Pursuant to paragraph 702.22(2)(a) of the Canadian Aviation Regulations and after taking into account that the authorization is in the public interest and is not likely to affect aviation safety, I hereby authorize Blackcomb Helicopters Ltd., Box 1241, Whistler, B.C., and their flight crew member to operate a helicopter over a built-up area at altitudes and distances less than those specified in paragraph 602.14(2)(a).
Paragraph 702.22(2)(a) states that for the purpose of paragraph 602.15(2)(a) a person may operate an aircraft over a built-up area at altitudes and distances less than those specified in paragraph 602.14(2)(a), if the person has an authorization from the Minister or is authorized to do so in an air operator certificate.
The purpose of this authorization is to permit Blackcomb Helicopters Ltd., Box 1241, Whistler, B.C., to operate a helicopter over a built-up area at altitudes and distances less than those specified in paragraph 602.14(2)(a).
This authorization applies only to Blackcomb Helicopters Ltd., Box 1241, Whistler, B.C., when operating for the purpose of aerial photography for the Vancouver Organizing Committee “VANOC” 2010 Olympics, over the University of British Columbia Endowment Lands, B.C., The City of Vancouver, B.C., The City of Richmond, B.C., and the Municipality of Whistler, B.C.
This authorization is subject to the following conditions:
- The operation shall take on Monday, March 26, 2007, alternatively on Tuesday, March 27, 2007, or Wednesday March 28, 2007 between the hours of 07:00 and 19:30 Pacific Daylight Savings Time (PDST), depending on suitable weather conditions.
- Operations shall be conducted within the specified hours, under DAY/VFR conditions, using an AS355 type helicopter.
- The site of the operation shall be the aerial work zones as depicted on the maps submitted and held on file with Commercial and Business Aviation, Pacific Region; being the University of British Columbia Endowment Lands, B.C., The City of Vancouver, B.C., The City of Richmond, B.C., and the Municipality of Whistler, B.C.
- The aircraft shall at all times be flown along a flight path which, in case of an engine failure or other in-flight emergency necessitating an immediate landing, shall ensure a suitable (autorotational) landing site without endangering persons or property on the ground, or on the water.
- The aircraft shall be flown in compliance within the “Height-Velocity” Diagram contained with the approved Aircraft Flight Manual.
- The aircraft shall conduct a power check immediately before commencing the operations, and the engines shall be at, or above, the manufacturers specifications.
- The aircraft indicated airspeed (IAS) shall be more than the safe single-engine speed (Vsse) when no suitable landing area is available.
- The aircraft shall be configured such that safe single engine fly away is assured at all times.
- When exercising the privileges of this Authorization, the minimum height of the aircraft shall never be less than 300 feet above ground level (AGL).
- The transit route to and from the zone as under (c) above shall be flown in accordance with Canadian Aviation Regulation 602.14, Minimum Altitude and Distances.
- All personnel involved shall be briefed on the operation, safety precautions and emergency procedures before flight operations commence.
- Persons carried on board the helicopter shall be limited to essential crew only.
- The local police authorities and municipalities concerned shall be informed of and acknowledge the operation.
- A copy of this authority shall be carried on board the aircraft while operating in Canada.
- The Company shall comply with the Commercial Air Service Standards as required under CAR 702.22(2)(b).
The authorization is in effect until the earliest of the following:
- 19:30 hours PDST, British Columbia, on Wednesday, March 28, 2007
- the date on which any of the conditions set out in this authorization is breached; or
- the date on which this authorization is cancelled, in writing, by the Minister, where he is of the opinion that it is no longer in the public interest, or that it is likely to affect aviation safety.
Dated at Vancouver, B.C., Canada, this 23rd day of March 2007 on behalf of the
Minister of Transport, Infrastructure and Communities
Acting Superintendent, Rotorcraft
Commercial and Business Aviation
for Minister of Transport, Infrastructure and Communities
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