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RATINGS AND ENDORSEMENTS

 

ADVANCED TRAINING  - RATINGS AND ENDORSEMENTS

Expand your skills by adding a rating or endorsement to your licence

Blackberry Aviation is approved to conduct the following additional ratings and endorsements:

LOW LEVEL RATING

A low level rating allows you to operate low level (below 500 feet) when conducting operations that require you to operate below standard minimum altitudes. Note you must have a CASA CAR157 approval to operate low level for most operations. A low level rating is considered a key element of holding a helicopter licence.

The rating provides you with the necessary skills and handling techniques when operating at low level, including how to respond to emergency situations.

The required training includes:

  • 5 hours of low level flying training 

  • Must hold either a PPL or CPL (or be working towards)


SLING ENDORSEMENT 


Helicopters are versatile aircraft and have the ability to carry an external load, whether you want to sling trees or place air conditioning units onto roof tops, a sling load endorsement will allow you to conduct external load operations. 

Our training incorporates the use of 50 foot and 100 foot long lines to give you the experience required to be employment ready.

The required training includes

  • Competency based (no minimum hours)

  • Must hold a low level rating

DESIGN FEATURE - GAS TURBINE ENGINE

As you progress through your helicopter career, it wont be long before you want to fly a turbine powered helicopter. A turbine helicopter provides for greater engine reliability, improved performance and a greater power margin. 

Flying a turbine helicopter successfully is all about understanding the engine parameters and managing your power. Our course covers the detailed structure and operation of the turbine engine, emergencies procedures and most importantly how to avoid a hot start. 

The required training includes 

  • Competency based training (allow approximately 3 hours for an initial GTE)