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Wednesday, 8 November 1967

Dr Patterson asked the Minister for Civil Aviation, upon notice:

1.   What are the names of the qualified pilots employed by his Department?

2.   How many hours has each of these pilots flown in Civil Aviation aircraft during the last three years?

Mr Swartz - The answer to the honourable member's questions is as follows:

The names of qualified pilots employed on flying duties by the Department of Civil Aviation and the hours flown by each pilot for the three years ending 30th September 1967, are as follows:

Twelve of these pilots are employed full time on flying duties. The remainder, comprising administrative and senior administrative operational staff, are required to carry out flying duties on a parttime basis only. The hours flown by officers in the latter category have been limited in some cases due to sickness, or special assignments on nonflying duties. Ten of these officers have carried out additional flying . on pilot examining duties as supernumerary- crew -members occupying the extra crew seat on airline aircraft. The additional time flow on these commitments averages a total of 980 hours per year.

There arc many other Departmental officers who hold pilot licences but are not required to possess these qualifications for the work on which they are employed.

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