Section Z
Flight Radio Telephone Operator’s (Restricted) Licence

1. Requirements for issue of licence— An applicant for a Flight Radio Telephone Operator’s (Restricted) Licence shall satisfy the following requirements—

                        (a) Age— He shall be not less than sixteen years of age on the date of application.

                        (b) Educational Qualifications— He shall have passed class ten or its equivalent examination from a recognised Board.

                        (c) Medical Fitness— He shall produce on a prescribed proforma an assessment of medical fitness from an approved medical practitioner in accordance with Rule 39B. The period of validity of the medical assessment shall be as prescribed in Rule 39C.

                        (d) Knowledge— He shall pass a written examination and practical test in accordance with the syllabus as prescribed by Director-General.

                     (e) Experience.— He shall be the holder of a Student Pilot’s Licence (Aeroplanes, Helicopters, Gliders, Microlights, Light Sport Aircraft or Balloons) or a Private Pilot’s Licence (Aeroplanes or Helicopters) or a Pilot’s Licence (Microlight, Light Sport Aircraft, Gliders or Balloons).

                        (f) Skill— He may, if so necessary, be subjected to a flight check to show his competency in operation of Flight Radio Telephone apparatus on board an aircraft.


 2. Validity — The licence shall be valid for a period as specified in Rule 39C.


3. Renewal— A licence will be renewed on production of satisfactory evidence of—


(a) having undergone a medical examination in accordance with para 1(c).


(b) having satisfactorily completed not less than five hours of solo flight time on an aircraft fitted with radio telephone apparatus for two-way communication during which he had operated the radio telephone apparatus.


4. Privileges— Subject to the endorsement in the licence, the privileges of a holder of a Flight Radio Telephone Operator’s (Restricted) Licence shall be to operate radio telephone apparatus on board an aircraft for two-way communications on VHF.


[Amended by G.S.R. No. 1171(E) dated 19-09-2017]