Conduct external load-lift operations

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Elements and Performance Criteria



1Prepare for load-lifting operations

1.1 External load characteristics and dimensions are determined and calculated

1.2 Aircraft safety hazards are identified using established procedures

1.3 Aircraft power availability is calculated

1.4 Wind speed and direction are determined

1.5 Approach and overshoot paths are determined

1.6 Load-lifting location and surrounds are checked for suitability

1.7 Helicopter cargo hook system is prepared and checked for correct operation

1.8 Aerial delivery equipment is prepared and checked as required in accordance with equipment manuals and publications

1.9 External load-lifting plan is developed and communicated to other crewmembers

2Perform load-lifting operations

2.1 Helicopter is directed to external load-lifting point

2.2 Pre-take-off lifting checks are conducted in accordance with organisational policy and procedures

2.3 Commentary on the progress of the external load-lifting operation is maintained in accordance with established communication procedures

2.4 External load is attached in accordance with organisational policy and procedures

2.5 External load is monitored during flight for instability, and flight profile is adjusted as required for optimum safety of flight

2.6 External load is released in accordance with organisational policy and procedures and aircraft manuals

3Conclude load-lifting operations

3.1 Aerial delivery equipment is recovered as required

3.2 Cargo hook equipment and control systems are secured and checked in accordance with manufacturers specifications and organisational policy and procedures

4Respond to load-lifting emergencies and abnormal situations

4.1 External load-lifting emergencies are identified, communicated and diagnosed as per established procedures

4.2 Emergency and/or remedial actions are undertaken in accordance with aircraft flight manuals and organisational policy and procedures

Qualifications and Skillsets

AVIY4051A appears in the following qualifications:

  • AVI40610 - Certificate IV in Aviation (Aircrewman)
  • AVI30510 - Certificate III in Aviation (Rescue Crewman)