3G05G04 - A live direct winch to a vessel can be conducted where there will be a loss of hover reference to the pilot?
3G05G04 - During vessel winching operations the RCM should be winched to a height of approximately .......... feet above the water.
3G05G04 - Prior to committing to any live vessel / hi-line transfer, crews should complete at least one dummy approach to a stable hover above the designated transfer point to confirm the suitability of the position selected.
3G05G04 - During vessel wincing operations helicopter and vessel crews must ensure that all possible preparation for the transfer is completed while the helicopter is at the Datum.
3G05G04 - During vessel winching operations, what actions are taken at the Datum Position?
Aircraft hovering into the relative wind.
Aircraft maintaining reference and pace with the vessel at a distance of approximately 100 meters.
Communication established with the vessel.
Risk assessment carried out.
Pre-landing checks conducted if required.
Door checks conducted if required.
PSWATP conducted if required.
3G05G04 - During vessel winching operations, some vessels or platforms have dedicated areas where the helicopter can safely hover whilst conducting winching operations. These areas should be easily visible with the words ________________ painted in large characters.
3G05G04 - During vessel winching operations, an empty hook should not be lowered to the deck of a vessel or platform unless a ________ or _________ are ready on deck to receive it?
RCM / other competent persons
3G05G04 - During vessel winching operations, when winching to yachts, the transfer may take place with or without lowering the sails.
3G05G04 - During vessel winching operations, if lowering an empty hook to the deck of the vessel or platform, a _________ shot bag can be used to add weight to the hook where possible.
3G05G04 - During vessel winching to reduce the risk of a winch hook or cable becoming fouled, all guard rails, awnings, stanchions, antennae and other obstructions within the vicinity of the winching area should, as far as possible be either removed, lowered or securely stowed.
3G05G04 - What is the minimum clearance above the highest obstruction on a vessel and the aircraft when conducting vessel winch operations?
3G05G04 - During vessel winching operations, when winching a stretcher off a vessel a swing may result, if the swing is severe the WO is to cease winching in or out and regain control by?
Using swing dampening techniques
3G05G04 - During vessel winching operations, during the upward winch, when the RCM is clear of the vessel deck the aircraft must remain overhead the vessel until the winch in complete?
3G05G04 - During vessel winching operations, some vessels may only be able to provide winching areas which are situated above accommodation. These areas must be cleared of all personnel immediately below the accommodation and fire and rescue personnel should be deployed in a ready state but sheltered from the helicopter operating area.
3G05G04 - During vessel winching operations, floating installations and vessels experience dynamic motions due to wave action which represent a potential hazard. Careful consideration should be given by the crew to the vessels motion prior to any winching operation.
3G05G04 - During vessel winching operations, what actions are taken at the On Station Position?
Maintaining station with the vessel under pilot reference only.
No closer than three rotor diameters to the vessel.
Providing the pilot and WO with the best view of the ship.
Further risk assessment carried out.
Dummy approach conducted.
Determination of best recovery method to be used.
Finalise plan and communicate to vessel.
Winch Operator Checks and Winch Plan if required.
3G05G04 - When conducting vessel winching operations if excessive cable is run out, the WO must winch in carefully until all cable is in sight and safely taut before taking the weight of personnel on the winch.
3G05G04 - During vessel winching operations, if the decision is made to conduct a vessel winch, the WO should begin winching out the RCM whilst the aircraft is at the ................ ................ Position.
3G05G04 - During the pre-departure planning phase, the crew should gather as much information as possible about the vessel. Considerations should be given to the following.
Details of the vessel e.g type, size, hazards.
Whether the vessel is under power or drifting.
Vessel position , speed and heading.
Any photo of the vessel from AMSA or internet.
Contact details of persons onboard e.g Satellite phone, radio.
Weather conditions and sea state.
Winch operating area.
Winch area prepared and ready for arrival.
3G05G04 - During vessel winching, if the RCM falls or is pulled overboard and is still attached to the cable, the WO shall communicate this to the pilot by saying.
3G05G04 - During vessel winching operations to yachts, as a general rule, unless the vessel is de-masted, what is the best technique to accomplish a transfer to the vessel?
3G05G04 - During vessel winching operations prior to conducting the winch, a dummy approach must be conducted to the Transfer Point on the vessel. The transfer point is?
The area on a vessel where the winch transfer will take place.
The pilot can maintain hover reference with the vessel.
There is adequate height clearance to allow for changes in swell.
The RCM can be lowered to the deck with minimal risk of injury or likelihood of cable being fouled.
3G05G04 - During vessel winching operations, when the RCM is in the correct position above the water, what phraseology term does the WO use to indicate to the PIC he is ready to con the aircraft over to the vessel?
"Ready to transfer"
3G05G04 - To prevent a large swing developing, it is important that the pilot makes no attempt to follow the motion of the vessel.
3G05G04 - Only during over water winch operations can the RCM be lowered on the final approach to the target when the aircraft is at a height of less than 50 feet.
3G05G04 - If conditions on-board the vessel are unsuitable for winching, the crew may utilise the following item from the vessel to assist as an alternate winch platform or winch from the water.
3G03G02 - Spins can occur when lifting the RCM/Survivor from the water during water operations. If a spin occurs the WO should?
Lower the RCM/Survivor back into the water to rectify the spin
3G03G02 - In the event of an emergency during water winching operations where the RCM is left in the water. What actions and considerations should be taken by the crew?
Note / fix position of RCM.
Deploy droppable EPIRB.
Contact RCM via VHF radio.
Relay emergency to Air Wing Operations or on call mobile.
Perform recovery if possible.
3G03G02 - While conducting water winching operations the WO needs to ensure that they do not pay out too much slack cable when the RCM enters the water as excess cable may become wrapped around the RCM during this phase of the winch.
3G03G02 - During water winching operations, the WO should ensure that the winch cable fleet angle does not exceed 15 degrees and prevent the cable from coming into contact with the skids or landing gear.
3G03G02 - When conducting water winching operations it may be necessary to position the helicopter at a datum (A datum is an offset hovering position where the pilot and the crew have a clear view of the winching area) rather than conduct a circuit where visual reference with the survivor could be lost by flying a circuit.
3G03G02 - When conducting water winching the WO should con the aircraft to a position where the RCM is placed into the water alongside the survivor.
3G03G02 - Paying out too much cable when the RCM enters the water can cause what?
The cable to become wrapped around the RCM
3G03G02 - Only during overwater operations can the RCM be lowered from the winch when on final approach to the target. This action is designed to minimise time in the hover and expedite the recovery.
3G03G02 - If excessive cable is run out, the WO must winch in carefully until all cable is in sight and safely taut before taking the weight of personnel on the winch.
3G04G03 - During helocasting operations what aircraft profiles should the WO ensure are met prior to saying "Ready to Dispatch"?
Height is 10 - 15 feet above the water and the airspeed is correct which is indicated by the rotor wash approaching the rear of the cabin
3G04G03 - During Helocasting operations, what does the WO say once the aircraft is on final approach and has descended below 50 feet?
Ready to move the crewman to the door
3G04G03 - During helocasting operation what action will the WO give to the RCM to indicate that they are clear to dispatch?
Pat on back
3G04G03 - During helocasting operations, what does the PIC say to confirm that the RCM is clear to release their seatbelt/restraint strap and move to the doorway?
Clear to move to the door
3G04G03 - During Helocasting operations, once the WO has moved the RCM into the dispatch position and said "Ready to dispatch" what will the pilot say to indicate that the RCM is clear to dispatch from the aircraft?
Clear to dispatch
3G04G03 - During helocasting operations, it may be necessary to position the helicopter at a datum rather than conduct a circuit where visual reference with the RCM / survivor could be lost by flying a circuit.