Assessor Resource

AVIY3071A
Manage remote pilot aircraft systems (RPAS) in abnormal flight conditions

Assessment tool

Version 1.0
Issue Date: October 2018


Work must be carried out in compliance with the relevant licence and aircraft rating requirements of the Civil Aviation Safety Authority (CASA) and/or ADF; airspace control requirements and Day Visual Flight Rules (Day VFR); and aircraft control principles, regulations, safety codes, protocols and procedures relevant to managing abnormal aircraft flight situations.

Operations are conducted as part of commercial and military aircraft activities across a variety of operational contexts within the Australian aviation industry.

Use for ADF Aviation is to be in accordance with relevant Defence Orders and Instructions and applicable CASA compliance.

Work is performed under limited supervision.

Note:

Where an abnormal situation might potentially cause damage to the aircraft and/or be harmful to personnel, evidence for assessment purposes should be obtained from other than observation of performance in an actual abnormal operational situation (e.g. through using an appropriate simulator and/or structured questioning, or termination of a simulated forced landing at a point where the assessment of an outcome can be made).

This unit involves the skills and knowledge required to accurately assess an abnormal situation and perform immediate actions, configure the remote pilot aircraft (RPA), select an emergency landing area and land with no injury to personnel or damage to the aircraft or property. Abnormal situations may include engine failure at launch or during flight; a stall; an incipient or full spin; a forced landing; or other abnormal operational situations involving equipment, instruments, control, airframe, fire or other emergencies. Licensing, legislative, regulatory or certification requirements are applicable to this unit.

You may want to include more information here about the target group and the purpose of the assessments (eg formative, summative, recognition)

Prerequisites

Not applicable.


Employability Skills

This unit contains employability skills.




Evidence Required

List the assessment methods to be used and the context and resources required for assessment. Copy and paste the relevant sections from the evidence guide below and then re-write these in plain English.

The Evidence Guide provides advice on assessment and must be read in conjunction with the performance criteria, required knowledge and skills, the range statement and the assessment guidelines for this Training Package.

Critical aspects for assessment and evidence required to demonstrate competency in this unit

The evidence required to demonstrate competency in this unit must be relevant to and satisfy all of the requirements of the elements and performance criteria of this unit and include demonstration of applying:

the underpinning knowledge and skills

relevant legislation and workplace procedures

other relevant aspects of the range statement

Context of and specific resources for assessment

Performance is demonstrated consistently over a period of time and in a suitable range of contexts

Resources for assessment include:

a range of relevant exercises, case studies and/or other simulated practical and knowledge assessment, and/or

access to an appropriate range of relevant operational situations in the workplace

In both real and simulated environments, access is required to:

relevant and appropriate materials and equipment, and

applicable documentation including workplace procedures, regulations, codes of practice and operation manuals

Method of assessment

Assessment of this unit must be undertaken by a registered training organisation

As a minimum, assessment of knowledge must be conducted through appropriate written/oral tests

Practical assessment must occur:

through activities in an appropriately simulated environment at the registered training organisation, and/or

in an appropriate range of situations in the workplace


Submission Requirements

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Assessment Tasks

Copy and paste from the following data to produce each assessment task. Write these in plain English and spell out how, when and where the task is to be carried out, under what conditions, and what resources are needed. Include guidelines about how well the candidate has to perform a task for it to be judged satisfactory.

This describes the essential knowledge and skills and their level required for this unit.

Required knowledge:

Relevant sections of Civil Aviation Regulations and Orders pertaining to abnormal flight situations

In Defence context, relevant Defence Orders and Instructions

Relevant OH&S and environmental procedures and regulations

Principles of aerodynamics

Functions and effects of all aircraft controls

Controllability checks and external inspection procedures

Engine failure emergency procedures

Explain the effects of a partial engine failure on aircraft performance with respect to straight and level flight and turning while maintaining level flight

Describe the hazards associated with turning an aircraft at slow speed using large angles of bank while maintaining level flight following a partial engine failure after take-off

Explain what factors should be considered when deciding whether to land immediately or proceed to a more suitable landing area after a partial engine failure

Practical action plans for use in the event of an engine failure after take-off

A plan of action to be used in the event of an engine failure in flight, other than after take-off

Factors affecting a stall

Symptoms of the approach to the stall and the stall

Causes of stalling

Recovery techniques

The potential dangers of unbalanced flight at slow speed

Actions required to recover from an incipient spin (wing drop at point of stall)

Action required to recover from a stall during a turn

Spin entry and recovery techniques

The difference between a spin and spiral dive

Symmetrical and rolling g limitations

Procedures to be followed to recover from a stall

Procedures to be followed to recover from an incipient spin

Height loss whilst gliding including minimum height to achieve safe turns towards selected landing area

Action planning processes

All applicable checklist items

Emergency radio procedures

Actions to be conducted following a forced landing

Poor visibility configuration

Hazards associated with flying operations at low level

Ditching procedures when specified in the Flight Manual/Pilot's Operating Handbook (POH) or company operations manual

Required skills:

Operate the aircraft within its limitations, achieving optimum performance

Compensate for the secondary effects of controls

Identify symptoms of incipient and developed stalls

Recognise situations which may require a precautionary landing

Perform various functions simultaneously as required

Ensure compliance with relevant emergency procedures and regulatory requirements

Select and use relevant equipment in abnormal aircraft flight situations

Use instruments to monitor aircraft performance

Communicate effectively with others when managing abnormal aircraft flight situations including radio use

Read and interpret instructions, regulations, procedures and other information relevant to managing abnormal aircraft flight situations

Interpret and follow operational instructions and prioritise workload

Complete documentation related to abnormal aircraft flight situations

Operate electronic communication equipment to required protocol

Work collaboratively with others when managing abnormal aircraft flight situations

Adapt appropriately to cultural differences in the workplace, including modes of behaviour and interactions with others

Promptly report and/or rectify any identified problems that may occur when managing abnormal aircraft flight situations in accordance with regulatory requirements and workplace procedures

Implement contingency plans for unexpected events that may arise when managing abnormal aircraft flight situations

Apply precautions and required action to minimise, control or eliminate hazards that may exist during abnormal aircraft flight situations

Monitor and anticipate operational problems and hazards and take appropriate action

Monitor work activities in terms of planned schedule

Modify activities dependent on differing workplace contingencies, situations and environments

Work systematically with required attention to detail without injury to self or others, or damage to goods or equipment

Adapt to differences in equipment and operating environment in accordance with standard operating procedures

Select and use required personal protective equipment conforming to industry and OH&S standards

Implement OH&S procedures and relevant regulations

Identify and correctly use equipment required to manage abnormal aircraft flight situations

The range statement relates to the unit of competency as a whole. It allows for different work environments and situations that may affect performance.

Tasks may be undertaken in:

variable weather conditions in accordance with Day Visual Flight Rules

Performance may be demonstrated in:

single engine aircraft

multi engine aircraft

synthetic training device approved by appropriate authority

variable air traffic conditions

variable flight situations

abnormal situations

Performance may be demonstrated on an aircraft with:

fully functioning dual controls

an electronic intercom system

(if propeller-driven) a constant speed propeller

Aircraft may include:

Remotely Piloted Aircraft (RPA)/Unmanned aircraft

Crew may include:

Remote Pilot

Observer

Instruments may be:

fitted flight instruments

head up displays

Limitations may be imposed by:

local noise abatement requirements and curfews

Classes of airspace must be:

in Class G airspace as designated by the regulator, and may be in:

restricted and danger areas

military control zones

Abnormal conditions may include:

engine failure at take-off

engine failure during flight

stall

incipient spin

forced landing

onboard abnormal operational situations involving equipment, instruments, control, airframe, fire or other on-board emergency

Simulated emergency evacuation environments may include:

in-flight

on land

in water

Runways may include:

sealed

gravel

grass

Dependent on the type of organisation concerned and the local terminology used, workplace procedures may include:

company procedures

enterprise procedures

organisational procedures

established procedures

standard operating procedures

Information/documents may include:

relevant sections of Civil Aviation Safety Regulations and Civil Aviation Orders pertaining to the various abnormal flight situations including Day Visual Flight Rules (Day VFR)

in ADF context, relevant Defence Orders and Instructions

Flight Manual/Pilot's Operating Handbook (POH)

Manual of Standards

Aeronautical Information Publication (AIP)

En Route Supplement Australia (ERSA)

charts

operations manuals

approved checklists

emergency procedures

workplace procedures and instructions and job specification

induction and training materials

conditions of service, legislation and industrial agreements including workplace agreements and awards

Applicable regulations and legislation may include:

relevant Civil Aviation Safety Regulations and Civil Aviation Orders

in ADF context, relevant Defence Orders and Instructions

relevant state/territory OH&S legislation

relevant state/territory environmental protection legislation

relevant Australian Standards

Performance includes tolerances specified in either of:

relevant licence and aircraft rating requirements of the Civil Aviation Safety Authority (CASA) such as:

Manual of Standards

relevant Defence documentation such as:

Defence Orders and Instructions

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Observation Checklist

Tasks to be observed according to workplace/college/TAFE policy and procedures, relevant legislation and Codes of Practice Yes No Comments/feedback
(In simulated conditions) Control of aircraft is maintained 
Immediate actions are performed in accordance with Flight Manual/Pilot's Operating Handbook (POH) 
A landing area within gliding distance is selected, and emergency procedures are performed in accordance with Flight Manual/POH 
Flight profile is flown from which a controlled landing could be achieved 
ATS or other agencies capable of providing assistance are advised of situation and intentions 
(In simulated conditions) Control of aircraft is maintained 
Immediate actions are performed in accordance with Flight Manual/POH 
A landing area within gliding distance is selected and aircraft is manoeuvred to nominated landing area 
Consideration is given to restarting the engine when appropriate 
Flight profile is flown from which a controlled landing could be achieved 
ATS or other agencies capable of providing assistance are advised of situation and intentions 
Stall signs and symptoms are recognised 
Aircraft attitude and power settings are adjusted to resume normal balanced flight on advent of stall in accordance with established aviation practice 
Height loss is consistent with aircraft type 
Incipient spin signs and symptoms are recognised 
Recovery at incipient spin stage (stall with wing drop) is performed and controlled flight is resumed in accordance with established aviation practice 
Recovery at incipient spin stage during a turn is performed and controlled flight is resumed 
Intentions are communicated to other traffic or agencies when appropriate 
Aircraft is configured for inspection flight profile 
Landing area is selected and inspected for approach, landing distance, surface, and obstacle clearance to ensure aircraft could be landed safely 
(In simulated conditions) Control of aircraft is maintained 
Abnormal and emergency situations are identified, and managed in accordance with relevant emergency procedures and regulatory requirements 
Appropriate emergency procedures are followed in accordance with Flight Manual/POH and published procedures while maintaining control of the aircraft 

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