Part 61 - Pilot Licences and Ratings

This compilation of the above Civil Aviation Rule was made by the Civil Aviation Authority as a reference document to provide details of the current rule requirements. It is not the official version of the Rule and should only be used as a reference document. It does not contain the statement specifying the Rule Objective, and the Extent of Consultation.

Rule brief

Part 61 prescribes the requirements to hold pilot licences and ratings; the prerequisites for those qualifications; and their privileges and limitations.

This Part covers student pilots; private pilot licences; commercial pilot licences; and airline transport pilot licences, aeroplane and in time helicopter. It also covers type ratings; instrument ratings; instructor ratings; chemical ratings; agricultural ratings; and in time other specific ratings such as glider tow, parachute drop, aerobatic; FRTO, and first aid.

These rules are supported by a series of ACs that detail flight time requirements and flight test and written examination syllabuses.