Published date: 14 June 2023


This Advisory Circular (AC) describes an acceptable means of compliance to meet the certification requirements under Civil Aviation Rule Part 115 Adventure Aviation Certification and Operations.

Related rules

This AC relates specifically to Civil Aviation Rule Part 115. It also refers to requirements in the operating rules of Parts 12, 19, 43, 61, 91, 100, 105 and 141. It also refers to Part 1, which provides definitions and abbreviations used in the Civil Aviation Rules.

Change notice

Revision 4:

  • moves general information on fatigue risk management to a new appendix, Appendix VI
  • updates guidance on 115.15, Maximum period, 115.5, Personnel competency requirements, 115.215, Manipulation of controls
  • updates guidance to reflect the transition from a Quality Management System (QMS) to a system of safety management (Safety Management System or SMS) focus, as reflected in rule 115.77
  • adds guidance on 115.229, Carriage of dangerous goods
  • deletes obsolete sections, notably Subpart CA – Transitional Provisions
  • deletes Appendix I, Qualifications and Competencies of Senior Persons, as this information duplicates Part 115, Appendix A
  • changes numbering of appendices to remove confusion with appendices in Part 115
  • standardises the format and style to align with current ACs, and
  • adds a Version History.