Consultation draft - proposed flight test and proficiency check standards in the Part 61 MOS (CD 1619FS)

Closed 3 Oct 2017

Opened 5 Sep 2017


CASA is proposing changes to the flight test and proficiency check standards, as prescribed in Schedules 5 and 6 of the Part 61 Manual of Standards (MOS).

Examiners have found the current format of modifications and references to Schedule 2 to be an inflexible means by which to apply the flight test and proficiency check standards. Sometimes aircraft equipment, operational practice or location can lead to difficulties in applying the standards.

CASA has also found instances where several test and check items were addressing a common activity or manoeuvre, but used different terms. For example, items for planning, briefing, and conducting take-off and departure procedures for various tests and checks were written in different ways even though all of the items were targeting the same matters. As a result, and in conjunction with an update to the Flight Examiners’ Handbook (FEH), CASA is proposing to update the Schedule 5 and 6 flight test and proficiency check standards.

Why We Are Consulting

CASA recognises the valuable contribution that community and industry consultation makes to the regulatory development process. This consultation draft sets out the proposed changes to the Part 61 MOS. The draft amendment instrument can be found at the end of this page in 'related documents'.

A copy of the briefing paper is provided below. You can read it on this screen using the scroll bar or save it to your computer using the popup options. The draft instrument is available in the 'related' section further down this page. 

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What Happens Next

At the end of the response period for public comment, we will register and review each comment and submission received through the online response form, but will not acknowledge individual responses. We will consider the submissions to this Consultation Draft before making any change to the regulations or other legislative instrument.

We will make all submissions publicly available on the CASA website unless a respondent requests that their submission remain confidential. Information about how we consult and how to make a confidential submission is available on the CASA website.

When the CD submissions are published we will also publish a summary of consultation. The summary of consultation will summarise the feedback received, detail our plans for future policy, and outline any further consultation or planned rule making on this subject.

If we do change the rules, we will not publish an NFRM; information about the rule making will be available in the Explanatory Statement that is published with the final rule on the Federal Register of Legislation. You can subscribe to our consultation and rule making mailing list to be notified of future consultation or rule making on this subject.


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