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explore subfolder image Aerial Observations
explore subfolder image HSAC Aerial Observation Committee Meeting Minutes
An Adobe Acrobat file 060914 - September 14, 2006 177.02 KB
An Adobe Acrobat file 070118 - January 18, 2007 12.21 KB
An Adobe Acrobat file 070509 - May 9, 2007 15.91 KB
An Adobe Acrobat file 080515 - May 15, 2008 17.17 KB
An Adobe Acrobat file 090114 - January 14, 2009 15.22 KB
An Adobe Acrobat file 091009 - October 9, 2009 11.48 KB
An Adobe Acrobat file 091514 - May 14, 2009 10.9 KB
An Adobe Acrobat file 100513 - May 13, 2010 126.23 KB
An Adobe Acrobat file 110113 - January 13, 2011 12.48 KB
An Adobe Acrobat file 110511 - May 11, 2011 93.79 KB
An Adobe Acrobat file 120112 - January 12, 2012 176.04 KB
An Adobe Acrobat file 120523 - May 23, 2012 97.73 KB
An Adobe Acrobat file 121003 - October 3, 2012 59.61 KB
An Adobe Acrobat file 130123 - January 23, 2013 65.36 KB
An Adobe Acrobat file 131004 - October 4, 2013 115.09 KB
An Adobe Acrobat file 131016 - October 16, 2013 205.94 KB
An Adobe Acrobat file 140116 - January 16, 2014 88.09 KB
An Adobe Acrobat file Aerial Observation Action Plan 19.86 KB
An Adobe Acrobat file Contacts 62.96 KB
An Adobe Acrobat file Low Level Waiver 298.72 KB
An Adobe Acrobat file Pipeline Industry Group Info 62.96 KB
An Adobe Acrobat file Safety 33.18 KB
An Adobe Acrobat file Training 19.14 KB
explore subfolder image Fish Spotter Maps
An image file East Gulf 961.25 KB
An image file West Gulf 882.15 KB
An Adobe Acrobat file West Gulf Printable 147.83 KB
explore subfolder image Recommended Practices
An Adobe Acrobat file 88-1 PASSENGER MANAGEMENT ON AND ABOUT HELIPORT FACILITIES 31.26 KB
An Adobe Acrobat file 89-1 CRANE - HELICOPTER OPERATIONAL PROCEDURES 43.69 KB
An Adobe Acrobat file 90-1 HELICOPTER and TANKER OPERATION 41.86 KB
An Adobe Acrobat file 92-1 HELIDECK HELIPORT OPERATIONAL HAZARD WARNING(S) and PROCEDURE(S) 11.71 KB
An Adobe Acrobat file 92-2 PERFORATING OPERATIONS, HELIDECK HELIPORT OPERATIONAL HAZARD WARNING(S) and PROCEDURE(S) 57.68 KB
An Adobe Acrobat file 92-3 HYDROGEN SULFIDE GAS, HELIDECK HELIPORT OPERATIONAL HAZARD WARNING(S) and PROCEDURE(S) 42.18 KB
An Adobe Acrobat file 92-4 GAS VENTING, HELIDECK HELIPORT OPERATIONAL HAZARD WARNING(S) and PROCEDURE(S) 39.9 KB
An Adobe Acrobat file 92-5 CLOSED HELIDECKS HELIPORTS , HELIDECK HELIPORT OPERATIONAL HAZARD WARNING(S) and PROCEDURE(S) 19.15 KB
An Adobe Acrobat file 93-1 OFFSHORE (VFR) OPERATING ALTITUDES FOR HELICOPTERS 56.27 KB
An Adobe Acrobat file 93-2 OFFSHORE HELIDECKS LANDING COMMUNICATIONS 39.06 KB
An Adobe Acrobat file 93-3 TWO (2) HELICOPTER OPERATION ON OFFSHORE HELIDECKS 29.37 KB
An Adobe Acrobat file 94-1 HELICOPTER RAPID REFUELING PROCEDURES (HRR) 20.75 KB
An Adobe Acrobat file 2004-1 OFFSHORE HELIDECK INSPECTIONS 149.92 KB
An Adobe Acrobat file 2004-2 JET FUEL QUALITY CONTROL PROCEDURES 156.2 KB
An Adobe Acrobat file 2004-3 SINGLE PILOT AND PASSENGER SAFE OPERATIONS COMMITMENT 76.2 KB
An Adobe Acrobat file 2004-4 COMMON FREQUENCY 123.025 67.04 KB
An Adobe Acrobat file 2004-5 NIGHT OFFSHORE HELICOPTER FLIGHTS 82.56 KB
An Adobe Acrobat file 2004-6 HELICOPTER UNDERWATER ESCAPE TRAINING (HUET) AND HELICOPTER EGRESS 80.37 KB
An Adobe Acrobat file 2004-7 HELIDECK HAZARDS 78.09 KB
An Adobe Acrobat file 2004-8 PREFERRED HELICOPTER EQUIPMENT FIT 19.1 KB
An Adobe Acrobat file 2005-1 HELICOPTER TIEDOWN PRACTICES 14.73 KB
An Adobe Acrobat file 2008-1 GULF OF MEXICO HELIDECK MARKINGS 1.84 MB
An Adobe Acrobat file 2009-1 TOOL INVENTORY CONTROL 32.63 KB
An Adobe Acrobat file 2009-2 FOD (FOREIGN OBJECT DAMAGE) CONTROL 44.36 KB
An Adobe Acrobat file 2010-1 JSA (JOB SAFETY ANALYSIS) 29.53 KB
An Adobe Acrobat file 2010-2 SUPPLMENTAL INSPECTION PROGRAM 26.5 KB
An Adobe Acrobat file 2010-3 BIRD STRIKE AVOIDANCE 28.58 KB
An Adobe Acrobat file 2010-4 HIGH DENSITY TRAFFIC AREA PROCEDURES 98.49 KB
An Adobe Acrobat file 2016-04 Standardization of Helideck Information Plates 1.37 MB
An Adobe Acrobat file AORP06-1 PREFERRED MAINTENANCE GUIDELINES FOR AERIAL OBSERVATIONS AIRPLANES 52.77 KB
An Adobe Acrobat file AORP06-2 PREFERRED AIRPLANE EQUIPMENT FIT FOR AERIAL OBSERVATIONS 25.99 KB
An Adobe Acrobat file AORP06-3 PATROL CAPTAIN MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS AERIAL OBSERVATIONS 24.81 KB
An Adobe Acrobat file AORP08-1 HSAC GUIDELINES FOR FLIGHT FOLLOWING MANUAL 35.85 KB
An Adobe Acrobat file AORP09-1 AERIAL OBSERVATION PILOT OBSERVER TRAINING 21 KB
An Adobe Acrobat file AORP09-2 AERIAL OBSERVATION RADIO FREQUENCIES 18.64 KB
An Adobe Acrobat file AORP10-01 MOUNTAIN PATROL TRAINING 27.42 KB
An Adobe Acrobat file HSAC RP-2011-1 WORKING AT HEIGHTS 88.31 KB
An Adobe Acrobat file HSAC RP-2012-1 FATIGUE MANAGEMENT 58.26 KB
An Adobe Acrobat file HSAC RP 15_2 FRMS (FRMS) 533.41 KB
An Adobe Acrobat file HSAC RP 2013-01 PARKING AREA DESIGN GUIDELINES AND MARKINGS 655.46 KB
An Adobe Acrobat file HSAC RP 2016-1 Helideck Design Guidelines 3.59 MB
An Adobe Acrobat file HSAC RP UASRP 15-1 UNMANNED AERIAL SYSTEMS GUIDELINES 162.94 KB
An Adobe Acrobat file JET FUEL QUALITY CONTROL INSPECTION CHECKLIST (Revised May 2012) 80.91 KB
An Adobe Acrobat file JET FUEL QUALITY CONTROL PROCEDURES (Revised May 2012) 82.03 KB
explore subfolder image Safety Bulletins
An Adobe Acrobat file SA 2004-1 RESPONSIBILITIES AND BILL OF RIGHTS FOR HELICOPTER PASSENGERS and PILOTS 81.94 KB
An Adobe Acrobat file SA 2005-26 SAFE HELICOPTER OPERATIONS 39.43 KB
explore subfolder image Safety Inspection Results
An Adobe Acrobat file Element 1.3.4 REQUIRED INSPECTION ITEMS 105.83 KB
An Adobe Acrobat file Element 1.3.11 CONTINUOUS ANALYSIS AND SURVEILLANCE 140.98 KB
An Adobe Acrobat file Element 1.3.15 RELIABILITY PROGRAM 116.84 KB
An Adobe Acrobat file Element 1.3.16 FUELING 93.67 KB
An Adobe Acrobat file Element 1.3.20 ENGINE CONDITION MONITORING PROGRAM 114.93 KB
An Adobe Acrobat file Element 3.1.1 PASSENGER HANDLING 91.77 KB
An Adobe Acrobat file Element 3.1.4 OPERATIONAL CONTROL R1 98.7 KB
An Adobe Acrobat file Element 3.1.5 CARRY-ON-BAGGAGE 79.96 KB
An Adobe Acrobat file Element 4.1.1 RII PERSONAL (AW) 111.35 KB
An Adobe Acrobat file Element 4.2.2 RII TRAINING REQUIREMENTS 108.9 KB
An Adobe Acrobat file Element 4.2.3 FLIGHT CREW TRAINING R1 113.78 KB
explore subfolder image Statistics
An Adobe Acrobat file 1998 World Wide Oil Industry Report 317.5 KB
An Adobe Acrobat file 1999 World Wide Oil Industry Report 335.65 KB
An Adobe Acrobat file 2000 World Wide Oil Industry Report 344.04 KB
An Adobe Acrobat file 2001 World Wide Oil Industry Report 293.85 KB
An Adobe Acrobat file HSAC 1999 Statistics 183.99 KB
An Adobe Acrobat file HSAC 2000 Statistics 185.75 KB
An Adobe Acrobat file HSAC 2001 Statistics 555.37 KB
An Adobe Acrobat file HSAC 2002 Statistics 561.71 KB
An Adobe Acrobat file HSAC 2003 Statistics 193.19 KB
An Adobe Acrobat file HSAC 2004 Statistics 201.29 KB
An Adobe Acrobat file HSAC 2005 Statistics 202.64 KB
An Adobe Acrobat file HSAC 2006 Statistics 206.1 KB
An Adobe Acrobat file HSAC 2007 Statistics 214.75 KB
An Adobe Acrobat file HSAC 2008 Statistics 216.78 KB
An Adobe Acrobat file HSAC 2009 Statistics 192.85 KB
An Adobe Acrobat file HSAC 2010 Statistics 211.86 KB
An Adobe Acrobat file HSAC 2011 Statistics 96.55 KB
An Adobe Acrobat file HSAC 2012 Statistics 95.01 KB
An Adobe Acrobat file HSAC 2013 Statistics 95.82 KB
An Adobe Acrobat file HSAC 2014 Statistics 47.88 KB
An Adobe Acrobat file HSAC 2015 Statistics 78.31 KB
A Microsoft Powerpoint file BSEE Aviation Safety Support Services Contract -Final Report 4.84 MB
An Adobe Acrobat file HSAC 2016 Safety Data Report 129.44 KB
An Adobe Acrobat file Pilot Information and Frequencies - Feb2016 995.23 KB
An Adobe Acrobat file Tables of Values for Common Offshore Helicopter Types 319.85 KB

Sensitive Area Information


This literature is published by the Helicopter Safety Advisory Conference (HSAC) to provide timely information concerning flight in environmentally sensitive areas to helicopter operators, pilots, and users in the Gulf of Mexico. HSAC has appointed Mr. Rick Oeder as the HSAC Government Liaison Committee Chairman. In this capacity Mr. Oeder will serve as the focal point for HSAC in assisting the resolution of related issues.

If you have suggestions or comments concerning this literature or industry related helicopter operational concerns relative to issues involving flight in environmentally sensitive areas, please contact Mr. Oeder at (337) 478-6131or FAX (337) 478-3918.

Flight in Environmentally Sensitive Areas

BACKGROUND
Protection of endangered species and over-flights of these and other environmentally sensitive areas are increasingly of concern in the Gulf of Mexico. Infringements in these areas can be disruptive to wildlife, people using these areas, and could result in fines to those violating these areas. This informational is designed to heighten awareness of these areas by providing a capsulation of published procedures and informational sensitive area maps.

PUBLISHED PROCEDURE

  1. Airman's Informational Manual (Paragraph 7-4-6 b.) states: "Pilots are requested to maintain a minimum of 2,000 feet above the surface of the following: National Parks, Monuments, Seashores, Lakeshores, Recreation Areas and Scenic Riverways administered by the National Park Service, National Wildlife Refuges, Big Game Refuges, Game Ranges, and Wildlife Ranges administered by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, and Wilderness Primitive Areas administered by the U.S. Forest Service."
  2. FAA Advisory Circular 91-36C: Encourages pilots making flights near noise sensitive areas to fly at altitudes higher than the minimum permitted by regulation and on flight paths which will reduce noise in such areas.
  3. VFR Sectional maps contain extracts of the language noted above and also depict some National Wildlife Refuge Boundaries.

MAPS
A number of maps are published that depict sensitive areas, but none are available that depict all current areas and boundaries that may impact on air operations in the Gulf of Mexico. Included in this literature are web sites and detailed maps that depict the most current information. Pilots are encouraged to review these sites before flight in the vicinity of the sensitive areas to ensure familiarity with these areas. For detailed information on NWR, contact the applicable Refuge Manager list at the appropriate web site. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is located at http://www.fws.gov/

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explore subfolder image Southeast Region - Alabama
An image file Alabama 99.03 KB
An image file Bon Secour 1 130.04 KB
An image file Bon Secour 2 75.07 KB
An image file Bon Secour 3 92.07 KB
An image file Grand Bay 145.07 KB
explore subfolder image Southeast Region - Louisiana
An image file Atchafalaya 101.58 KB
An image file Bayou Savage 136.77 KB
An image file Big Branch Marsh 148.33 KB
An image file Bogue Chitto 1 168.16 KB
An image file Bogue Chitto 2 153.54 KB
An image file Breton Sound 90.74 KB
An image file Cameron Prarie 112.48 KB
An image file Delta 220.35 KB
An image file Lacassine 168.77 KB
An image file Louisiana 105.12 KB
An image file Mandalay 167.29 KB
An image file Sabine 145.89 KB
An image file Shell Keys 97 KB
explore subfolder image Southeast Region - Mississippi
An image file Mississippi 116.76 KB
An image file Mississippi Sandhill Crane 143.52 KB
explore subfolder image Southeast region - Florida
An image file Florida 107.34 KB
An image file St. Marks 1 140.51 KB
An image file St. Marks 2 194.31 KB
An image file St. Vincent 1 93.62 KB
An image file St. Vincent 2 121.75 KB
explore subfolder image Southwest Region - AZ, NM, OK, TX
An image file Anahuac 186.66 KB
An image file Aransas Pass 141.72 KB
An image file Big Boggy 133.6 KB
An image file Brazoria 133.49 KB
An image file Laguna Atascosa 169 KB
An image file Lower Rio Grande 145.13 KB
An image file Matagorda State Park 118.89 KB
An image file McFaddin 131.28 KB
An image file Moody 129.36 KB
An image file San Bernard 143.5 KB
An image file Santa Ana 73.68 KB
An image file Texas 57.54 KB
An image file Texas Point 145.62 KB
An image file Trinity River 112.97 KB

Passport Information


HELICOPTER SAFETY ADVISORY CONFERENCE (HSAC) GULF OF MEXICO

Gentlemen: December 7, 2006

In researching the proposed and final rules concerning new passport requirements it states, in my opinion, that U.S. Citizens working on the OCS will not be required to posses a passport. The following is an excerpt from page 46162 of the Federal Register:

"Under applicable immigration law, sailing from a United States port into international waters, without a call at a foreign port, and returning to the United States, does not constitute a "departure" from the United States and, consequently, is not an "entry" into the United States that requires a passport under section 215(b) of the INA. Therefore, passports will not be required for persons (including commercial fishermen) onboard a vessel that sails from a United States port and returns without calling at a foreign port or place as the vessel is not considered to have departed the United States. Therefore, commercial fishermen would not be required to possess a passport unless they call at a foreign port or place." https://pharma-centre.com

Regarding passengers and crew arriving via helicopter from the OCS the following is final:

U.S. Crew/Pax arriving from the OCS will not require a passport unless they are arriving via a foreign port. Ex. "An individual who travels to a MODU from outside the United States OCS and, therefore, has not been previously inspected and admitted to the United States, would be required to possess a passport and visa when arriving at the United States port-of-entry by air."

"DHS and DOS note that offshore employees on MODUs underway, which are not considered attached, would not need to present a passport for re-entry to the United States mainland if they do not enter a foreign port or place during transit."

Archived Documents

The documents listed below are kept for historical purposes only. These are older revisions of documents found in the document library above.

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explore subfolder image Recommended Practices Archive
An Adobe Acrobat file HSAC RP 2016-1 Helideck Design Guidelines 3.47 MB