ATPL Law (AALW)
AALW 1.5 hour exam, 80% pass mark.
CASA Nominated Reference Material:
CASR, CAR, CAO, AIP complete, CAAPs*
Flight Rules and Air Law for the Air Transport Pilot
by Aviation Theory Centre
ATPL Law Helicopter Syllabus (tiny)
CASA Permitted Material (check CASA website for latest):
- CAR 1988
- CASR Part 61
- CAO 20-95.2
- AIP Book
- ERSA complete
- AUS PCA
- All ERC High and Low and TAC
- DAPs East and West
What Is Examined?
1.1 The Air Law examination tests Unit 1.5.14 and 1.5.15 of Schedule 3 of the
MOS, but may include items from earlier Units, which are common to both
the Helicopter and Aeroplane. In particular the following items:
• Item 2.2 Aircraft Nationality and Registration.
• Item 2.3 Airworthiness of Aircraft.
• Item 2.4 Personnel Licensing.
• Item 2.5 Rules of the Air.
• Item 2.6 Procedures for Air Navigation.
• Item 2.7 Air Traffic Services.
• Item 2.8 Rules of the Air and Air Traffic Services
• Item 2.9 Aeronautical Information Service
• Item 2.10 Aerodromes.
• Item 2.11 Facilitation.
• Item 2.12 Search and Rescue.
• Item 2.13 Security.
• Item 2.14 Aircraft Accidents and Incidents.
• Item 2.15 Air Service Operations.
1.2 Generally questions are based on multi-crew, turbine powered, high altitude,
high speed aircraft, with emphasis being placed on the knowledge required of
the pilot in command.
1.2.1 These questions will mainly test rules and procedures pertaining to IFR Charter
and RPT flights, both domestic and international. However, candidates are
expected to possess a very sound foundation of Private and VFR operations.
1.2.2 The examination is organised along an 'open-book' format, but candidates will
be required in some questions to exercise a high level of competency in
'factual recall' on the basic rules and procedures in order to answer the questions
within the time permitted.