Conduct stores dropping operations

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Elements and Performance Criteria



1. Configure aircraft

1.1 Stores are prepared prior to loading on aircraft.

1.2 Search briefing is obtained from relevant Search and Rescue authority.

1.3 Aircraft is configured for drop operations in accordance with the applicable flight manual.

1.4 Protective surfaces are installed and protective tape applied.

1.5 Stores are checked and secured.

1.6 Principles of internal loading of cargo are complied with when loading the aircraft.

2. Locate target

2.1 Distance estimation methods are employed to identify target position.

2.2 Initial target marking smoke is prepared and dispatched to mark target area.

2.3 Visual sighting of target is maintained during stores dropping.

3. Dispatch stores

3.1 Reference markers are dispatched under the pilot's directions.

3.2 Stores are dispatched under the pilot's directions.

3.3 Visual sighting of target is maintained during stores dropping.

4. Reconfigure aircraft

4.1 Equipment is removed and checked for serviceability.

4.2 Items of stores used are annotated on the incident form.

Qualifications and Skillsets

PUAAMS003B appears in the following qualifications:

  • PUA50904 - Diploma of Public Safety (Search and Rescue - Coordination)
  • PUA30410 - Certificate III in Public Safety (SES Rescue)