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 Talon Helicopters Ltd., Executive Aircraft, 4380 Agar Drive, Richmond, BC, to 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 and to operate an . aircraft over a built-up area at distances less than those specified in paragraph 602.14(2)(a).
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 allow Talon Helicopters Ltd., Executive Aircraft, 4380 Agar Drive, Richmond, BC, to conduct landings and take-offs; and conduct aerial operations at altitudes of less than 1000 feet above and less than 500 feet horizontal distance from the highest obstacle, at the Aerial Work zone located immediately North- West of the Westin Bayshore Hotel, 1601 Bayshore Drive, Vancouver, BC, for the purpose of (corporate video) aerial photography.
This authorization applies to Talon Helicopters Ltd., Executive Aircraft, 4380 Agar Drive, Richmond, BC, when operating for the purpose of (corporate video) aerial photography in the City of Vancouver, BC.
This authorization is subject to the following conditions:
- The operation shall take place on Friday, January 17,2003 between the hours of 0900 and 1600 local time, depending on suitable weather conditions.
- Operations shall be conducted within the specified hours, under DAY/VFR conditions, using an AS350 type helicopter.
- The site of the operation shall be the Aerial Work zone as depicted on the map submitted and held on file with Commercial and Business Aviation, Pacific Region; being the zone immediately North-West of the Westin Bayshore Hotel, 1601 Bayshore Drive, Vancouver, BC.
- The local police authorities and municipalities concerned shall be informed of and acknowledge the operation.
- 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 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 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 aircraft shall be flown in compliance within the "Height- Velocity Diagram contained with the approved Aircraft Flight Manual.
- Approach and departure to/from the landing area shall be from/to the West and via Coal Harbour at all times.
- The aircraft shall remain clear of all vessels, stationary or otherwise, at all times.
- when over water beyond gliding distance from shore, all provisions of Operations Specification #45, Aerial Work, are complied with.
- The landing zone shall be clearly marked, secured and access denied to all pedestrians and vehicular traffic.
- 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.
- 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 operation shall be co-ordinated with the appropriate Air Traffic Control authority.
- A copy of this authorization shall be carried on board the aircraft while operating in Canada.
The authorization is in effect until the earliest of the following:
- 16:00 hours local time, British Columbia, on January 17,2003;
- 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, Canada, this 14th day of January 2003, on behalf of the Minister of Transport.
Original Signed By:
Henk van Erkelens
Commercial and Business Aviation
for Minister of Transport Pacific Region
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