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Elements and Performance Criteria

  1. Prepare for aerobatic manoeuvres
  2. Perform looping manoeuvre
  3. Perform rolling manoeuvre
  4. Perform advanced aerobatic manoeuvre

Required Skills


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

Required knowledge

Relevant sections of Civil Aviation Safety Regulations and Civil Aviation Orders

In Defence context relevant Defence Orders and Instructions

Relevant OHampS and environmental protection procedures and regulations

Aerodynamic principles for performance of aerobatic manoeuvres

Techniques for entry to and control of aerobatic manoeuvres

Physiological effects applicable to max performance flight

Aircraft limitations for the aircraft flown including environmental factors

Safe manoeuvre entry and recovery heights

Premanoeuvre check procedures

Regulatory requirements applicable to the performance of aerobatic manoeuvres

Required skills

Apply unusual attitudes fully developed and incipient spin and spiral dive recover techniques

Operate the aircraft within its limitations achieving optimum performance

Manoeuvre aircraft on the buffet

Conduct maximum rate turning

Compensate for the secondary effects of controls

Identify symptoms of loss of control

Select and correctly use relevant equipment in performance of aerobatic manoeuvres

Use instruments to monitor aircraft performance

Recognise approaching max performance limitations of the aircraft

Manage aircraft energy to achieve safe manoeuvre entry and recovery heights

Communicate effectively with others when performing aerobatic manoeuvres

Read interpret and follow instructions regulations procedures and other information relevant to performing aerobatic manoeuvres in an aircraft

Complete documentation related to performing aerobatic manoeuvres

Operate electronic communication equipment to required protocol

Work collaboratively with others when performing aerobatic manoeuvres

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

Promptly report andor rectify any identified problems that may occur when performing aerobatic manoeuvres in accordance with regulatory requirements and workplace procedures

Implement contingency plans for unexpected events that may arise when performing aerobatic manoeuvres

Apply precautions and required action to minimise control or eliminate hazards that may exist during the performance of aerobatic manoeuvres

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 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 clothing and equipment conforming to industry and OHampS standards

Implement OHampS procedures and relevant regulations

Evidence Required

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

following relevant legislation and workplace procedures

selecting operating area within suitable airspace that allows for the completion of all aerobatic manoeuvres above the authorised minimum altitude

performing premanoeuvre checks and configuration of aircraft for aerobatic manoeuvres

maintaining lookout using appropriate systematic scan technique

achieving entry airspeed for completion of all aerobatic manoeuvres

observing safe entry and recovery heights for all aerobatic manoeuvres

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 andor other simulated practical and knowledge assessment andor

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 writtenoral tests

Practical assessment must occur

through activities in an appropriately simulated environment at the registered training organisation andor

in an appropriate range of situations in the workplace

Range Statement

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 (VFR)

Performance may be demonstrated in:

single engine aircraft

multi engine aircraft

variable air traffic conditions

variable flight situations

abnormal situations

classes of airspace as designated by the Civil Aviation Safety Authority

Aircraft may include:

fixed wing


other commercial or military aircraft

Crew may include:

single pilot

multi crew

Instruments may include:

fitted flight instruments

heads up display

Limitations may be imposed by:

local noise abatement requirements and curfews

airspace endorsements

Rolling manoeuvre may include:

barrel rolls

aileron roll

slow rolls

Advance aerobatic manoeuvres may include:


incipient spin

porteous loop


cuban eight

roll off the top

split S

vertical eight

lazy eight

derry turn

stall turn

slow loop

flick (snap) rolls

hesitation roll

Dependent on the type of organisation concerned and the local terminology used, workplace procedures may be referred to as:

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

in Defence context, relevant Defence Orders and Instructions

Flight Manual/Pilot's Operating Handbook (POH)

Manual of Standards - Pilot Licensing (MOS-PL)

Aeronautical Information Publication (AIP)

En Route Supplement Australia (ERSA)

relevant sections of the Civil Aviation Advisory Publications (CAAP)


operations manuals

approved checklists

workplace procedures and instructions and job specification

induction and training materials

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

relevant Bureau of Meteorology, International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) and/or World Meteorology Organization (WMO) publications

Applicable regulations and legislation may include:

relevant Civil Aviation Safety Regulations and Civil Aviation Orders

in Defence 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 requirements of the Civil Aviation Safety Authority (CASA) such as:

Day VFR syllabus

Manual of Standards

Relevant defence documentation such as:

Defence Orders and Instructions

Approved curricula and training documentation