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ASRA Pilot Certificate Privileges
A valid ASRA Pilot Certificate authorises the holder to act as pilot-in- command of a gyroplane.
A pilot certificate holder may not fly as pilot- in-command of a gyroplane:
a. when a gyroplane is flown a distance greater than 25 nautical miles from the point of takeoff unless:
(1) he holds a valid ASRA Cross Country Endorsement; or
(2) he is conducting flight training solo exercises under the direct supervision and control of an ASRA Instructor.
b. at or within 8 KM (5 NM) of a certified or registered aerodrome unless he holds a valid ASRA Aerodrome endorsement.
c. when carrying passengers unless he holds a valid ASRA Passenger Carrying Endorsement.
d. when operating within the vicinity of a licenced or registered aerodrome or other areas where the carriage and use of VHF aircraft band radio is mandatory, unless the gyroplane is fitted with a serviceable VHF aircraft band radio, and he holds a valid ASRA Radio Operator endorsement.
PERIOD OF VALIDITY
4. Unless cancelled or suspended by the Operations Manager, an ASRA Pilot Certificate shall remain valid subject to the following conditions being met the pilot is a financial member of ASRA; and abides by the conditions of the ASRA Operations Manual and the relevant CAOs.
An applicant for the issue of an ASRA Pilot Certificate shall, unless approved by the Operations Manager:
a. hold a valid ASRA Student Pilot Certificate;
b. be a financial member of ASRA;
c. comply with the medical standard specified in Section 2.01 of this Manual;
d. have undergone theory and flight training in accordance with the Operations Manual and the relevant CAOs or have completed a recognised course acceptable to the Operations Manager;
e. have successfully passed theory and in-flight examinations in accordance with the requirements of the Operations Manual and the relevant CAOs, thus demonstrating to an ASRA Instructor or higher that he has reached the level of competency required for the issue of an ASRA Pilot Certificate;
f. immediately prior to the issue of an ASRA Pilot Certificate, complete a flight check with an ASRA instructor or higher other than the person who completed the majority of the student's training;
g. have attained the age of 15years.
2. Prior to undertaking a flight test for the issue of an ASRA Pilot Certificate an applicant shall:
a. have completed a minimum of 20 hours flying experience in gyroplanes, which shall include a minimum of 15 hours of instructional flight in a two-seat gyroplane, and a minimum of 5 hours as pilot-in-command; or
b. if having previous flying experience in sailplanes, aeroplanes, helicopters, gyrogliders or ultralight aeroplanes:
(1) have in excess of 20 hours flying experience with a minimum of 5 hours as pilot-in-command;
(2) undertake such dual training in a two-seat gyroplane as is deemed necessary by an ASRA Instructor or higher;
(3) acquire a minimum of 5 hours flying experience in gyroplanes, which must include at least 1 hour as pilot- in-command.
In late 2014 CASA released a draft CASR Part 149 regulations covering Approved Self-administering Aviation Organisations (ASAO). Part 149 has been 14 years in development and will finally be tabled in