COVID-19: Aviation Exam Changes

COVID-19: Aviation Exam Changes

COVID-19: Aviation Exam Changes

April 7, 2020 By Brian Bigg
AOPA SPORT Australia Digital Editor BRIAN BIGG reports.
CASA has announced a range of exemptions have been put in place to help the Australian aviation industry during the COVID-19 crisis. Students have been experiencing difficulties booking and sitting...

CASA has announced a range of exemptions have been put in place to help the Australian aviation industry during the COVID-19 crisis.

Students have been experiencing difficulties booking and sitting pilot and aircraft maintenance engineering exams including Commercial Pilots Licence (CPL), Air Transport Pilot Licence (ATPL) and Aircraft Maintenance Engineer (AME) examinations.

CASA will allow a six month extension of the statutory time period for CPL and ATPL in which students can complete exams, and a 12 month extension to AME examinations (including Schedule Of Experience pathways).


 

Brian Bigg

Brian Bigg is one of Australia’s most experienced aviation journalists. He was the founding editor of Australian Pilot magazine for AOPA, the premier communication medium for general aviation in Australia. Several years later, he became the publisher and founding editor of Sport Pilot magazine, the largest circulation aviation magazine in Australia, with a monthly readership of 14,000. Brian trained in a Piper Tomahawk and flew Archers and Trinidads. Then he shifted to ultralights. He owns and flies an Atec Zephyr which is based at Camden in NSW. Brian remains one of the most passionate advocates for recreational flying in Australia.

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