Babcock Operational Rules and Regs

  1. What are the requirements when calculating LSALT for routes operating under RNP 2?
    Add 1360ft (no towers) or 1000ft (to towers >360ft) 5nm either side of track
  2. When can you fly night VFR below LSALT?
    • - Taking off in vicinity of departure aerodrome
    • - When destination aerodrome in sight and descent made within 3nm
    • - Being vectored
    • - With 'night sun' per dispensation
    • - NVGs (min 2 crew on goggles per AIP ENR 1.1 4.9.2 Note)
  3. If on goggles, what must you advise ATC of when below LSALT?
    "Request 'not above' ____ NVG"
  4. Class C/E VMC?
    • Vis: 5km
    • Cld: 1500m hor / 1000ft vert
  5. Class D VMC?
    • Vis: 5km
    • Cld: 600m hor / 1000ft vert above or 500ft vert below
  6. Class G VMC?
    • < 10000ft:
    • Vis: 5km
    • Cld: 1500m hor / 1000ft vert

    • At or below 3000ft AMSL or 1000ft AGL, whichever highest:
    • Vis: 5km
    • Clear cloud and in sight of ground/water
  7. Special VFR?
    For entering/leaving CTR

    • Clear of cloud
    • >800 m vis
    • At speed to see and avoid obs
    • IAW CAR 157 above ground (500ft)
  8. Min operating altitude when conducting law enforcement operations?
    • Day:
    • 1000 ft over city >30 kias
    • 700 ft if needed
    • 700 ft everywhere else
    • 500 ft if needed
    • Night:
    • 1000 ft >30 kias
    • 700 ft if needed IF you have serviceable 'night sun'

    • EMS/SAR
    • Day:
    • 300 ft over land
    • 200 ft over water
  9. What do you need to operate below LSALT at night?
    Night sun per permit
  10. What is the minimum external lighting and can it be reduced at all?
    Anti cols on but can be reduced to nothing if operationally required
  11. What are the helo alternate minima requirements?
    • By day and night,
    • no cloud >SCT below 1500ft AGL
    • Vis >8km

    • If hello VMC is allowed at destination
    • no cloud >SCT below 1000ft AGL
    • Vis >3km
  12. According to CAO 20.11, what are the requirements for carrying life jackets for both SE and ME aircraft?
    • SE: when outside auto distance to land
    • ME: When >50nm from land
  13. According to CAO 20.11, what are the requirements for carrying life rafts for both SE and ME aircraft?
    • SE: If flying > than 30 min cruise or 50nm
    • ME: If flying > than 120 min cruise or 400nm
  14. For pilot with >50hrs NVIS, what is the min NVIS flight currency req?
    3hrs inc 3x takeoffs, ccts and landings in previous 6 mths or NPC in previous 6 mths
  15. For pilot with >50hrs NVIS, how often do you conduct a NVIS proficiency check?
  16. For pilot with >50hrs NVIS, what is the currency req for operations to other than a NVIS standard HLS?
    3x takeoffs, ccts and landings to a HLS basic devoid of cultural lighting in previous 6 mths
  17. For pilot with >50hrs NVIS, what is the currency req for NVIS winch operations?
    Every 6 mths or NPC in previous 6 mths
  18. For pilot with >50hrs NVIS, what is the currency req for Fast Rope/Rappel operations?
    Every 6 mths or NPC in previous 6 mths
  19. Min aircraft equip for NVIS Ops?
    • - Serviceable RADALT that:
    • 1- displays instant impression of absolute ht and
    • 2- displays easily understood rate of change of ht
    • Incorporates:
    • 1- System with audio and visual warning of preselected ht

    • - Serviceable steerable searchlight adjustable in pitch and azimuth
    • - If below 500ft or from NVIS BASIC HLS using IR searchlight, IF there's a NVD failure, the pilot can:
    • 1- revert to white search/landing light or
    • 2- If 2 pilots with dual controls, hand over
  20. Besides min equip for NVIS Ops, what additional NVIS req are there?
    • 1- Aircraft has min equip for NVFR/IFR flt
    • 2- Each crew has NVIS compatible torch
    • 3- Each crew has lip light and may use finger light
  21. What speed vs ht restrictions apply for NVIS Ops?
    • <500 ft reduce speed to 80 kts
    • <200 ft reduce speed to 60 kts
  22. When can you descend below LSALT over water at night?
    • - Req FD inc ALT HOLD which is not to be disengaged until base/finals and in sight of water
    • - No overwater transits below 1000ft AGL (NB need personal reason to be below LSALT anyway)
    • - Descent below 1000ft only when in cct area for landing or in surveillance area
    • - Descent below 500ft only when surface visible/discernable and no descending turns
    • - All altitude changes announced
    • - All tgt altitudes set on RADALT before descent
    • - All altitudes below 500 ft called
  23. What are your restrictions if conducting single pilot NVIS Ops?
    • - to/from ONLY HLS ANVIS Standard
    • - Not below 1000ft except takeoff and landing
    • - further descent to 700 ft is allowed if night sun/TRAKKA operational
  24. What are NO-GO faults for goggles?
    • 1- Shading
    • 2- Edge glow
    • 3- Bright spots
    • 4- Flickering, flashing or intermittent ops
  25. What are acceptable faults for goggles?
    • 1- Fixed pattern
    • 2- Black spots
  26. What risk mitigators must be observed when using NVIS ops with reduced planning minima?
    • 1- Serviceable night sun/TRAKKA
    • 2- Maps accessible
    • 3- Pilot familiar with area and full time pilot at base
    • 4- Pilot is CAPT and approved to use reduced minima
    • 5- Spare goggles in reach
    • 6- Have instrument rating
    • 7- If transiting below LSALT IAW reduced minima then 2nd NVIS qualled pax up front
    • 8- Normal alt requirements
    • 9- Recover plan briefed
    • 10- Complete NVIS hazard risk where possible
  27. What are the Reduced Flight Planning Minima?
    • - IFR equipped aircraft is 1000 ft cloud base within 2nm of track
    • - VFR equipped aircraft is 2000 ft cloud bar within 2nm
  28. Define HLS-NVIS Standard?
    • - Conforms to CAAP 92-2
    • - Unlit
    • - No windsock
  29. Define HLS-NVIS Basic?
    • - Doesn't conform to CAAP 92-2
    • - Unlit
    • - Unprepared
  30. How long is a duty day and can you work longer if required?
  31. How much sleep is required in a 24/48hr period IAW the FRMS Manual?
    • 5 in 24 hrs
    • 12 in 48 hrs
  32. What equip is req'd to conduct winching over land at night?
    • 2x white lights controllable by Aircrewman illuminating winch area and cable, 2nd light may be torch; and
    • 2x independent white lights controllable by pilot without moving hands from controls
    • Winch down light illuminated
    • Cyalume attached to hook
    • 2 way intercom
  33. What must you have to conduct winch over water by night?
    • Aircraft attitude must be referenced against external object AND
    • Lights and intercom per over land winch
  34. What height restriction for live winch training?
  35. What do you do when you hear isolate isolate isolate?
    Pilot cuts power to winch
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Babcock Operational Rules and Regs
Babcock Operational Rules and Regs