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 Yellowhead Helicopters Ltd., Box 190- 3010 Selwyn Road, Valemount, BC, 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 Yellowhead Helicopters Ltd., Box 190 -3010 Selwyn Road, Valemount, BC, to 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 site comprising the Municipality of Vanderhoof, BC, and surrounding areas for the purpose of the Pine Beetle GPS Survey.
This authorization applies to Yellowhead Helicopters Ltd., Box 190 -3010 Selwyn Road, Valemount, BC, when operating for the purpose of the Pine Beetle GPS Survey in the Vanderhoof. BC. area.
This authorization is subject to the following conditions:
- The operation will take place during the week of Monday, March 24, 2003 to Friday, March 28, 2003 between the hours of 0800 and 1800 local time, depending on suitable weather conditions.
- Operations will be conducted within the specified hours, under day YER conditions, using a BHO6 type helicopter.
- The routes flown shall be as depicted on the Pine Beetle GPS Survey Map as submitted to Commercial and Business Aviation, Pacific Region; being the Municipality of Vanderhoof, BC, and surrounding areas.
- The local police authorities and municipalities concerned shall be informed of and acknowledge the operation.
- 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.
- The aircraft shall be flown in compliance within the "Height- Velocity Diagram contained with the approved Aircraft Flight Manual.
- The altitude shall not be less than 200 feet Above Ground Level (AGL) at any time;
- During Phase Two of the data gathering process, as identified in the application, the aircraft shall not operate directly over any residential building(s) at any time.
- All personnel involved are 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.
- A copy of this authority shall be carried on board the aircraft while operating in Canada.
- A co-ordinated plan for each complete operation is developed.
The authorization is in effect until the earliest of the following:
- 1800 hours local time, British Columbia, on Friday March 28, 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 19th day of March 2003 on behalf of the Minister of Transport.
OrigInal Signed By;
Henk van Erkelens
Commercial and Business Aviation
for Minister of Transport
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