1. Completion of 3,000 hours of pilot-in-command flying time as a licensed commercial or military helicopter pilot, of which includes the following:
a. 1,500 flight hours as pilot-in-command in a turbine class helicopter (with minimum of one hundred (100) flight hours as a pilot-in-command in a turbine helicopter in the last twelve (12) months); and
b. A minimum of one hundred (100) flight hours as pilot-in-command displaying vertical reference with emphasis in pole settings and Human External Cargo (HEC); and
c. A minimum of five hundred (500) flight hours as pilot-in-command flown in elevations above 5,000 feet Mean Sea Level (MSL);
d. Three (3) years of flight experience as pilot-in-command in support of the utility industry; or
e. Three (3) years of low-level flight activities (survey, photo, seismic, fire-fighting) in single-engine turbine helicopters in mountainous terrain.
2. A current Federal Aviation Administration Commercial or Airline Transport pilot certificate with rotorcraft category and helicopter class rating, and instrument rating; and
3. A current Federal Aviation Administration Class I or Class II medical certificate.