Canadian Aviation Regulations (SOR/96-433)

Regulations are current to 2015-11-16 and last amended on 2015-08-31. Previous Versions

Designation of Pilot-in-command and Second-in-command

  •  (1) A private operator shall designate, for each flight, a pilot-in-command or, if the crew includes two or more flight crew members, a pilot-in-command and a second-in-command.

  • (2) The private operator shall record the name of the pilot-in-command and, if applicable, second-in-command designated for each flight under subsection (1) and shall retain the record for at least 180 days after the day on which the flight is completed.

  • SOR/2005-341, s. 5;
  • SOR/2014-131, s. 18.

Flight Dispatchers and Flight Followers

 A flight dispatcher and a flight follower shall, in respect of a flight conducted by a private operator,

  • (a) perform flight following and flight watch;

  • (b) provide any operational information requested by a flight crew member; and

  • (c) notify search and rescue authorities in a timely manner if a flight is overdue or missing.

  • SOR/2005-341, s. 5;
  • SOR/2014-131, s. 18.

Instrument Approaches — Landing

 No person shall, in an aircraft operated by a private operator, conduct a landing following an instrument approach unless, immediately before landing, the pilot-in-command ascertains, by means of radiocommunication or visual inspection,

  • (a) the condition of the runway or surface of intended landing; and

  • (b) the wind direction and speed.

  • SOR/2009-280, s. 34;
  • SOR/2014-131, s. 18.

[604.29 to 604.35 reserved]

 [Repealed, SOR/2005-341, s. 5]

Division III — Flight Operations — Documents


  •  (1) A private operator shall provide every crew member with the checklist referred to in paragraph 602.60(1)(a) or with the part of the checklist that is necessary for the performance of the crew member’s duties.

  • (2) Every crew member shall follow, in the performance of his or her duties, the checklist or part of the checklist referred to in subsection (1).

  • SOR/2014-131, s. 18.

Aircraft Operating Manual

  •  (1) A private operator may establish an aircraft operating manual for the operation of its aircraft.

  • (2) An aircraft operating manual shall

    • (a) contain aircraft operating procedures that are consistent with those contained in the aircraft flight manual;

    • (b) contain, if the aircraft flight manual is not carried on board the aircraft, the aircraft performance data and limitations specified in that manual, and clearly identify them as aircraft flight manual requirements;

    • (c) contain the private operator’s standard operating procedures, if any; and

    • (d) identify the aircraft to which it relates.

  • SOR/2014-131, s. 18.