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 Talon Helicopters Ltd., 4380 Agar Drive, Richmond, BC, V7B 1A3 to operate an aircraft over a built-up area at distances less than those specified in paragraph 602.14(2)(a).

Paragraph 702.22(2)(a) states that for the purpose of subsection 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 allow Talon Helicopters Ltd., 4380 Agar Drive, Richmond, BC, V7B 1A3 to conduct aerial operations at altitudes of less than 1000 feet above and less than 500 feet horizontal distance from the highest obstacle the purpose of aerial photography for the Television Series "Traffic".


This authorization applies to Talon Helicopters Ltd., 4380 Agar Drive, Richmond, BC, V7B 1A3 when operating for the purpose of Aerial Photography at Belcarra Regional Park, BC.


This authorization is subject to the following conditions:

  1. The operation will take place on Monday, December 9, 2002; alternatively on Tuesday, December 10, 2002, between the hours of 09:00 and 16:30 local time, depending on suitable weather conditions.
  2. Operations will be conducted within the specified hours, under Day/VFR conditions, using a AS350B-2 type helicopter.
  3. The routes and site of the operation shall be as depicted on the map submitted and held on file with Commercial and Business Aviation, Pacific Region; being Belcarra Regional Park and Tum-Tumay-Whueton Drive, BC.
  4. The local police authorities and municipalities concerned shall be informed of and acknowledge the operation.
  5. 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.
  6. There shall be no person(s) underneath the flight path of the helicopter at any time.
  7. When over water beyond gliding distance from shore, all provisions of Operations Specification No. 45, Aerial Work are complied with.
  8. The transit route to and from the Aerial Work site shall be flown in accordance with Canadian Aviation Regulation 602.14, Minimum Altitude and Distances.
  9. All personnel involved are briefed on the operation, safety precautions and emergency procedures before flight operations commence.
  10. Persons carried on board the helicopter shall be limited to essential crew only.
  11. Radio communications shall be established between the helicopter and Ground Safety Coordinator.
  12. A copy of this authority shall be carried on board the aircraft while operating in Canada.
  13. Tum-Tumay-Whueton Drive, shall be closed to and shall be clear of all vehicular and pedestrian traffic when operations are in progress.
  14. A co-ordinated plan for each complete operation is developed.


The authorization is in effect until the earliest of the following:

  1. 16:30 hours local time, British Columbia, on Tuesday, December 10, 2002;
  2. the date on which any of the conditions set out in this authorization is breached; or
  3. 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, BC, this 6th day of December, 2002, on behalf of the Minister of Transport.

Original Signed By:

Henk van Erkelens
Superintendent Rotorcraft
Commercial and Business Aviation for Minister of Transport
Pacific Region

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