Experience to date has shown that if these documents are reviewed by participants prior to sitting in on the course, the pass rate is higher.
The company should download and issue these two docs to each person attending well before the course.
The written assessment is ‘closed-book” and has a pass mark of 70%.
Questions are comprised from information given throughout the day’s presentation and from the pre-course reading
Accordingly, attendees need to be in attendance for the full course and not wander in and out to check emails or do other work (except during breaks).
The assessment papers are collected at the end of the session and will be passed to AIA for marking.
The instructor will go through the answers with all present after the papers are handed in.
A certificate of successful achievement will be posted to individual attendees to the postal address given on the assessment paper.
The course material is unavoidably weighted to helicopter operations. However there is plenty of relevance to f/wing agricultural ops.
A good 50% of the presentation revolves around pilot actions/attitudes and culture. These remain relevant irrespective of the a/c flown.
Information regarding fixed wing specifics has been drawn from Richard Rayward of Air Safaris Ltd Tekapo who is very used to operating in a noise sensitive environment.
In the written assessment – a portion of the questions are of a generic nature and will be answered by all. After that the paper has a page of helicopter specific questions that can be answered by the helicopter boys and another page of f/wing related questions that can be answered by the f/w boys. They only need to answer the ones on their own page.
Course dates are listed on the application form HERE
YOU MUST COMPLETE A SEPARATE APPLICATION FORM FOR EACH PERSON ATTENDING