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Servicing the NZAAA

NZAAA should be taking initiatives and actions at an industry wide level as part of a considered strategy. This paper identifies the issues the industry currently faces.

 

Controlled Substance Licence

If as a pilot applying VTA you are a bit confused and maybe even a bit frustrated if you find that you have to renew your CSL when it seems only last year you got it then check this - it might clarify a few things...

 

Which Regional Council and which plan

If you want to have a quick check on the status of any selected Regional Council plan you can go to

http://www.mfe.govt.nz/rma/councils/index.html

 

Council plans

If you want to check on the status of the Council plan for your patch - ie whether it is operational or proposed, click here then follow the instructions

 

Wire strike video

Check this out - Helicopter Association International Safety Video: Surviving The Wire Environment

         
 
 

Remote aircraft refuelling sites – do they need a location test certificate?

This from the latest HSNO Newsletter - Consider the following photograph, what, if any, location test certificates would it need?

Temporary fuel store

There are several different opinions as to whether a location test certificate would be needed, The conclusion…. a location test certificate would not be required if:

  • tank wagons are under the direct control of its driver
    (a sensible and pragmatic interpretation of “direct control” should apply),
  • IBC containers are not at the place for more than 18 hours
    (given that the fuel is Jet A-1),
  • plastic fuel containers are not at the place for more than 14 days and
    1. that the containers comply with Packaging Regulations; and
    2. fuel is situated 15 metres from HILU or regular habitation; and
    3. fuel is situated in the open or in a well ventilated building; and
    4. fuel is located so that a spill does not endanger any building, stream, lake or natural water.

If you want to know more - click here

 

 

Health and Safety

As a Pt 137 operator you will at some point have a Health and Safety Systems audit. You can prepare for that by using the Health and Safety manual from th CAA HSE unit. You can download a copy here

 

Report on Pilot Meetings

A report on the series of pilot meetings held around the country is available by clicking here

 

Spray drift?

Spray drift? check out this site http://www.spraydrift.com/

The main goal is to encourage any use of chemicals at the optimum time with respect to weather conditions and avoid drift to off target areas.

 
 
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