Canadian Aviation Regulations (SOR/96-433)

Regulations are current to 2016-09-18 and last amended on 2015-08-31. Previous Versions

Conduct of a Flight Test

  •  (1) The examiner shall conduct a flight test in accordance with section 3 of Schedules 1 to 18 to the flight testing standards.

  • (2) The examiner shall evaluate the performance of a candidate in accordance with section 4 of Schedules 1 to 18 to the flight testing standards by verifying, during the flight test, the candidate’s knowledge and skills when performing the items set out in section 4 of those schedules, taking into account the general tolerances specified in that section. The examiner shall record the results on the form entitled Flight Test Report in the manner specified by the Minister.

  • (3) In the case of a flight test conducted in accordance with Schedules 1 to 8 to the flight testing standards, the examiner shall not take part in the pilotage of the aeroplane or helicopter during the flight test except in the cases set out in paragraph 3(b) of those schedules.

  • SOR/2011-284, s. 16.

 In the case of a flight test conducted in accordance with Schedules 1 to 8 to the flight testing standards, the examiner may have the candidate repeat an item if

  • (a) the item is discontinued for safety reasons;

  • (b) the examiner intervened on the flight controls to avoid a collision with another aircraft that the candidate could not see;

  • (c) the candidate understood the specific nature of the item but did not understand the examiner’s request to perform it; or

  • (d) the examiner was distracted to the point of not being able to adequately observe the candidate’s performance of the item.

  • SOR/2011-284, s. 16.

Incomplete Flight Test

 If the candidate has successfully completed some of the items during a flight test but the flight test cannot be completed for reasons beyond the candidate’s control, the subsequent flight test shall meet the following requirements:

  • (a) only the items that the candidate could not perform during the initial flight test shall be performed;

  • (b) the candidate shall take the subsequent flight test within

    • (i) 60 days after the date of the incomplete flight test, in the case of a flight test described in Schedule 1 to the flight testing standards, or

    • (ii) 30 days after the date of the incomplete flight test, in the case of a flight test described in Schedules 2 to 18 to the flight testing standards; and

  • (c) in the case of a flight test conducted in accordance with Schedule 8 to the flight testing standards, the subsequent flight test shall be conducted using an aircraft in the same instrument rating group as the aircraft used in the initial flight test.

  • SOR/2011-284, s. 16;
  • SOR/2015-160, s. 24(F).

Failure and Re-test — Schedules 1 to 8 to Flight Testing Standards

  •  (1) In the case of a flight test conducted in accordance with Schedules 1 to 8 to the flight testing standards, a candidate fails the flight test if

    • (a) the candidate’s performance of an item includes deviations that are repeated or that the candidate either does not recognize or does not correct in a timely manner;

    • (b) the candidate’s handling of the aircraft is rough or includes uncorrected or excessive deviations from specified tolerances;

    • (c) the candidate, as a result of a pilot error or faulty handling of the aircraft, exceeds by more than double the deviation tolerances specified in the table to section 4 of Schedules 1 to 8 of those standards, even if a correction is made;

    • (d) the candidate does not demonstrate the level of technical proficiency or knowledge necessary to carry out the functions of a holder of a licence, permit or rating;

    • (e) the candidate has lapses in situational awareness that are not identified or corrected;

    • (f) the candidate’s flight management skills are ineffective; or

    • (g) the safety of the flight is compromised.

  • (2) A candidate who fails not more than two air flight test items described in Schedules 1 to 7 to the flight testing standards may take a re-test of each failed item within:

    • (a) 60 days after the date of the failed test, in the case of a flight test described in Schedule 1 to those standards; or

    • (b) 30 days after the date of the failed test, in the case of a flight test described in Schedules 2 to 7 to those standards.

  • (3) A candidate who fails not more than one air flight test item described in Schedule 8 to the flight testing standards may take a re-test of the failed item within 30 days after the date of the failed test.

  • (4) A candidate must take a complete re-test for a licence, permit or rating referred to in Schedules 1 to 8 to the flight testing standards if

    • (a) during a flight test, the candidate displays unsafe airmanship or dangerous flying resulting in the flight test being assessed as a failure;

    • (b) the candidate repeatedly fails to use appropriate and effective visual scanning techniques to ensure that the area is cleared before or while performing an item that involves visual manoeuvres;

    • (c) during a complete flight test, the candidate fails any ground flight test item;

    • (d) during a complete flight test, the candidate fails more than two air flight test items in the case of a flight test described in Schedules 1 to 7 to the flight testing standards or more than one air flight test item in the case of a flight test described in Schedule 8 to those standards;

    • (e) the candidate fails an item during a partial re-test; or

    • (f) the candidate does not complete a partial re-test within a period specified in subsection (2).

  • SOR/2011-284, s. 16.

Failure of a Flight Test — Schedules 9 to 18 to Flight Testing Standards

 In the case of a flight test conducted in accordance with Schedules 9 to 18 to the flight testing standards, a candidate fails the flight test if

  • (a) the candidate performs an air flight test item using unsafe airmanship or completes the item with major deviations from the level of competency required for the issuance of a commercial pilot licence — aeroplane or a commercial pilot licence — helicopter;

  • (b) the candidate fails to use appropriate and effective visual scanning techniques to ensure that the area is cleared before or while performing an item that involves visual manoeuvres;

  • (c) the candidate acts or fails to act in such a manner that the examiner is required to take corrective action to maintain safe flight;

  • (d) the candidate instructs, on the ground or in the air, in a manner that the examiner determines would result in a lack of understanding or in a misunderstanding that could lead to a dangerous flight situation;

  • (e) the candidate fails to accomplish the aim of one or more of the items of the flight test;

  • (f) the candidate does not demonstrate the level of technical proficiency or knowledge necessary to carry out the functions of a holder of a flight instructor rating; or

  • (g) the candidate displays an ineffective instructional technique.

  • SOR/2011-284, s. 16.

Part V — Airworthiness

Interpretation

 In this Part, rotorcraft means a gyroplane or a helicopter.

  • SOR/98-526, s. 2;
  • SOR/2009-280, s. 23.

Subpart 1 — Annual Airworthiness Information Report

Requirement to Report

  •  (1) Subject to subsection (2), the owner of a Canadian aircraft, other than an ultra-light aeroplane, shall submit to the Minister an Annual Airworthiness Information Report in respect of the aircraft, in the form and manner specified in Chapter 501 of the Airworthiness Manual, either as

    • (a) an individual report; or

    • (b) where approved in conformity with Chapter 501 of the Airworthiness Manual, a consolidated fleet report.

  • (2) The submission of the Annual Airworthiness Information Report is not required where the aircraft is out of service and its owner

    • (a) reports, in the form and manner specified in Chapter 501 of the Airworthiness Manual, that the aircraft is out of service and is expected to remain out of service for one or more of the reporting periods for which an Annual Airworthiness Information Report would otherwise be required; and

    • (b) notifies the Minister forthwith when that aircraft is brought back into service.

Information to Be Reported

 The owner of a Canadian aircraft shall provide in the Annual Airworthiness Information Report the information on the characteristics of the aircraft and on the maintenance of its airworthiness that is specified in Chapter 501 of the Airworthiness Manual.

 
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