Pilot a helicopter during external load operations

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Assessment Tool
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Assessment Template
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Assessment Matrix
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Evidence Guide
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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
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Moodle Outcomes
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Registered Training Organisations
Trying to find someone to train or assess you? This link lists all the RTOs that are currently registered to deliver AVIY4058A, 'Pilot a helicopter during external load operations'.
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Elements and Performance Criteria



1Prepare and rig a sling load

1.1 Tasking requirements are identified

1.2 External load is secured, stabilised and rigged in accordance with workplace procedures and Flight Manual/Pilot's Operating Handbook

2Plan external load operations

2.1 External load procedure, equipment and personnel required for task are determined

2.2 Helicopter performance data is interpreted and calculated to ensure suitability of aircraft for external load operations

2.3 Outbound and return flight routes are planned

2.4 Secure and stable load preparations are arranged

2.5 Load lifting equipment strength and suitability are assessed

3Conduct pre-flight briefings for external load operations

3.1 Requirements of the load task are explained and confirmed

3.2 Personnel responsible for inspecting the load lifting equipment for serviceability and security are identified

3.3 Communication and hook-up procedure is explained

3.4 Hook-up person and hook-up procedure is specified

3.5 Departure, transit, approach, termination and load release procedures are explained

3.6 Emergency procedures are explained and confirmed

3.7 Pilot vertical reference (long line) procedure is explained if applicable

3.8 Crew and ground loadmaster are briefed on all aspects of the load lifting task

3.9 Seating is adjusted to ensure full exercise of the flight controls and the ability to scan the instrument panel

3.10 Helicopter performance data is interpreted and calculated to ensure suitability of aircraft for operations

3.11 The removal of doors and the security of internal equipment is arranged as required

4Operate the helicopter during external load operations

4.1 Functional and safety checks on role equipment are performed, and defects are reported

4.2 Fuel and cargo load combinations to achieve task are calculated

4.3 Adequacy of power margin and directional control are determined

4.4 Stable hover over the load during hook-up/delivery procedures is maintained

4.5 External load is lifted and transported to a separate location and placed at a specified position

4.6 Load is monitored and appropriate actions are taken to ensure load security and stability during flight

4.7 Excessive load swing during transit is avoided

5Manage abnormal and emergency situations during external load operations

5.1 Helicopter control is maintained

5.2 Abnormal or emergency situations are identified and managed in accordance with workplace procedures and Flight Manual/Pilot's Operating Handbook

5.3 Load is jettisoned when appropriate

6Conduct post-flight activities for external load operations

6.1 Operating procedures and outcomes of the flight are reviewed and analysed

6.2 Effectiveness, efficiency and performance of equipment is analysed and reported

6.3 Inspection, servicing and stowage of equipment is organised