b) – specific mandated broadcast for straight-in approaches deleted (although still recommended in CAAPs/AIP).
- Amendment of CAR 166 paragraph (3)(d) - reduction in the minimum distance from the threshold by which an aircraft making a straight-in approach must be aligned with the runway, from at least 5 miles to not less than 3 miles.
Comment period now closed
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