Operate helicopter at low level

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Assessment Tool
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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
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Wiki Markup
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Evidence Guide
create an evidence guide for workplace assessment and RPL applicants
Competency Mapping Template
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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 AVIY4019B, 'Operate helicopter at low level'.
Google Links
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Elements and Performance Criteria



1Plan low level operations

1.1 The requirement to operate at low level is identified and justified in accordance with workplace procedures and regulatory requirements

1.2 The risks in the low level operations are analysed and an appropriate decision is made concerning the safe conduct of these operations

1.3 Action plans for the operation are formulated to ensure the safe and effective operation of the helicopter at low level

1.4 Unplanned manoeuvres are avoided

1.5 Compliance is maintained with air traffic control instructions, regulatory and reporting requirements

2Manoeuvre helicopter at low level

2.1 Low level flight manoeuvres are performed safely using pre-planned manoeuvres at planned altitudes

2.2 Effects of wind velocity, false horizons, rising ground and mountainous terrain are managed, and control of the helicopter is correctly maintained

2.3 Pilot's visual attention is focused outside the cockpit

2.4 Lookout is maintained using a systematic scan technique at a rate determined by traffic density, visibility and/or terrain

2.5 Natural horizon is used as primary attitude reference

2.6 Nose of aircraft is cleared to ensure forward visibility when appropriate

2.7 Situation awareness is maintained at all times during the low level manoeuvres

2.8 Helicopter is safely manoeuvred adjacent to power lines and wires

2.9 All obstacles are identified and are appropriately and safely avoided

2.10 Personnel, animals, vehicles and buildings are identified and are appropriately and safely avoided

2.11 Height is maintained by visual reference to the earth's surface when below 500 AGL

2.12 Weather conditions are monitored and appropriate responses are made

2.13 Fuel status is monitored and appropriate responses are made

2.14 Local and published noise abatement requirements and curfews are observed

3Perform quick stop manoeuvre

3.1 Deceleration of the helicopter from forward flight is initiated while either into wind or down wind to terminate to the hover into wind at a nominated hover point

3.2 Deceleration manoeuvre is conducted within the time and distance limitations specified whilst maintaining a constant height above the surface

3.3 Wind velocity is estimated and is appropriately taken into account in manoeuvres

3.4 Helicopter inertia is anticipated and appropriate allowance is made in manoeuvres

3.5 Situation awareness is maintained at all times during a quick stop manoeuvre

3.6 Obstructions are identified and are appropriately and safely avoided

4Execute reversal turn

4.1 Adverse conditions requiring reversal turn are recognised and manoeuvre is commenced without delay

4.2 Helicopter is turned steeply through 180o manoeuvring in the horizontal and vertical planes, without exceeding 30o pitch

4.3 Straight and level flight is resumed at entry height

5Execute forced landing from below 200 feet AGL

5.1 Emergency situations requiring a forced landing are identified

5.2 Immediate actions are performed in accordance with Flight Manual/POH

5.3 A landing area within autorotative distance is selected and an appropriate action plan is formulated

5.4 Emergency procedures are performed in accordance with Flight Manual/POH and the established action plan

5.5 Air Traffic Service and other traffic are advised of intentions during the emergency

5.6 Helicopter is landed in accordance with the Flight Manual/POH and the established action plan

Qualifications and Skillsets

AVIY4019B appears in the following qualifications:

  • AVI40208 - Certificate IV in Aviation (Commercial Pilot Helicopter Licence)