Safety action taken: A legislative instrument imposing conditions on pilots conducting certain non-emergency medical community service flights arranged by third party organisations (CASA 09/19 — Civil Aviation (Community Service Flights — Conditions on Flight Crew Licences) Instrument 2019) was made on 12 February 2019 and came into force on 19 March 2019.
The instrument sets out new minimum licence, experience and recency standards for pilots operating community service flights that are conducted by volunteer pilots free of charge and coordinated by a charity or for a charitable or community service.
The instrument includes, among other things, the following requirements for pilots conducting community service flights:
- submit a flight notification including identifying the flight as community service flight
- make a record in pilot’s personal logbook when a flight is a community service flight.