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APRIL 2022 - OPERATIONAL REGULATIONS, REGULATORY SCHEDULES AND OTHER DOCUMENT UPDATES

EFFECTIVE 1 APRIL 2022

Download the new 2022 Regulations from the Publications page or here:

These new regulations are binding on all members of the APF and apply to parachuting activities conducted or undertaken under the auspices of the APF. As usual, an Amendments table in each document lists significant changes since the previous issues (01 April 21). All changed text is also highlighted throughout each document by a vertical line in the left-side margin adjacent to changed text.  Here is a summary of key points relevant to your title/group:

All Jumpers

  • OR 3.1.3 - STO/STM signature may be required for applications
  • RS 52 5 - Verification of STO for F certificate
  • All documents - remove reference to Parachute Instructor Manual (PIM)
  • All documents - minor administrative changes

Chief Instructors, Instructors and Coaches

  • OR 2.2 - Increase minimum age for tandem descents
  • OR 14.5.1(a) - Privilege of instructor as per 'sub-endorsement'
  • RS various - update First Aid HLTAID011
  • RS 53 8.1 - Remove nationally accredited coaches course
  • RS 54 4 & 6.1 - Further requirements for the appointment as CI
  • TOM 4.1.6 - Remove ability for CI to approve B-rel  student to participate in up to a 10-way
  • TOM Appendix B - Amend emergency procedures

Tandem Masters

  • OR 14.5.4(c) - a tandem DZSO must hold or have held a tandem endorsement with specific sub-endorsement

  • RS 50 Definitions - Include Tandem Accuracy Approval
  • RS53 7.4 - Remove ability to DZSO without holding or having held a tandem endorsement
  • RS 58 10.2 - Include Tandem Accuracy Approval on distance to hazards table
  • Tandem Endorsement Guide - 7.12 & 8.1 - Amendments regarding releasing tandem reserve toggles

Jump Pilots

  • Jump Pilot Manual - Appendix F - Hot Refuelling Procedures

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