Reminder notice for Medical and Security checks for pilots
Current Medical and Security Check Needed to Fly
This notice is a reminder to pilots to check their medical certificate and security status before flying. It is the pilot’s responsibility to make sure they hold the appropriate licence, rating, endorsement, medical certificate and background security checks whenever they go flying
Pilots over 18 need to have a current aviation security identification (either an AVID or ASIC). Alternatively, the pilot must have applied for an aviation security status check before using their licence.
Pilots operating into or from a security controlled airport that requires an ASIC must have a current ASIC and display it appropriately.
ASICs issued to a person under 18 will be valid until they reach 18 years and 6 months. However, the ASIC becomes invalid when the person reaches 18 years and 3 months if they have not applied for a new ASIC beforehand.
Also, a reminder to pilots holding a CASA issued ASIC or AVID of their responsibility to tell CASA if they have been convicted of any relevant offences since they were issued the ASIC or AVID. A list of relevant offences can be found in Section 6.01 of the Aviation Transport Security Regulations 2005 (pg 192/3).
CFIs and ATOs are also reminded to check that candidates for licence flight tests have a current security check before conducting licence flight tests. This can be achieved by asking the pilot to show their current ASIC or AVID. A new licence cannot be issued to an applicant who is 18 or older unless they have current security identification (either an ASIC or AVID). The pre flight test check will avoid disappointment when the licence application is returned because it cannot be processed.