Duration Initial / Recurrent
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- Terrain and minimum safe altitudes
- Seasonal meteorological conditions
- Meteorological, communication and air traffic facilities, services and procedures
- Search and rescue procedures where available
- Navigational facilities associated with the area or route along which the flight is to take place
- Aerodrome training include knowledge of:
- physical layout
- approach aids and arrival, departure, holding and instrument approach procedures
- applicable operating minima
- ground movement considerations
- Method of categorisation of aerodromes/heliports and operating sites, list of those aerodrome categorised as B or C.
Every pilot should be aware of CAT.POL.H.305. It is a EASA regulation that covers the requirements for an approval that is needed for operations without an assured safe forced landing capability during the take-off and landing phases. If the approval is missing operations of this type shall not be conducted.
Basically, CAT.POL.H.305 covers most take-off and landings performed in alpine regions (e.g. Switzerland). Most off-airport landings and take-off performed outside the H-V diagram would not allow a safe-forced landing. Usually a distance of about 250m has to be free of obstacles in order not to require this approval.