Part 133 lays out the rules in addition to, and exceptions from, the Part 91 general operating and flight rules, for people performing a helicopter external load operation.

It doesn’t apply to operations involving the suspension of a person beneath a helicopter, or the towing of a person by a helicopter, for sporting or recreational purposes.

Consolidations of the Civil Aviation Rules are for reference – they are not the official versions of the rules – to view those, see “history of amendments”.

The history of amendments below, when expanded, shows copies of the original issue, amendments, and re-issues of this Part. Other legislative changes shown are for reference – to view the full version of the relevant amendment Act, see link).

Amendment Effective date
Amendment 3 [PDF 78 KB] 25 Oct 2007
Amendment 2 [PDF 218 KB] 24 Aug 2007
Amendment 1 [PDF 107 KB] 22 Jun 2006
Original issue [PDF 442 KB] 01 Apr 1997