Rappel from a helicopter
Issue Date: April 2019
This unit involves the skills and knowledge required to rappel from a helicopter, in compliance with relevant regulatory requirements of the Civil Aviation Safety Authority (CASA) and national operating standards.
It includes applying aircraft safety procedures, preparing for rappelling operations, and emplaning and completing on-board procedures. It also includes rappelling from a hovering helicopter and de-servicing rappelling equipment.
This unit addresses aviation technical skill requirements (physical, mental and task-management abilities) related to equipment and system operations of flight or ground operations personnel, and contributes to safe and effective performance in complex aviation operational environments.
Operations are conducted as part of recreational, commercial and military aircraft activities across a variety of operational contexts within the Australian aviation industry.
Work is performed independently or under limited supervision as a single operator or within a team environment.
Licensing, legislative, regulatory or certification requirements are applicable to this unit.
Use for Defence Aviation is to be in accordance with relevant Defence Orders, Instructions, Publications and Regulations.
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