Sunday, February 24th, 2019
In 2018 CASA introduced the AROC which is described at the following site and link:
Information sheet: Aeronautical Radio Operator Certificate (AROC) information sheet.
For those of us holding the old Flight Radiotelephone Operator’s Licence (FROL) there is a transition period wherein the old licence can be converted to the new certificate. To quote the CASA notice:
What if I already hold an authorisation?
Old aeronautical radio operator certificates and flight radiotelephone operator licences issued under the Civil Aviation Regulations cannot be used from 1 September 2018.
However, the transition provisions allow holders of these authorisations to convert to an equivalent Part 64 authorisation up until 31 August 2025.
Please note, from 1 September 2018, CASA will charge of fee of $25 to reissue a Part 64 authorisation.
Our book, ‘Flight Radio for Pilots – VFR Operations’, will be revised accordingly.