Pursuant to paragraphs 702.22(1)(a) and 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 Helijet International Inc., 5911 Airport Road South, Richmond, B.C., to conduct landings and take-offs in an aircraft within a built-up area of a city or town at a place other than an airport or a military aerodrome, and to operate an aircraft over a built-up area at altitudes and distances less than those specified in paragraph 602.14(2)(a), subject to the following conditions.
Paragraph 702.22(1)(a) states that for the purpose of subsection 602.13(1), a person may conduct a take-off, approach or landing in an aircraft within a built-up area of a city or town at a place other than an airport or a military aerodrome, if the person has an authorization from the Minister or is authorized to do so in an air operator certificate.
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 permit Helijet International Inc., 5911 Airport Road South, Richmond, B.C., to conduct landings and take-offs and to operate a helicopter at altitudes of less than 1000 feet above and less than 500 feet horizontal distance from the highest obstacle within the built-up area of the City of North Vancouver, B.C.
This authorization applies only to Helijet International Inc., 5911 Airport Road South, Richmond, B.C., when operating for the purpose of the feature film production "Underclassman" at the Lynn/Neptune Terminal, City of North Vancouver , B.C.
This authorization is subject to the following conditions:
- The operation shall take place on Thursday, November 6, 2003 and Friday, November 7, 2003, alternatively on Saturday, November 8, 2003 and/or Sunday, November 9,2003 between the hours of 17:00 and 07:00 local time, depending on suitable weather conditions.
- Operations shall be conducted within the specified hours, under VFR conditions, using an AS355 type helicopter.
- The site of the operation shall be as depicted on the map submitted and held on file with Commercial and Business Aviation, Pacific Region; being the staging area on the pier at Lynn Terminal and operations area offshore the Neptune Terminal, City of North Vancouver, B.C.
- The landing and take-off profiles shall be arranged such that in the event of an engine failure, the aircraft can safely land without creating a hazard to persons or property on the ground, or on the water.
- The landing zone shall be clearly marked, secured and access denied to all pedestrians and vehicular traffic.
- 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 operation, and the engines shall be at, or above, the manufacturers specifications.
- The aircraft shall be configured such that safe single engine flyaway is assured at all times.
- Flight operations over a built-up area at altitudes and distances less than those specified in paragraph 602.14(2)(a) shall be confined to directly between the staging area and the offshore operations area as under (c ) above.
- The aircraft shall remain clear of all buildings, structure and/or assemblies of persons at all times.
- 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.
- Radio communications shall be established between the helicopter and Ground Safety Coordinator.
- The local police authorities and municipalities concerned shall be informed of and acknowledge the operation.
- The transit route to and from the site as under ( c ) above, shall be flown in accordance with Canadian A viation Regulation 602.14, Minimum Altitude and Distances.
- Prior to any night operations, the pilot shall have inspected the site, approach and departure paths under daylight conditions.
- The landing zone shall be lit in accordance with the Canadian Aviation Regulations, Part ill, Subpart 1,301.07.
- A copy of this authority shall be carried on board the aircraft while operating in Canada.
- The operation shall be coordinated with the appropriate Air Traffic Control authority.
- The aircraft shall comply with the Commercial Air Service Standards as required under CAR 702.22(1)(b) and CAR 702.22(2)(b).
The authorization is in effect until the earliest of the following:
- 07:00 hours local time, British Columbia, on Monday, November 10,2003;
- 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 , BC this 23rd day of October 2003 on behalf of the Minister of Transport
Henk van Erkelens
Commercial and Business Aviation for Minister of Transport Pacific Region
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