Overview2 of 17
This section looks at the relevant documents you are required to know as a fully qualified pilot. For your Pre solo exam most of this is far to detailed and you only need to be familiar with each.
Civil Aviation Regulation (CAR) 1988 - Being Phased Out3 of 17
Civil Aviation Regulation (CAR) 1988 is the foundation of air law in conjunction with Civil Aviation Safety Regulations (CASR) 1998
Civil Aviation Safety Regulations (CASR) 19984 of 17
Civil Aviation Safety Regulations (CASR) 1998 in conjunction with Civil Aviation Regulation (CAR) 1988 is the foundation of air law in Australia
Civil Aviation Orders (CAO)5 of 17
These documents explain or expand on the CAR sections. They are more specific then the CAR section they refer to in the CAR.
CAO Exemptions From Certain CAR's6 of 17
CAO 95.10, CAO 95.32 and CAO 95.55, exempt different types of aircraft registered by RA-Aus from compliance with certain rules.
RA-Aus Operations Manual7 of 17
Is designed to replace the CAR, given that we operate under exemptions. These are the rules we are governed by as pilots.
RA-Aus Technical Manual8 of 17
This manual details the rules that apply to the aircraft flown as RA-Aus members
Aeronautical Information Publication (AIP)9 of 17
This is basically a helpful rule book of relevant rules and procedures drawn together from lots of other documents
Enroute Supplement Australia (ERSA)10 of 17
The Enroute Supplement Australia is a supplementary document to the AIP. This becomes extremely important when you start doing navigation and need in flight information on rules, locations and procedures.
Notice To Airmen (NOTAM)11 of 17
These provide immediate and current notice of changes to procedures, facilities, hazards etc…including runway closures for maintenance, cranes operating near runways etc.
Civil Aviation Advisory Publication (CAAP)12 of 17
These documents are advisory only. You are not required to follow the information in them or be familiar with them. They are helpful documents put together to assist.
RA-Aus Pilots Certificates & Endorsements13 of 17
RA-Aus pilots will progress from a student pilot, to a pilot certificate and then may attain additional privileges such as carrying passengers, flying cross country or flying aircraft with certain performance characteristics.
Aviation Security Identification Card (ASIC)14 of 17
Once you have your Pilot Certificate, to operate at certain aerodromes, you will be required to obtain a red ASIC card, and wear it in certain areas.
Medical Requirements15 of 17
You are required self monitor, report and sign a declaration that you are fit to fly.
Private Operations2 of 15
RA-Aus Aircraft may only be used in private operations other than agricultural or training.
Right Of Way Rules4 of 15
Who has the right of way and how do we avoid collisions when aircraft are on a collision path.
Manoeuvres & Aerobatics7 of 15
What are we allowed to do and not to do in relation to the way we fly?
Controlled Airspace Overview1 of 4
The vast majority of airspace in and around our major airports, is controlled airspace. RA-Aus pilots may not currently fly in these areas, although a submission from RA-aus to CASA is imminent in 2016. Student pilots however can fly in these areas under direct supervision from an Instructor.
Non-Controlled Airspace2 of 4
The vast majority of Australia below 10,000 feet away from major airports is non, controlled airspace. This is currently where RA-Aus pilots spend almost all their flight time.
PRD Remote Areas & Laneways3 of 4
Prohibited, Restricted and Danger Areas, Remote Areas & Laneways all have unique characteristics. You need to be aware of them only, at this stage.
Radio Frequencies In & Out Of CTA1 of 3
For those of you learning in controlled airspace at towered airports
CTAF & Multicom Radio Frequencies2 of 3
For all the non towered airports and when flying between airports
Circuit Introduction1 of 10
Learn about the circuit, it is so fun and you will be spending 10 -12 hours flying circuits…so learn all about it here
Circuit Procedures8 of 10
Taxiing, takeoff, crosswind, downwind, base, final and landing key points.
Entering The Circuit9 of 10
A great CASA diagram to help you understand exactly how to enter the circuit.