Canadian Aviation Regulations (SOR/96-433)

Regulations are current to 2014-09-15 and last amended on 2014-05-29. Previous Versions

General Conditions of Special Flight Operations Certificate — Balloons

 A special flight operations certificate — balloons shall contain the following general conditions:

  • (a) the balloon operator shall maintain balloons that are properly equipped for the area of operation and the type of operation;

  • (b) the balloon operator shall maintain its balloons in accordance with the requirements of Subpart 5;

  • (c) the balloon operator shall employ flight crew members who meet the Special Flight Operations Standards; and

  • (d) the balloon operator shall conduct a safe operation.

Crew Member Qualifications

 No balloon operator shall permit a person to act and no person shall act as the pilot-in-command of a balloon unless the person meets the qualification and currency requirements set out in the Special Flight Operations Standards.

Briefing of Passengers

 The pilot-in-command of a balloon shall ensure that passengers are given a safety briefing that meets the Special Flight Operations Standards.

Operations at Night

 No person shall operate a balloon in free flight at night unless

  • (a) the balloon is equipped in accordance with section 605.19; and

  • (b) landings are conducted during the day.

Tethered Flight

  •  (1) No person shall operate a balloon in tethered flight with passengers on board unless the pilot-in-command is on board.

  • (2) The pilot-in-command shall record all time spent in tethered flight as air time for the purpose of maintenance.

Carriage of Passengers

 No person shall operate a balloon with passengers on board unless each passenger is carried in the basket.

  • SOR/2006-77, s. 16.

 [Repealed, SOR/2006-77, s. 16]

[603.26 to 603.35 reserved]

Division III — Parachuting

Application

 This Division applies in respect of the conduct of parachute descents

  • (a) in or into controlled airspace or an air route; and

  • (b) over or into a built-up area or open-air assembly of persons.

Certification Requirements for Parachute Operations

 For the purposes of section 602.26, a pilot-in-command may permit and a person may conduct a parachute descent under this Division if the person complies with the provisions of a special flight operations certificate — parachuting issued by the Minister pursuant to section 603.38.

Issuance of Special Flight Operations Certificate — Parachuting

 Subject to section 6.71 of the Act, the Minister shall, on receipt of an application submitted in the form and manner required by the Special Flight Operations Standards, issue a special flight operations certificate — parachuting to an applicant who demonstrates to the Minister the ability to conduct the flight operation in accordance with the Special Flight Operations Standards.