Air Law

Table of Contents.

3.1 Documentation

3.1.1 Learn Quiz
Know the requirements for and the method of maintaining a pilot's log book and the purpose of flight progress records.
3.1.2 Learn Quiz
Given an item of operational significance;
  1. Select the appropriate reference document from the list below
  2. Extract relevant and current Learnrmation from these documents
3.1.3 Learn Quiz
Extract/decode Learnrmation contained in ERSA and NOTAMS.
3.1.4 Learn Quiz
Understand the terms and abbreviations that are relevant to flight in accordance with VFR.

3.2 Pilot Licence, Privileges and Limitations

3.2.1 Learn Quiz
Decide whether a flight can be conducted in accordance with the rules relating to;
  1. Privileges & limitations of the licence held
  2. Recent experience requirements
3.2.2 Learn Quiz
Extract/apply the rules pertaining to flight and duty time limitations. (CPL Only)

3.3 Flight Rules and Conditions of Flight

3.3.1 Learn Quiz

Select documents that shall be carried on board an aircraft during flight in Australian airspace.

3.3.2 Learn Quiz

Extract/apply the rules relating to;

  1. Carriage and discharge of firearms
  2. Aerodromes where operations are not restricted to runways
  3. The conditions relating to flight in PRD areas
3.3.3 Learn Quiz


3.3.4 Learn Quiz

Recall/apply the following rules;

  1. Rules of the air
  2. The requirements relating to the operation of aircraft on and in the vicinity of an aerodrome and the conditions relating to turns after take-off and their application to helicopters
  3. Separation minima between aircraft for take-off and landing at a non-controlled aerodrome
  4. Visual meteorology conditions for operations below 10,000ft and below 700ft AGL (in relation to helicopters)
  5. Relating to restrictions on smoking in aircraft during take-off, landing and refuelling
  6. Altimetry procedures for flight below 10,000ft
3.3.5 Learn Quiz

Extract/apply the rules relating to;

  1. The use of drugs and alcohol and recall the minimum period between alcohol consumption and flight departure
  2. Temporary medical unfitness
3.3.6 Learn Quiz

Recall the requirements relating to the minimum heights for flights over;

  • populated areas
  • other areas
3.3.7 Learn Quiz

Recall the meaning of the following light signals directed at an aircraft;

  • Steady “green” and “red”
  • Flashes “green” “red” and “white”
3.3.8 Learn Quiz

Extract/apply the limitations imposed on;

  • Acrobatic flight
  • Flights over public gatherings
3.3.9 Learn Quiz

Recall the requirement to plan to land prior to the end of daylight.

3.4 Air Service Operations

3.4.1 Learn Quiz

Extract/apply the rules relating to;

  1. none
  2. none
  3. A pilot’s responsibilities before flight
  4. Aerodrome meteorological minima
  5. Flights over water and in designated remote areas
  6. Carriage of:
    1. none
    2. none
    3. Cargo
    4. Sick and handicapped persons
    5. Parachutists
    6. Dangerous goods
    7. Animals
    8. Flotation and survival equipment for helicopters
  7. Dropping of articles from aircraft in flight
  8. Requirements for first aid kits
  9. Requirements for passenger lists (CPL Only)
3.4.2 Learn Quiz

State the requirements to test radio equipment prior to taxi and maintain a listening watch

3.4.3 Learn Quiz

Extract the restrictions pertaining to the carriage of passengers on certain flights

3.4.4 Learn Quiz

Extract/apply the following rules relating to the responsibilities of a pilot in command;

  1. Before flight;
    1. Requirements of:
      • fuels and oils
      • fuelling of aircraft
      • starting and ground operation of engines
    2. Appropriate passenger briefing
  2. During flight:
    1. Requirements regarding the operation & safety of the aircraft & the authority of the PIC
3.4.5 Learn Quiz

Recall the following requirements;

  1. Before flight;
    1. The conditions regarding the:
      • removal of locking devices
      • security of doors, hatches, tank caps
      • testing of flight controls
      • removals of frost and ice
      • instrument checks
    2. Fuel system inspection:
      • when and how
    3. Carriage of passengers in a control seat
    4. Carriage of infants and children
  2. During flight:
    1. Seat occupation/seat belts:
      • occupation of seats
      • wearing of seat belts
      • adjustment of seat belts
    2. Manipulation of aircraft controls
      • by pilots
      • not permitted by unauthorised persons.
3.4.6 Learn Quiz

Recall the precautions pertaining to the security of safety harnesses and other equipment prior to solo flight in dual control aircraft.

3.5 Aerodromes

3.5.1 Learn Quiz

Identify and explain the purpose of the following aerodrome, LA and HLS markings;

  1. Runway markers
  2. Runway threshold markings
  3. Runway end markers
  4. Cone and gable markers
  5. Taxiway markings
  6. Holding points/bays
  7. A double white cross adjacent to a primary wind indicator
  8. A horizontal white dumbbell
  9. Movement areas
  10. HLS markings
3.5.2 Learn Quiz

Identify the following positions in a circuit;

  1. Downwind leg
  2. Base leg
  3. Crosswind leg
  4. Upwind leg
  5. Dead side of the circuit
3.5.3 Learn Quiz

Explain the significance of a white cross on the movement area.

3.6 Airspace and Traffic Services

3.6.1 Learn Quiz

Differentiate between the various classifications of airspace.

3.6.2 Learn Quiz

Explain the terms:

  1. Flight Learnrmation service
  2. Air traffic control service
  3. Radio “reports” and “broadcasts”
  4. VFR route and lanes of entry
  5. PRD areas
  6. CTAF(R) areas
3.6.3 Learn Quiz

Extract/apply permitted tracking tolerances for VFR aircraft to avoid controlled airspace.

3.6.4 Learn Quiz

Know the requirements and procedures to be adopted when operating:

  1. in any class of airspace
  2. from or into:
    • any licensed aerodrome
    • CTAF(R).
3.6.5 Learn Quiz


  1. Recall the datum height from which an altimeter indicates height when the following are set on the sub-scale;
    • area QNH
    • local QNH
    • QFE
    • standard pressure setting
  2. Recall the procedures that are carried out with the altimeter at the Transition Altitude and the Transition Level on climb and descent
  3. Derive from AIP the Transition Level for any given area QNH
  4. Recall the method of using an altimeter to derive Local QNH
  5. Calculate height error caused by setting the altimeter sub-scale incorrectly
  6. Recall the meaning of the following:
    • height
    • altitude
    • flight level
  7. Recall the following parameters from the ICAO Standard Atmosphere:
    • mean sea level temperature and pressure lapse rate.

3.7 Emergencies, Accidents and Incidents

3.7.1 Learn Quiz

Extract emergency procedures from the ERSA.

3.7.2 Learn Quiz

State the conditions under which a pilot may declare a mercy flight and select occasions when a mercy flight must not be undertaken.

3.7.3 Learn Quiz

Extract from AIP the responsibilities of a pilot regarding the notification of accidents and incidents.

3.7.4 Learn Quiz


3.7.5 Learn Quiz

Cite examples of “hazards to navigation” that must be reported by pilots.

3.8 Security

3.8.1 Learn Quiz

Explain the term ADIZ and extract:

  1. The general requirements for operations in this zone
  2. The action by the pilot of the intercepted aircraft.
3.8.2 Learn Quiz

State the powers vested in a pilot in command.

3.9 Emergencies and SAR

3.9.1 Learn Quiz

Recall the intermittent use of navigation and landing lights by an aircraft to indicate that it is in difficulty.

3.9.2 Learn Quiz

Differentiate between an accident and an incident.

3.9.3 Learn Quiz

Extract the requirements applicable to the notification of accidents and incidents.

3.9.4 Learn Quiz

Explain the terms: