Pursuant to paragraphs 702.22(1)(a) and 702.23(3)(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, BC, to conduct take-offs and landings 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 a helicopter that is carrying a helicopter Class B external load over a built-up area.
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 722.22(3)(a) states that for the purpose of subsection 602.16(2), a person may operate a helicopter that is carrying a helicopter Class B, C or D external load over a built-up area or in an aerial work zone, 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 Helijet International Inc., 5911 Airport Road South, Richmond, BC to:
- conduct landings and take-offs; and
- conduct Class B external load operations at altitudes of 1ess than 1000 feet above and less than 500 feet horizontal distance from the highest obstacle
at 1075 West Georgia Street, Vancouver, BC, for the purpose of the motion picture "Spy Chimp".
This authorization applies to Helijet International Inc., 5911 Airport Road South, Richmond, BC, when operating for the purpose of the motion picture "Spy Chimp", in the City of Vancouver, BC.
- This authorization is subject to the following conditions:
The operation wil1 take place on Sunday, March 23, 2003 alternatively; on Sunday, March 30, 2003 between the hours of 1000 and 1800 local time, depending on suitable weather conditions.
- Operations will be conducted within the specified hours, under day VFR conditions, using an AS355F1 type helicopter.
- The approach, departure, and landing zone shall be as depicted on the map submitted and held on file with Commercial and Business Aviation, Pacific Region; the landing zone being the rooftop of the building at 1075 West Georgia Street, Vancouver, BC.
- Approaches and departures to the site as under (c) above shall be from/to the North West at al1 times.
- Normal approach/departure profiles shall apply.
- The height of the aircraft shall never be below the height of the rooftop of the building at 1075 West Georgia Street, Vancouver, BC.
- 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 al1 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.
- 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 can climb away single-engine.
- The aircraft shall be flown in compliance within the "Height-Velocity Diagram contained with the approved Aircraft Flight Manual.
- The aircraft indicated airspeed (IAS) 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.
- Prior to external load operations the Pilot or a designated person, trained in accordance with 722.76(6)(b)(ii), shall physically inspect all cables, slings, chains and other rigging equipment as applicable. They shall ensure that the rigging equipment's condition and safe working load 1imits are within the approved design tolerances as suggested by the manufacturer.
- All personnel involved are briefed on the operation, safety precautions and emergency procedures before flight operations commence.
- All persons involved are knowledgeable of equipment to be used and pre-flight briefed.
- Persons carried on board the helicopter shal1 be limited to essential crew only.
- Radio communications shall be established between the helicopter and Ground Safety Coordinator.
- The operation shall be coordinated with the appropriate Air Traffic Control authority.
- 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 authorization is in effect until the earliest of the following:
- 1800 hours local time, British Columbia, on Sunday March 30, 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 20th day of March 2003 on behalf of the Minister of Transport.
Henk van Erkelens
Commercial and Business Aviation for Minister of Transport
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