Canadian Aviation Regulations (SOR/96-433)

Regulations are current to 2014-11-11 and last amended on 2014-05-29. Previous Versions

Division VI — Private Pilot Licence

Aeroplanes — Privileges

 The holder of a private pilot licence — aeroplane may act as

  • (a) pilot-in-command or co-pilot of an aeroplane of a class and type in respect of which the licence is endorsed with ratings;

  • (b) pilot-in-command of an ultra-light aeroplane; and

  • (c) pilot-in-command or co-pilot of any aircraft for the sole purpose of the holder’s flight training or flight test where

    • (i) in the case of flight training,

      • (A) it is conducted under the direction and supervision of a flight instructor qualified in accordance with section 425.21 of the Personnel Licensing and Training Standards respecting Flight Training, and

      • (B) no passenger is carried on board, and

    • (ii) in the case of a flight test,

      • (A) it is conducted in accordance with section 401.15, and

      • (B) no passenger is carried on board.

  • SOR/2001-49, s. 16;
  • SOR/2011-284, s. 11;
  • SOR/2014-15, s. 11.

Helicopters — Privileges

 The holder of a private pilot licence — helicopter may act as

  • (a) pilot-in-command or co-pilot of a helicopter of a type in respect of which the licence is endorsed with ratings; and

  • (b) pilot-in-command or co-pilot of any aircraft for the sole purpose of the holder’s flight training or flight test where

    • (i) in the case of flight training,

      • (A) it is conducted under the direction and supervision of a flight instructor qualified in accordance with section 425.21 of the Personnel Licensing and Training Standards respecting Flight Training, and

      • (B) no passenger is carried on board, and

    • (ii) in the case of a flight test,

      • (A) it is conducted in accordance with section 401.15, and

      • (B) no passenger is carried on board.

  • SOR/2001-49, s. 17;
  • SOR/2011-284, s. 12;
  • SOR/2014-15, s. 12.

Aeroplanes and Helicopters — Reimbursement of Costs Incurred in respect of a Flight

[SOR/2005-320, s. 4(F)]
  •  (1) The holder of a private pilot licence shall not act as the pilot-in-command of an aeroplane or helicopter for hire or reward unless the conditions set out in subsection (2), (3), (4) or (5), as applicable, are met.

  • (2) The holder of a private pilot licence may receive reimbursement for costs incurred in respect of a flight if the holder

    • (a) is the owner or operator of the aircraft;

    • (b) conducts the flight for purposes other than hire or reward;

    • (c) carries passengers only incidentally to the purposes of the flight; and

    • (d) receives a reimbursement that

      • (i) is provided only by the passengers referred to in paragraph (c), and

      • (ii) is for the purpose of sharing the costs of fuel, oil and fees charged against the aircraft in respect of the flight, as applicable.

  • (3) The holder of a private pilot licence may receive reimbursement from the holder’s employer for costs incurred in respect of a flight if the holder

    • (a) is employed on a full-time basis by the employer for purposes other than flying;

    • (b) conducts the flight on the employer’s business and the flight is incidental to the execution of the holder’s duties; and

    • (c) receives a reimbursement that

      • (i) in the case of an aircraft owned by the holder, is paid at a rate based on distance travelled or number of hours flown and that does not exceed the total of the holder’s direct operating costs and the fees charged against the aircraft in respect of the flight, or

      • (ii) in the case of a rental aircraft, does not exceed the total of the holder’s rental costs, direct operating costs and the fees charged against the aircraft in respect of the flight.

  • (4) The holder of a private pilot licence may receive reimbursement from a charitable, not-for-profit or public security organization in respect of a flight conducted by the holder as a volunteer for that organization if the reimbursement

    • (a) in the case of an aircraft owned by the holder, is paid at a rate based on distance travelled or number of hours flown and does not exceed the total of the holder’s direct operating costs and the fees charged against the aircraft in respect of the flight; or

    • (b) in the case of a rental aircraft, does not exceed the total of the holder’s rental costs, direct operating costs and the fees charged against the aircraft in respect of the flight.

  • (5) The holder of a private pilot licence who is a farmer, as defined in section 700.01, may conduct aerial work involving the dispersal of products for agricultural purposes for hire or reward if the holder

    • (a) does not hold an air operator certificate;

    • (b) owns the aircraft that is used to disperse the products;

    • (c) has at least 150 hours of flight time as pilot-in-command, including at least 25 hours of flight time in the type of aircraft being used;

    • (d) ensures that no more than the minimum number of crew members needed to disperse the products is on board the aircraft;

    • (e) ensures that the dispersal takes place within 25 miles of the centre of the holder’s farm; and

    • (f) ensures that no dispersal is conducted within a control zone without the authority of the appropriate air traffic control unit.

  • SOR/2005-320, s. 4.