CPL Helicopter Things You Need

CASA Regulatory Documents

If you are attending our CPL(H) Full Time Ground School or you are studying via our Distance Learning Course, you need the following CASA Regulatory Documents to complete the course.

The CASA Regulatory Documents are not included in your Full Time Ground School or Distance Learning Course fee. These are documents you will need to have and keep updated for the rest of your aviation career.

Aeronautical Information Publication – $61.00

The AIP consists of a package of documents which provide all of the operational information necessary for the safe and efficient conduct of national (civil) and international air navigation throughout Australia.

Civil Aviation Act and Regulations – $132.00

The Civil Aviation Act provides the primary legislative base for air safety control in Australia and contains a number of important regulatory provisions. In accordance with the Civil Aviation Act the Regulations contain the mandatory regulatory requirements in relation to airworthiness and operational matters, licensing and requirements, enforcement powers and air traffic control. A 12 month amendment service is included in the purchase price.

Civil Aviation Orders (CAO) – $79.00

The Regulations make provision for CAO, which includes information on technical standards and specifications. In particular, they contain detailed mandatory operational, airworthiness and safety requirements, including design requirements, standards, specifications, mandatory operational, technical procedures and safety instructions. A 12 month amendment service is included in the purchase price.

Enroute Supplement Australia (ERSA) – $30.00

The ERSA contains essential aeronautical information for both flight planning and operations. It includes pictorial representations of all licensed and some unlicensed aerodromes, including physical characteristics, operating hours and operator details, visual guide aids, air traffic services, NAVAID details and lighting descriptions. The ERSA needs to be replaced with the latest version every three months.

If you are attending a Full Time Ground School course, all of these items can be purchased from our pilot supply shop on the first day of your course, so you do not need to worry about obtaining them before you arrive.

If you are studying via our Distance Learning Course, you can purchase these items from our Online Store or by simply phoning our office on 1800 000 767 during office hours.


Navigation Equipment, Maps and Charts

If you are attending our Full Time Ground School course you will also need to provide the following navigation equipment, maps and charts.

These items are not included in your Full Time Ground School fee.

  • Jeppesen JE6B Flight Computer or CR3 Circular Flight Computer
  • Water Soluble Pen
  • Navigation Protractor and Scale Ruler (180nm)
  • Melbourne, Brisbane, Sydney, Port Augusta, Bourke and Townsville WAC charts *
  • Brisbane, Hobart, Adelaide/Melbourne VTC Charts *
  • ERC Low 1/2 and ERC Low 3/4 *
  • Planning Chart Australia *
  • * VTC, ERC and PCA need to be replaced with the latest version every six months. WAC are updated every few years and you always need the latest version for study and exam purposes.

    Visual Terminal Chart (VTC) – $12.00 each

    VTC provide both aeronautical and topographical information for VFR operations in the vicinity of major aerodromes. They show significant landmarks, prohibited, restricted and danger areas, control zones and VFR approach points.

    Enroute Chart Low (ERC) – $12.00 each

    The ERC Low are drawn to various scales to accommodate significant air traffic route areas and show controlled air space, prohibited, restricted and danger areas, air routes, ATS and radio-navigation services.

    Planning Chart Australia (PCA) – $8.00

    The Planning Chart Australia contains the meteorological Area Forecast boundaries and locations, communication coverage outside controlled air space and WAC coverage.

    World Aeronautical Charts (WAC) – $12.00 each

    These Australian charts are part of the ICAO 1:1,000,000 international series and are designed for pre-flight planning as well as enroute navigation. They show aerodrome locations and topographical information.

    If you are attending a Full Time Ground School course, all of these items can be purchased from our pilot supply shop on the first day of your course, so you do not need to worry about obtaining them before you arrive.

    * These items are included in our Distance Learning Course fee, so there is no need to purchase them separately if you are studying on your own.