Canadian Aviation Regulations (SOR/96-433)

Regulations are current to 2014-04-02 and last amended on 2012-07-04. Previous Versions

Appointment of Flight Instructors

 No flight training unit shall appoint a person as a flight instructor unless the person is qualified in accordance with section 405.21.

Requirements for Ground Instructors

 No flight training unit shall appoint a person as a ground instructor and no person shall act as a ground instructor unless the person holds a flight instructor rating in the appropriate category or meets the personnel licensing standards.

  • SOR/2006-352, s. 21.

Operational Personnel Records

 A flight training unit shall, at its main base or sub-base, as applicable, establish, maintain and retain for at least two years after an entry is made, for each ground instructor, each flight instructor and every other member of its operational personnel, a record that meets the personnel licensing standards.

  • SOR/2006-352, s. 21.

Aircraft Familiarization

 No flight training unit shall assign a person to conduct flight training in an aircraft unless the person is familiar with the flight characteristics, operating limitations and operational performance data specified in the aircraft flight manual or equivalent document.

[406.27 to 406.30 reserved]

Division IV — Aircraft

Aircraft Registration Requirements

 No flight training unit that is a person described in paragraph 406.04(a) shall operate an aircraft in a flight training service in Canada unless

  • (a) the aircraft is registered in Canada under Division II of Subpart 2 of Part II or in another contracting state;

  • (b) where the aircraft is registered in another contracting state, the Minister has authorized its operation; and

  • (c) in the case of an aircraft other than an ultra-light aeroplane, the aircraft type is approved for operation in Canada.

  • SOR/2001-49, s. 28.

Aircraft Flight Authority

 No flight training unit shall operate an aircraft in a flight training service unless

  • (a) in the case of a flight training unit that operates an aeroplane or a helicopter, a certificate of airworthiness that meets the requirements of Article 31 of the Convention has been issued for the aircraft pursuant to section 507.02;

  • (b) in the case of a flight training unit that operates a glider, a balloon or a gyroplane, a flight authority has been issued for the aircraft pursuant to Subpart 7 of Part V; and

  • (c) the aircraft meets the requirements of section 405.23.

Safety Belt and Shoulder Harness Requirements

 No flight training unit shall operate an aeroplane or a helicopter unless each front seat, or each seat occupied by a trainee or flight instructor, is equipped with a safety belt that includes a shoulder harness.

Checklists

 For the purpose of establishing safe aircraft operating procedures, a flight training unit that operates an aeroplane or a helicopter shall establish and make readily available to each flight crew member on board the aircraft the checklist referred to in section 602.60 for each aircraft type that it operates.