Interagency Helicopter Operations Guide - March 2006
HELICOPTER MANAGEMENT FORMS AND CHECKLISTS
This appendix provides standardized forms for the management and operation of a single
helicopter. Such standardization helps to implement common procedures among participating
agencies to meet mutual safety, efficiency, fiscal management, and contract administration
objectives. The forms also provide a basis for training development and presentation.
The forms in this appendix are to be utilized by Helicopter Managers, whereas those in Appendix
B and Appendix C are to be utilized in the management of helibases.
However, several of the Helicopter Management (HCM-series) forms contribute to the
informational requirements of the Helibase Management (HBM-series) forms. It is therefore
essential that Helicopter Managers use these forms as appropriate or required when operating
as part of a helibase organization.
Some of the forms are required for all helicopter operations, some are required only for incident
operations. Others are optional and may be used at the discretion of the Helicopter Manager
or local aviation management staff as part of the unit’s helicopter operation. Certain optional
forms may be required by the air operations staff at an incident or project due to a specific
management informational need.
The use and applicability of other contracting forms such as Contract Instruction, Notice to
Proceed, etc., are discussed in agency contract administration guides.
Chart A-1 on the following pages is a summary listing of the HCM-series forms, including
information concerning the purpose of the form, the HCM test form number, whether a form is
optional or required for all or only certain situations, responsibility for completion, and frequency
of completion. The Helicopter Manager may use this chart as a quick-reference guide to form
requirements. The pages following the chart contain a comprehensive discussion of