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RAA Requirements

From The Operations Manual On The RAA Website

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SECTION 2.07

PILOT CERTIFICATE – GROUP A or B

REQUIREMENTS FOR ISSUE – GROUP A or B

(See paragraph 26 onwards for Group D)
1. An applicant for the issue of a Group A or B Pilot Certificate must:
(a) hold a valid Student or Converting Pilot Certificate; and
(b) have a health standard equivalent to that required for the issue of a
private motor vehicle driver licence in Australia (refer to Section 2.16
– Medical Requirements) and provide RAAus with a declaration to that
effect; and
(c) agree to abide by the Constitution, rules of the organisation and this
manual, and
(d) have undergone ground and flight training in accordance with the
RAAus Syllabus of Flight Training (published separately), for the
Aeroplane Group in which the Pilot Certificate is sought; and
(e) have met the minimum aeronautical experience requirements
specified in this Section; and
(f) have passed theory examinations in accordance with the RAAus
Syllabus of Flight Training (published separately), for the Aeroplane
Group in which the Pilot Certificate is sought; and
(g) satisfactorily completed a flight test with an approved RAAus CFI
or on request by the CFI or the Operations Manager, a RAAus Pilot
Examiner.

AERONAUTICAL EXPERIENCE
2. Prior to undertaking a flight test for the issue of a Group A or B Pilot Certificate,
an applicant must:
(a) have completed a minimum of 20 hours flying training, including no
less than 5 hours as pilot in command, in a recreational aeroplane of
the same Group in which the flight test is to be conducted; and
(b) passed theory examinations specified in Section 3.03 of this manual;
or
(c) if having recognised flight time or qualifications, satisfy the
requirements of Section 2.13 paragraphs 5 – 7 inclusive.

PRIVILEGES
3. A Pilot Certificate authorises the holder to act as pilot in command of a
recreational aeroplane when:
a. the requirements of Section 2.01 of this manual are met in respect of:
(i) medical fitness;
(ii) valid membership of RAAus;
(iii) flight review currency;
(iv) pilot recency; and
b. the aeroplane is of the same Group shown on the Pilot Certificate
(refer to Section 2.04 -Aeroplane Group Ratings); and
c. the pilot ensures their competency to operate the aeroplane type
(refer to RAAP 1 – 2016 Type Transition Guidance) and holds all
required Endorsements for the aeroplane and the intended flight
(refer to Section 2.01 – Requirements).

PERIOD OF VALIDITY
4. Aeroplane Groupings, Endorsements and Ratings attached to a Pilot Certificate
remain valid indefinitely. However, the authority to exercise the privileges of
a Pilot Certificate is subject to compliance with the requirements detailed
in paragraph 3 of this Section, unless suspended, varied or cancelled by the
Operations Manager, or surrendered by the holder.

REQUIREMENTS FOR THE MAINTENANCE OF A PILOT CERTIFICATE

5. Medical
A Pilot Certificate holder may only exercise the privileges of the certificate
when meeting the requirements of the health standard as per Section 2.16 –
Medical Requirements.

Flight Review
a. Within a period of two years immediately before the day of the
proposed flight must have satisfactorily completed a flight review
with a RAAus Examiner; – MUCH MORE COMPLICATED PLEASE GO TO RAA WEBSITE

 

RECENCY
6. In addition to the flight review requirements, a Pilot Certificate holder must
not carry a passenger on any flight unless the holder has conducted 3 takeoffs
and 3 landings in the last 90 days in an aeroplane of the same Group,
aeroplane type and having the same design features.

 

ENDORSEMENTS

REFER TO THE RAA OPERATIONS MANUAL ON THE RAA WEBSITE

 

SECTION 3.03

FLIGHT TESTS AND EXAMINATIONS
1. RAAus may specify what theoretical examinations and practical flight tests
must be satisfactorily undertaken prior to gaining certain qualifications, as
specified in this Section.

STUDENT OR CONVERTING PILOT CERTIFICATE HOLDERS
Solo Flight
2. Prior to undertaking a first solo flight a Student or Converting Pilot is required
to pass a written PRE-SOLO AIR LEGISLATION multiple-choice examination set
or approved by RAAus, which shall include a minimum of five (5) questions
specific to the procedures at their training aerodrome. The examination will be
conducted at an approved RAAus FTS.

AIR LEGISLATION
3. Notwithstanding Paragraph 2 of this Section, prior to a Student or Converting
Pilot being recommended for the issue of a Pilot Certificate, an applicant will
be required to:
a. pass a written AIR LEGISLATION examination set, approved or
recognised by RAAus, in accordance with Unit 2.02 of the RAAus
Syllabus of Flight Training; and
b. the examination must be conducted at an approved RAAus FTS.
4. Successful completion of the Air Legislation examination prior to first solo
will be deemed as complying with the requirements of Paragraph 2 of this
Section. However, the five (5) written questions specific to the procedures at
their training aerodrome must also be included and passed as a part of the Air
Legislation exam.
5. Recommended study references for the syllabus topics include:
a. RAAus Operations Manual;
b. CAR, CASR, CAO, CAAP, AIP, Visual Flight Rules Guide;
c. The RAAus website – www.raa.asn.au
d. Various training manuals, as recommended by the CFI and/or RAAus
from time to time.

BASIC AERONAUTICAL KNOWLEDGE (BAK)
6. Prior to a Student or Converting Pilot being recommended for the issue of a
Pilot Certificate, an applicant will be required to:
a. pass a written BAK examination set, approved or recognised by RAAus,
in accordance with Unit 2.01 of the RAAus Syllabus of Flight Training;
and
b. the examination must be conducted at an approved RAAus FTS.
7. Recommended study references for the syllabus topics include:
a. RAAus Operations Manual;
b. CAR, CASR, CAO, CAAP, AIP, Visual Flight Rules Guide;
c. The RAAus website – www.raa.asn.au
d. Various training manuals, as recommended by the CFI and/or RAAus
from time to time;
e. Bureau of Meteorology reference manuals for pilots – available from
the Bureau of Meteorology Publications Sections and Government
book shops.

HUMAN FACTORS TRAINING (HF)
8. Prior to a Student or Converting Pilot being recommended for the issue of a
Pilot Certificate, an applicant will be required to:
a. attend and pass an approved RAAus course in human factors; or
b. pass a written Human Factors examination set, approved or recognised
by RAAus accordance with Unit 2.05 of the RAAus Syllabus of Flight
Training; and
c. the examination must be conducted at an approved RAAus FTS.

PILOT CERTIFICATE FLIGHT TEST
9. Prior to a Student or Converting Pilot being recommended for the issue of
a Pilot Certificate, they will be required to undertake a flight test with a CFI.
The Student or Converting Pilot will satisfactorily demonstrate to the CFI their
competence to control the aeroplane in accordance with the RAAus Syllabus of
Flight Training.

ENDORSEMENTS

RADIO OPERATORS ENDORSEMENT (R)
10. Prior to the issue of a Radio Operator Endorsement, an applicant will be
required to pass written and oral examinations set, approved or recognised by
RAAus in accordance with Unit 2.04 of the RAAus Syllabus of Flight Training at
an approved RAAus FTS.

CROSS COUNTRY ENDORSEMENT (X)
11. Prior to a Pilot Certificate holder being recommended for the issue of a
Cross Country Endorsement, an applicant will be required to pass written
examinations set, approved or recognised by RAAus in accordance with Unit
2.03 of the RAAus Syllabus of Flight Training at an approved RAAus FTS.