Part 61 prescribes rules relating to the requirements for the issue and holding of pilot licences and ratings, and student pilots. This includes the conditions, privileges, and limitations associated with those licences and ratings, and student pilots.
As part of the latest amendment to the Part 61 rules (Pilot Licences and Ratings) which took effect on 5 April 2021, an editorial change was made to standardise the way periods of time were referred to. For example, the term "three months" was to be replaced with "90 days".
Unfortunately, an error was made as these changes were drafted, which resulted in three Part 61 rules having the term "3 months" replaced with "60 days". The main effect of this error was the reduction of the time period for maintaining IFR currency from 3 months to 60 days.
Please review our clarification on IFR currency requirements for a detailed description of the error and our guidance recommending participants follow the affected rules as they previously stood.
Download the PDF version of the rule consolidation [PDF 673 KB], or browse the content below.
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 www.legislation.govt.nz(external link).
|Amendment||Effective date||NPRM||Summary of submissions|
|Amendment 17 [PDF 373 KB]||05 Apr 2021||NPRM [PDF 632 KB]||Summary [PDF 461 KB]|
|Amendment 16 [PDF 238 KB]||01 Dec 2020||NPRM [PDF 482 KB]||Summary [PDF 37 KB]|
|Amendment 15 [PDF 187 KB]||01 Sep 2020||NPRM [PDF 263 KB]||Summary [PDF 89 KB]|
|Amendment 14 [PDF 90 KB]||27 Aug 2018||NPRM [PDF 379 KB]||Summary [PDF 145 KB]|
|Amendment 13 [PDF 164 KB]||30 Oct 2017||NPRM [PDF 379 KB]||Summary [PDF 145 KB]|
|Amendment 12 [PDF 90 KB]||10 Mar 2017||NPRM [PDF 539 KB]||Summary [PDF 55 KB]|
|Amendment 11 [PDF 410 KB]
(reissue) [PDF 410 KB]
|15 Apr 2016||NPRM [PDF 649 KB]||Summary [PDF 115 KB]|
|Amendment 10 [PDF 71 KB]|
|Amendment 9 [PDF 186 KB]|
|Amendment 8 [PDF 90 KB]|
|Amendment 7 [PDF 532 KB]
(reissue) [PDF 532 KB]
|Amendment 6 [PDF 16 KB]|
|Amendment 5 [PDF 178 KB]|
|Amendment 4 [PDF 44 KB]|
|Amendment 3 [PDF 2.6 MB]|
|Amendment 2 [PDF 102 KB]|
|Amendment 1 [PDF 188 KB]|
|Original issue [PDF 3.1 MB]|