CASA has proposed a new manual of standards (MOS) for the Limited category that will create new freedoms of use for warbirds, but force operators to join an administering organisation.
The new MOS will cover CASR Part 132 and is in response to Aviation Safety Regulation Review (ASRR) recommendation 30 for CASA to introduce three tiers of regulation: the Civil Aviation Act, regulations and standards.
"The proposed manual of standards for limited category operations will provide a greater freedom of use for warbirds and historic aircraft, with cost sharing flights and air racing to be authorised," CASA Director of Aviation Mark Skidmore said in his March CASA Briefing Newsletter.
"The requirement for limited category aircraft to be operated under the manuals and procedures of an approved self-administering aviation organisation will be strengthened. This means warbirds currently operating on experimental certificates will transition to a limited category certificate."
Australia currently has around 100 warbirds that operate under the Experimental category. These aircraft would have to be changed to Limited and the owners would need to join an approved self-administering aviation organisation (ASAAO), such as the Australian Warbirds Association Limited (AWAL).
CASA says it has already consulted with AWAL and is now asking for public feedback for the proposed new MOS.
Further information on the MOS and submissions is on the CASA website.