Balloon Flight Crew Licence - Australian Government

Description

You will require this licence if you intend to operate as a commercial pilot or as a flight radiotelephone operator on a hot air balloon. You will not require this licence if you are performing an activity essential to the operation of an Australian balloon during flight time if you:

  • Are accompanied by an authorised balloon flight instructor; and
  • Are receiving balloon flying training; or
  • Are attempting a flight test for this licence.

Once you are a holder of this licence you can apply for the following balloon flight crew ratings:

  • A flight instructor (balloon) rating; and
  • A balloon grade of night Visual Flight Rules (VFR) rating.

You may also be approved to give balloon flying training for the issue of a balloon flight crew rating. Please consult the Contact Officer for more information.

Service type

Licence

A licence defines the need to obtain recognition / certification and registration to undertake a certain business activity.

Eligibility Requirements

To be eligible for this licence you must:

  • Hold a current class 1 or 2 medical certificate or be exempt from holding one;
  • Possess knowledge of the English language that is sufficient to enable you to exercise safely the authority given by the licence;
  • Be suitably qualified;
  • Have passed the relevant flight tests and examinations; and
  • Be a suitable person.

Please consult the Contact Officer for more information regarding eligibility requirements.

Duration

As specified on the licence or until cancelled.

Fees

Fees Details for this service in table format.

Task Type Description
Apply Application

Please consult the Contact Officer for information on fees to be submitted.

Forms

Task Resources
Apply Balloon Flight Crew Licence Application - Please consult the Contact Officer for information on forms to be submitted.

Administering agency

Civil Aviation Safety Authority

Industry Permissions

Contact details

Contact Email, Phone and Address Details for this service in simple two column table format, header then data.

Enquiries, CASA Licensing and Registration Centre (CLARC)

Mailing address: GPO BOX 2005
Canberra, Australian Capital Territory 2601
Phone: 02 62171449
Phone: 1300737032
Fax: 1300737187
Email: clarc@casa.gov.au