Class Code: 7420

Per NCCI's Scopes Code Description:

This classification applies to the flying crew of fixed-wing aircraft that are used to perform dramatic maneuvers and aerobatics. Such activities are usually performed at air shows or other public events.

Equipment and Materials:

   
•    Variety of aircraft

Related Operations Not Classified to Code 7420:

   
•    Nonflying ground support personnel, such as maintenance or service personnel, should be assigned to Code 7403 (AK—7414—Aviation—All Other Employees & Drivers).
•    Operations described in this classification are assigned to Code 7425—Aviation—Helicopters—Flying Crew when conducted with helicopters.

CROSS-REF.  AVIATION—AERIAL FIREFIGHTING—FLYING CREW

(N/A MA)

Note:  When firefighting is conducted by helicopter, separately rate to Code 7425.

Description:

This classification applies to aerial firefighting, which involves the low-altitude release of water or other fire retardant compounds over the fire area. Smoke jumpers are also included in Code 7420.

CROSS-REF.  AVIATION—AERIAL APPLICATION, SEEDING, HERDING, OR SCINTILLOMETER SURVEYING—FLYING CREW

(N/A AR, SD, VA)

Note:  Separately rate helicopter flying crew to Code 7425. Separately rate all other employees and drivers.

Description:

Aerial application applies to the flying crew that performs crop dusting. It consists of flying over the desired area and releasing fertilizers, herbicides, insecticides, or seeds. Aircraft are equipped with a hopper (to hold the material to be sprayed) and spray booms extending from each side of the fuselage. The hopper is filled at an airport or other suitable landing site. The aircraft then flies to the designated area. Quite often, ground spotters (or flag persons) stand in the area and hold markers that enable the pilot to systematically align each spraying pass or swath until the entire area has been sprayed.

Herding applies to the herding of animals by aircraft.

Scintillometer surveying applies to operations involving aircraft equipped with an electronic scanning device that detects and registers charged substance particles contained in ore or minerals.

Equipment and Materials:

   
•    Crop duster aircraft configured with aerial application equipment and spraying systems or pumps
•    Mixing tanks and loading equipment
•    Insecticides, fungicides, herbicides, fertilizers, seed, other chemicals
•    Personal protective equipment, such as goggles and respirator masks

Rate per $100. of Renumeration: $ 5.80

Construction Exemption Required: No