Canadian Aviation Regulations (SOR/96-433)

Regulations are current to 2017-09-27 and last amended on 2017-09-15. Previous Versions

Validation of Foreign Licences

  •  (1) Subject to section 6.71 of the Act, if the holder of a foreign flight crew licence issued by a contracting state other than Canada meets the applicable requirements set out in the personnel licensing standards and does not reside in Canada, the Minister shall, on receipt of an application submitted in the form and manner set out in those standards, issue a foreign licence validation certificate to the holder of the licence.

  • (2) The Minister shall, in accordance with the personnel licensing standards, specify in a foreign licence validation certificate the privileges that may be exercised by the holder of the certificate.

  • SOR/2001-49, s. 6;
  • SOR/2008-140, s. 3.

Personal Logs

  •  (1) Every applicant for, and every holder of, a flight crew permit, licence or rating shall maintain a personal log in accordance with subsection (2) and with the personnel licensing standards for the documentation of

    • (a) experience acquired in respect of the issuance of the flight crew permit, licence or rating; and

    • (b) recency.

  • (2) A personal log that is maintained for the purposes referred to in paragraphs (1)(a) and (b) shall contain the holder’s name and the following information in respect of each flight:

    • (a) the date of the flight;

    • (b) the type of aircraft and its registration mark;

    • (c) the flight crew position in which the holder acted;

    • (d) the flight conditions with respect to day, night, VFR and IFR;

    • (e) in the case of a flight in an aeroplane or helicopter, the place of departure and the place of arrival;

    • (f) in the case of a flight in an aeroplane, all of the intermediate take-offs and landings;

    • (g) the flight time;

    • (h) in the case of a flight in a glider, the method of launch used for the flight; and

    • (i) in the case of a flight in a balloon, the method of inflation used for the flight.

  • (3) No person shall make an entry in a personal log unless the person

    • (a) is the holder of the log; or

    • (b) has been authorized to make the entry by the holder of the log.

  • SOR/2001-49, s. 7.

Credits towards Requirements for a Flight Crew Permit, Licence or Rating

 The Minister shall, in accordance with the personnel licensing standards, credit the flight time acquired by a person in acting as a flight crew member towards the issuance of the person’s flight crew permit or licence or the endorsement of the person’s flight crew licence or permit with a rating.

 [Reserved, SOR/2014-15, s. 3]

Airline Transport Licence — Training Program and Recording of Time

  •  (1) No person shall record in a personal log the flight time acquired by a co-pilot while acting as pilot-in-command under supervision, unless the flight time

    • (a) was acquired in accordance with an airline transport pilot licence training program approved by the Minister pursuant to subsection (2) and carried out in accordance with the personnel licensing standards; and

    • (b) is recorded in the personal log in accordance with the personnel licensing standards.

  • (2) The Minister shall approve a training program referred to in paragraph (1)(a) if the applicable requirements set out in the personnel licensing standards are met.

  • SOR/98-530, s. 2.

Validity of Flight Crew Permits and Licences

  •  (1) A flight crew permit or licence that is issued in the form of a booklet label is not valid unless

    • (a) the label is affixed in an aviation document booklet;

    • (b) the booklet number displayed on the label matches the number of the booklet; and

    • (c) the booklet is signed by the holder.

  • (2) The validity period of a flight crew permit or licence that is issued in the form of a booklet label starts on the day on which it is issued and ends on the expiry date of the aviation document booklet in which it is affixed.

  • (3) The expiry date of an aviation document booklet that has a flight crew permit affixed in it but does not have a flight crew licence affixed in it is the first day of the sixty-first month following the day on which the booklet was issued.

  • (4) The expiry date of an aviation document booklet that has a flight crew licence affixed in it is

    • (a) the first day of the sixty-first month following the day on which the booklet was issued, if the application for the licence included documentation establishing that the holder demonstrated an expert level ability during their language proficiency evaluation; or

    • (b) the first day of the sixty-first month following the day on which the holder’s language proficiency evaluation was conducted, if the application for the licence included documentation establishing that the holder demonstrated an operational level ability during the evaluation.

  • (5) A flight crew permit or licence that was not issued in the form of a booklet label and is listed in column 1 of the table this subsection is valid until the day set out in column 2.

    Table

    ItemColumn 1Column 2
    Flight Crew Permit or LicenceExpiry Date
    1Airline transport pilot licence — aeroplaneJune 30, 2010
    2Airline transport pilot licence — helicopterJune 30, 2010
    3Commercial pilot licence — aeroplaneJune 30, 2010
    4Commercial pilot licence — helicopterJune 30, 2010
    5Private pilot licence — aeroplaneJune 30, 2010
    6Private pilot licence — helicopterJune 30, 2010
    7Flight engineer licenceJune 30, 2010
    8Pilot licence — gliderDecember 31, 2010
    9Pilot licence — balloonDecember 31, 2010
    10Pilot permit — recreationalDecember 31, 2010
    11Pilot permit — gyroplaneDecember 31, 2010
    12Pilot permit — ultra-light aeroplaneDecember 31, 2010
  • SOR/2010-26, s. 4.

Division II — Testing

Examination Prerequisites

  •  (1) Prior to taking a written examination, an applicant for a flight crew permit, licence or rating shall meet the prerequisites for the examination set out in the personnel licensing standards with respect to

    • (a) medical fitness;

    • (b) identification;

    • (c) a recommendation from the flight instructor who is responsible for the training of the applicant; and

    • (d) experience.

  • (2) The applicant for a flight crew permit, licence or rating must be sufficiently competent in one of the official languages to be able to read the examination questions and to write the answers without assistance.

  • SOR/2001-49, s. 8.

Flight Test Prerequisites

 Prior to taking a flight test, an applicant for a flight crew permit, licence or rating shall meet the prerequisites for the test set out in the personnel licensing standards with respect to

  • (a) medical fitness;

  • (b) identification;

  • (c) a recommendation from the flight instructor who is responsible for the training of the applicant;

  • (d) experience; and

  • (e) for applicants for a commercial pilot licence — aeroplane or helicopter, knowledge.

  • SOR/2006-352, s. 7.
 
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