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Conditions of Charter

We would like to take this opportunity to point out some operating limitations, which are imposed on us as the charter operator by the Civil Aviation Safety Authority (CASA), for your safety.

Duty Time Limitations

Austrek Air Charter operates under the standard industry exemption to CAO 48 with regards to the number of hours a pilot may be on duty per day. This means that Austrek pilots are limited to a maximum of 12 hours duty per day. We may extend this period up to 16 hours provided that "suitable sleeping accommodation" ie. suitable motel room, is provided for a minimum of 4 hours.

  1. Eg. 1 - (No Sleeping Accommodation). Departure Moree at 7 am, pilot commences duty at 6 am. Therefore, the pilot must be back in Moree and finished work by 6 pm that evening.
  2. Eg. 2 - (Sleeping Accommodation). Departure Moree at 7 am, pilot commences duty at 6 am. Suitable sleeping accommodation is provided between 12 pm and 4 pm, pilot is now able to continue on and finish at 10 pm that evening.

Aircraft Operating Limitations

In most cases, Austrek Air Charter will recommend and provide services in multi-engine aircraft. If a single-engine aircraft is requested and used, the following limitation applies : During passenger carrying charter services, the aircraft must remain clear of cloud and operate under the Visual Flight Rules (VFR) by day only, ie. night flying is not permitted.

Weather Limitations

The weather limitations for single-engine and VFR aircraft have been stated above. Multi-engine aircraft which operate under the Instrument Flight Rules (IFR) are subject to the Take-off and Landing minima specified in the Aeronautical Information Publication (AIP) for a particular airport. To this end, the pilot in command of your flight will determine prior to take-off if the weather meets these criteria, and decide if the flight will commence. For landing, if a pilot is required to conduct an instrument approach, from which they cannot establish visual contact with the ground, they will proceed to an alternate airport and endeavour to provide alternate arrangements to get you to your destination.

Pilot Licensing Limitations

Austrek Air Charter pilots are not permitted to fly lower than 500 feet above ground level, or to conduct mustering operations.

Brisbane / Sydney Flights

Due to the large volume of jet and other traffic at Brisbane & Sydney Airport, excessive delays and airborne holding may be encountered. Should the anticipated delay be longer than 20 minutes, your pilot will provide for you the option of flying into Archerfield / Bankstown airport.
Thank you for your time in reading this document. We reiterate that these limitations are imposed upon us for your safety by CASA, and are generally applicable to most charter operators. If you have any queries regarding any of the above information, please contact us.

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