Flight Test Exercises - Ex. 25 - Confined Areas
To determine the candidate's ability to carry out safe and efficient confined area operations.
The candidate will demonstrate a reconnaissance, an approach to a hover within a confined area, manoeuvering, landing, take-off, departure, and a rejected departure. The rejected departure may be demonstrated outside the confined area, at the examiner's discretion, depending on conditions.
Assessment will be based on the candidate's ability to:
- for the reconnaissance:
- carry out the reconnaissance, at a safe altitude and airspeed, in a manner that allows a thorough inspection of the proposed landing area and its surroundings;
- assess the wind velocity;
- establish that there is sufficient power for the intended operation; and
- selecting a suitable direction of approach, considering terrain, wind and weather conditions.
B. demonstrate a safe approach to a hover within a confined area by controlling forward speed and rate of descent so as to avoid abrupt changes of attitude and/or power.
C. demonstrate, when manoeuvering:
- correct technique; and
- smooth and accurate use of controls.
D. carry out a safe and efficient departure by:
- completing a meaningful hover check; and
- making appropriate use of terrain, wind, weather conditions, and aircraft performance.
E. demonstrate a rejected departure:
- carry out safe procedures without exceeding manufacturer's limitations; and
- return the helicopter to a hover or landing as appropriate.
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