Canadian Aviation Regulations (SOR/96-433)

Regulations are current to 2015-08-30 and last amended on 2015-08-02. Previous Versions

Participant and Aircraft Eligibility

 No person shall operate an aircraft or permit an aircraft to be operated in a special aviation event unless the person operating the aircraft and the aircraft

  • (a) meet the eligibility requirements specified in section 623.06 of the Special Flight Operations Standards; and

  • (b) are authorized to do so in a special flight operations certificate-special aviation event.

  • SOR/2006-77, s. 15.

Minimum Safety Distances and Altitudes

 No person shall operate an aircraft in a special aviation event at a distance from, or at an altitude above, a spectator area, a built-up area or an occupied building if that distance or altitude is less than the minimum specified in section 623.07 of the Special Flight Operations Standards.

  • SOR/2006-77, s. 15.

Weather Conditions

 No person shall operate an aircraft in a special aviation event in weather conditions that are below the minimum conditions specified in the Special Flight Operations Standards.

Participant Briefing

 No person shall operate an aircraft in a special aviation event unless the person has received a participant briefing that meets the Special Flight Operations Standards.

[603.10 to 603.15 reserved]

Division II — Balloons with Fare-paying Passengers

Application

 This Division applies in respect of the operation of a balloon where fare-paying passengers are carried on board.

Certification Requirements for Balloon Operations

 No person shall operate a balloon under this Division unless the person complies with the provisions of a special flight operations certificate — balloons issued by the Minister pursuant to section 603.18.

Issuance of Special Flight Operations Certificate — Balloons

 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 — balloons to an applicant who demonstrates to the Minister the ability to conduct the flight operation in accordance with the Special Flight Operations Standards.

Contents of Special Flight Operations Certificate — Balloons

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

  • (a) the name and address of the balloon operator;

  • (b) the number of the certificate;

  • (c) the date of issue of the certificate;

  • (d) the general conditions identified in section 603.20; and

  • (e) specific conditions with respect to

    • (i) the types and AX class of balloons authorized and, where the balloon is of a special shape or is a foreign-registered balloon, its registration,

    • (ii) the external carriage of passengers, and

    • (iii) any other condition pertaining to the operation that the Minister deems necessary for aviation safety.