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R44 Ag Pilot – New Zealand

 About the business and the role

Heartland Helicopters have been operating in the Gisborne region since 2009. We specialise in agriculture spraying, seeding and fertiliser application for farmers, forestry and horticulture users. We operate from wairoa to the east cape.

We currently operate 2 x R44, and are expanding to a 3 machine

Job tasks and responsibilities

  • Accurate Agrichemical application using TRACMAP GPS

  • Organising loader driver for jobs including timing, location and equipment needed.

  • Organise work with client

  • Ensuring everyone on your worksite is safe, and has been given a safety briefing by the ground crew or yourself. You are the PIC, all responsibility lies with you.

  • Helicopter Maintenance

    • Ensure 50 and 100 hour checks are done within required timeframes

    • Record role equipment removal/installation

    • Ensure the tech log is kept up to date

    • As the PIC you are responsible for reporting any problems on the helicopter and ensuring these are fixed within 50/100 hour check, unless the helicopter is deemed to be unsafe to fly.

    • Ensuring helicopter is cleaned to a high standard daily when used on spray jobs, and is free from chemical residue.

Skills and experience

Must hold:

  • Grade 1 Ag

    • Aerial Spraying rating

    • Aerial Topdressing rating

  • Robinson Safety Awareness Training

  • R44 rating

  • Chemical Rating

  • NZ Pilot Medical

  • Current 1st Aid

Have a minimum of 3000 TT hours with a minimum of 2000 AG hour

You can contact Suzi or Warrick on 06 862 7706

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