Manage remote pilot aircraft systems (RPAS) energy source
Issue Date: May 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 aircraft fuel.
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.
This unit involves the skills and knowledge required to manage remote pilot aircraft systems (RPAS) energy source, including determining aircraft fuel requirements and performing the necessary calculations, refuelling the aircraft and ensuring the fuel system is configured and operated for maximum safety and efficiency in the prevailing flight conditions. It also includes calculating requirements, configuring the fuel system and making adjustments to achieve best range and best endurance within prescribed safety parameters. Licensing, legislative, regulatory or certification requirements are applicable to this unit.
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