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Guidance for supervision of Agriculture Pilot (Aeroplane) Rating Grade 2 Pilots

Issue number: AO-2009-070-SI-02
Who it affects: Supervisors of Ag 2 pilots
Issue owner: Civil Aviation Safety Authority
Operation affected: Aviation: General aviation
Background: Investigation Report AO-2009-070
Date: 26 November 2010

Safety issue description

The lack of guidance material for the supervision of a pilot with an Agriculture Pilot (Aeroplane) Rating Grade 2 increases the risk of inadequate supervision of such a pilot

Proactive Action

Action organisation: Civil Aviation Safety Authority
Action number: AO-2009-070-NSA-043
Date: 26 November 2010
Action status: Closed

In its response to this safety issue, CASA advised that: CASA will development [sic] an Advisory Circular that provides guidance to industry as to how supervision of Ag 2 pilots may be conducted. CASA will also address the issue of differences in the aeroplane along with the helicopter flight training syllabi.

ATSB response:

This safety action was superseded by proactive safety action detailed in AO-2009-070-NSA-096.

Proactive Action

Action organisation: Civil Aviation Safety Authority
Action number: AO-2009-070-NSA-096
Date: 02 September 2014
Action status: Closed

CASA has promulgated a new licensing regime in the Civil Aviation Safety Regulations Part 61, which includes a Subpart 61.R that identifies specific requirements for indirect supervision of an Ag 2 pilot.

ATSB response:

Date: 02 September 2014

The ATSB is satisfied that the action taken by CASA adequately addresses the safety issue.

   
Current issue status: Adequately addressed
Status justification:

The regulatory action adequately addresses the risk associated with indirect supervision of an Ag 2 rated pilot.

 
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Last update 18 September 2014