1144. Certificate of release to service issued by pilot owner.

In accordance with any guidance issued by the Civil Aviation Authority ('CAA')1 a pilot owner of a private aircraft2 which has a certificate of airworthiness which has a maximum total mass authorised of not more than 2,730kg:

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    (1)     may carry out simple visual inspections or operations to check for general condition and obvious damage and normal operation of the airframe, engines, systems and components of the aircraft