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  • Proposed amendments for CASA to administer recreational balloon activities - (CD 2312OS)

    The Australian Ballooning Federation Inc (ABF), that currently administers recreational (private) balloon activities, has advised it will cease administering Part 131 recreational activities and issuing pilot authorisations from 2 December 2023. We are proposing to amend Civil Aviation Order (CAO) 95.54. This will empower CASA to issue recreational pilot authorisations for Part 131 of the Civil Aviation Safety Regulations 1998 (CASR) aircraft. This amendment will affect all... More
    Closed 25 September 2023
  • Proposed amendments to new Part 131 Manual of Standards - Balloons and hot air airships (CD 2307OS)

    We are seeking your feedback on the new draft of the proposed Manual of Standards (MOS) for the operational rules for balloons and hot air airships. The MOS provides technical details on the requirements in Part 131 of the Civil Aviation Safety Regulations 1998 (CASR). Part 131 commenced on 2 December 2021 along with the other new flight operations regulations. The first draft of the Part 131 MOS was publicly consulted between 16 August and 15 September... More
    Closed 4 September 2023
  • Proposed new Part 131 Manual of Standards - Balloons and Hot Air Airships - (CD 2103OS)

    The general operational rules in Part 131 of Civil Aviation Safety Regulations (CASR) and the proposed Part 131 Manual of Standards (MOS), will apply to all Part 131 aircraft pilots and operators. The MOS will provide much of the complex or technical detail of the Part 131 regulations and is intended to provide easy to read compliance detail for operators of Part 131 aircraft. Please note: A Part 131 aircraft means a hot air balloon, a hot air airship, a gas balloon,... More
    Closed 15 September 2021
  • Proposed new rules for manned free balloons and hot air airships - Part 131 - (CD 1907OS)

    The proposed new regulations in the Part 131 Civil Aviation Safety Regulation (CASR) apply to tethered gas balloons and balloons that are intended for free flight under the control of a pilot including: hot air balloons hot air airships gas balloons mixed gas/hot air balloons. Learn more about Part 131 aircraft More Information Hot air airships will be regulated alongside hot air balloons under Part 131. ... More
    Closed 30 September 2019
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