Project OS 06/12 - Amendment to CAO 29.10: Air Service Operations - Aircraft Engaged in Aerial Stock Mustering Operations - Low Flying Permission
This project is now closed.
12 Dec 2006
Project OS 06/12 closed.
28 Sep 2006
Project OS 06/12 - Low flying permission approvals for aerial stock mustering
A new rulechange has been registered to consider amending CAO 29.10.
The demonstration required by CAO 29.10 sub-paragraph 12.5 (b) (ii) is of a specialist nature which requires skills presently held by very few CASA Flying Operations Inspectors (FOIs). Those FOIs would not, in most circumstances, have as much knowledge or experience as the person being tested in such operations, and a demonstration would have little if any real safety value in relation to ongoing operations.
Furthermore the cost of such a test, which must be done in the operational environment and therefore entail very high travel costs, would be prohibitive and could not be justified on the basis of perceived safety gain. However, such a demonstration of ability is seen as having benefit particular if carried out in the presence of another experienced pilot. This can be achieved by permitting one approved pilot to check another.
Sub-paragraph 12.5 (b) (ii) of CAO 29.10 states that an approved pilot seeking a renewal of his or her approval must every 2 years satisfactorily demonstrate to CASA in the operational environment, his or her ability etc. This is seen as too unwieldy and unnecessarily restrictive. This project sets out to amend the sub-paragraph to read:
"satisfactorily demonstrates to CASA or an approved pilot, in the operational environment" etc.
The amendment required is simply the addition of the words in bold type.