Appendix 8-E - Proficiency Checking Credits - Rotorcraft

1. Discussion

This Appendix describes the checking credits that may be granted to a rotorcraft simulator pursuant to the CARs.

ColumnI of the table outlines the flight phase or manoeuvre, and ColumnII outlines the minimum standard of simulator required to conduct the ColumnI activity. Checking credits granted to a simulator pursuant to the CARs may be more restrictive than the training credits granted the same device, depending on the configuration and performance of the device. Where neither a simulator nor the aircraft is designated, the flight phase or manoeuvre can be trained and checked in a flight training device. Since the level of training device is not always an adequate indicator of what performance is required for credit for each manoeuvre or flight phase, credit will be determined on a case by case basis. It can be assumed, however, that a Level6 or 7 training device can gain credit for all items not specifically annotated to a full flight simulator or the aircraft.

Flight Engineer proficiency checking credits are not separately identified within this Appendix, as the applicable credits can all be achieved with a LevelA simulator.

2. Proficiency Check Credits - Rotorcraft

Note: A "x" in COLUMNII indicates the minimum standard simulator to conduct the COLUMNI activity. A "x" in the ROTORCRAFT column means that only the operator's rotorcraft can be used.

1. Inflight
a. Taxi and hover manoeuvres in ground effect:          
(1) the taxiing check, including -        
- taxi and hover check procedures, and     x  
- taxiing.     x  
b. Hover manoeuvres:          
(1) lift off from a level surface to a stabilized hover;     x  
(2) hover turns over a predetermined point through 360° in each direction. One of the turns shall be performed around the tail of the rotorcraft;     x  
(3) rearward and sideward hover along predetermined course; and     x  
(4) lift off from sloped surface to a stabilized hover.     x  
c. Departures, approaches and landings:          
(1) transition from hover to forward flight and perform a rejected departure procedure;     x  
(2) transition from hover to forward flight and climb to assigned altitude;     x  
(3) level surface landing;     x  
(4) slope surface landing;     x  
(5) out of wind approach to hover and landing;     x  
(6) autorotation; and     x  
(7) steep approach.     x  
d. Inflight:          
(1) turns to left and right through at least 180° change of direction using a bank angle of not less than 30° while maintaining assigned altitude and airspeed;   x    
(2) simulated engine failure at assigned altitude with subsequent autorotational approach for single engine rotorcraft; and     x  
(3) simulated engine failure and subsequent one engine inoperative approach and landing for multi engine rotorcraft.     x  
e. Instrument:          
(1) instrument departure;        
(2) area departure and area arrival;        
(3) holding;        
(4) instrument approaches to the hover or touchdown -        
- straight in, and     x  
- circling; and     x1  
(5) instrument approaches to run-on landing -        
- straight in, and   x    
- circling; and   x1    
(6) missed approach with engine failure.   x    
f. Emergency and malfunction procedures:          
(1) emergency and malfunction procedures, including -        
- fire in flight,   x    
- smoke control,   x    
- anti torque system malfunction or failure,     x  
- hydraulic and electrical system malfunctions and failures,     x  
- stability augmentation system failures and malfunction,     x  
- gear box failures and malfunctions, and     x  
- failure of navigation or communication equipment; and   x    
(2) any other emergency procedures outlined in the approved aircraft flight manual or aircraft operating manual. x2      
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