General Conditions of Special Flight Operations Certificate — Balloons
603.20 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
603.21 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
603.22 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
603.23 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.
603.24 (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
603.25 No person shall operate a balloon with passengers on board unless each passenger is carried in the basket.
- SOR/2006-77, s. 16.
603.26 [Repealed, SOR/2006-77, s. 16]
Division III — Parachuting
603.36 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
603.37 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
603.38 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.
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