Conduct aerial application operations

Formats and tools

Unit Description
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Assessment Tool
an assessor resource that builds a framework for writing an assessment tool
Assessment Template
generate a spreadsheet for marking this unit in a classroom environment. Put student names in the top row and check them off as they demonstrate competenece for each of the unit's elements and performance criteria.
Assessment Matrix
a slightly different format than the assessment template. A spreadsheet with unit names, elements and performance criteria in separate columns. Put assessment names in column headings to track which performance criteria each one covers. Good for ensuring that you've covered every one of the performance criteria with your assessment instrument (all assessement tools together).
Wiki Markup
mark up the unit in a wiki markup codes, ready to copy and paste into a wiki page. The output will work in most wikis but is designed to work particularly well as a Wikiversity learning project.
Evidence Guide
create an evidence guide for workplace assessment and RPL applicants
Competency Mapping Template
Unit of Competency Mapping – Information for Teachers/Assessors – Information for Learners. A template for developing assessments for a unit, which will help you to create valid, fair and reliable assessments for the unit, ready to give to trainers and students
Observation Checklist
create an observation checklist for workplace assessment and RPL applicants. This is similar to the evidence guide above, but a little shorter and friendlier on your printer. You will also need to create a seperate Assessor Marking Guide for guidelines on gathering evidence and a list of key points for each activity observed using the unit's range statement, required skills and evidence required (see the unit's html page for details)

Self Assessment Survey
A form for students to assess thier current skill levels against each of the unit's performance criteria. Cut and paste into a web document or print and distribute in hard copy.
Moodle Outcomes
Create a csv file of the unit's performance criteria to import into a moodle course as outcomes, ready to associate with each of your assignments. Here's a quick 'how to' for importing these into moodle 2.x
Registered Training Organisations
Trying to find someone to train or assess you? This link lists all the RTOs that are currently registered to deliver AVIY0007, 'Conduct aerial application operations'.
Google Links
links to google searches, with filtering in place to maximise the usefulness of the returned results
Books
Reference books for 'Conduct aerial application operations' on fishpond.com.au. This online store has a huge range of books, pretty reasonable prices, free delivery in Australia *and* they give a small commission to ntisthis.com for every purchase, so go nuts :)


Elements and Performance Criteria

ELEMENTS

PERFORMANCE CRITERIA

Elements describe the essential outcomes.

Performance criteria describe the performance needed to demonstrate achievement of the element.

1

Conduct pre-flight actions

1.1

Own fitness for flight and planned operations is self-assessed

1.2

Operational aircraft type is determined for suitability for type of aerial application operation

1.3

Aircraft and role equipment are checked and assessed for serviceability prior to commencing flight operations

1.4

Required applicable maintenance documentation is compiled and checked for accuracy and completeness

1.5

Role equipment calibration is checked and adjusted as required

1.6

Planned aerial application operations are assessed for potential or actual hazards

1.7

Fuel requirements are determined and established within aerial application management plans

1.8

Logistical considerations are addressed within scope of application management plan including airstrip/aerodrome status, ground support requirements, personal supplies and air traffic service requirements

2

Conduct planning and risk management

2.1

Suitability of current and forecast weather is determined

2.2

Application management plan is developed and used as the basis for aerial application operations

2.3

Potential and actual hazards and operational requirements are identified, risks to aerial application operations are assessed and appropriate risk controls are implemented in accordance with the application management plan

2.4

Treatment area map is correctly interpreted

2.5

Command decision on the safety of the proposed application, including refusing to undertake an application where the risks are considered to be too high is made as required

2.6

Appropriate selection of application pattern and direction of treatment is made, taking into consideration safety, efficiency, hazards and terrain

2.7

Acceptable aircraft performance for aerial application operational conditions is confirmed through performance planning

2.8

Normal and abnormal operational communications and signals are confirmed

3

Perform operational area evaluation

3.1

Aircraft is flown to aerial application operational area using appropriate flight and navigational techniques

3.2

Operational landing areas are assessed for length, condition, approach/landing direction, hazard identification and meteorological conditions

3.3

Issues relating to aircraft weight, performance, dimensions, load and meteorological conditions are identified and managed

3.4

Landing areas suitable for conducting aerial application operations are selected

3.5

Aircraft pre-landing/take off checks are performed in accordance with operational procedures

3.6

Appropriate landing and take-off techniques are conducted during aerial application operations

3.7

Appropriate dumping point for each take-off, including adequate safety buffers, is identified

3.8

Oneway airstrip operations are safely applied, as required

3.9

Safe helicopter operations from a marginal helicopter landing site (HLS) are demonstrated, as required

4

Fly between operational and application areas

4.1

Low-level navigation techniques from an operational area to an application area are used as required

4.2

Most appropriate routes and heights between operational and application areas with considerations to terrain, stock, populated areas, housing and hazards are selected

4.3

Operations at a certified or registered aerodrome are conducted as required

4.4

Aerial application operations are performed in accordance with published regulations requirements

5

Conduct an aerial survey

5.1

Appropriate aerial survey plans are developed for conducting safe aerial application operations

5.2

Operating area boundaries are established and environmentally sensitive areas are identified including areas that are noise sensitive, biologically susceptible, populated and urban, and restricted or dangerous

5.3

Potential emergency or alternate landing areas are identified and/or established for contingency operations

5.4

Environmental hazard factors affecting aerial application operations are considered

5.5

Wind velocity and direction are assessed for effect on operations

5.6

Application management plans are amended or modified based on aerial survey assessment results as required

6

Operate within the vicinity of power lines

6.1

Power lines within and outside the treatment area during an aerial survey are identified

6.2

Power line infrastructure cues are interpreted to aid wire run identification

6.3

Wire heights are accurately assessed to support safe operations in vicinity of power lines, including safe flying parallel to wires

6.4

Other hazards relevant to operations near power lines, such as pole stays, crop height, fences or machinery that may pose a risk are identified and managed

6.5

Safe command decision whether to fly over or under a wire is made

6.6

Aerial application operations over wires, including adequate safety buffers for pull-up and let down and accurate cut-off and on-off application equipment are conducted

6.7

Aerial application operations under wires, including assessment of safe clearance distances are conducted

6.8

Application approaches towards power lines when passage beneath is unachievable, are terminated safely

6.9

Human factors that may affect operations near power lines, particularly distraction, short-term memory limitations and inattention (perceptual) blindness are applied during aerial application operations

7

Apply substances through aerial application

7.1

Substances are applied safely in accordance with the application management plan

7.2

Correct application height relevant to terrain, application type and meteorological conditions is established and maintained

7.3

Appropriate airspeed and flight profile is controlled on entry or re-entry to operational areas

7.4

Aerial application equipment is operated within scope of the application management plan

7.5

Hazard areas are manoeuvred around with adequate safety margins during application operations

7.6

Aircraft smoke dispersal equipment is routinely utilised to establish accurate wind velocity and direction

7.7

Application flow rates, pressure and product quantities are monitored during application operations

7.8

Decisions to suspend or continue safe aerial application operations are taken based on planned or actual operating conditions

7.9

Clean up operations and hazard safety checks are conducted on completion of aerial application

8

Conduct GNSS swath guidance equipment operations

8.1

GNSS familiarity is applied to the appropriate level of operational requirement

8.2

Sound judgement is applied during application treatment area pattern selection

8.3

Correct swath relevant to aircraft, configuration and substance to be applied is selected

8.4

AB line and C point is accurately placed as required

8.5

Aircraft is accurately manoeuvred on correct swath line with reference to light bar and natural features

8.6

Aircraft is operated at maximum permissible weights for aerial application operations in accordance with manufacturer and regulatory requirements

8.7

Aircraft take-off weight is determined within requirements relevant to strip length and operating conditions

8.8

Aircraft is operated safely and effectively at maximum weights during all phases of flight including taxi, take off and climb, approach and landing, application, turns and obstacle avoidance manoeuvres

9

Jettison a load

9.1

Full liquid load is jettisoned during take-off and control of aircraft is maintained

9.2

Full liquid load is jettisoned during flight and aircraft pitch, roll, yaw and speed changes are controlled