VFR and IFR Aircraft Operations at Uncontrolled Aerodromes within an MF Area
602.97 (1) Subject to subsection (3), no pilot-in-command shall operate a VFR or IFR aircraft within an MF area unless the aircraft is equipped with radiocommunication equipment pursuant to Subpart 5.
(2) The pilot-in-command of a VFR or IFR aircraft operating within an MF area shall maintain a listening watch on the mandatory frequency specified for use in the MF area.
(3) The pilot-in-command of a VFR aircraft that is not equipped with the radiocommunication equipment referred to in subsection (1) may operate the aircraft to or from an uncontrolled aerodrome that lies within an MF area if
(a) a ground station is in operation at the aerodrome;
(b) prior notice of the pilot-in-command’s intention to operate the aircraft at the aerodrome has been given to the ground station;
(c) when conducting a take-off, the pilot-in-command ascertains by visual observation that there is no likelihood of collision with another aircraft or a vehicle during take-off; and
(d) when approaching for a landing, the aircraft enters the aerodrome traffic circuit from a position that will require it to complete two sides of a rectangular circuit before turning onto the final approach path.
General MF Reporting Requirements
(2) Every report referred to in subsection (1) shall be
MF Reporting Procedures before Entering Manoeuvring Area
602.99 The pilot-in-command of a VFR or IFR aircraft that is operated at an uncontrolled aerodrome that lies within an MF area shall report the pilot-in-command’s intentions before entering the manoeuvring area of the aerodrome.
MF Reporting Procedures on Departure
602.100 The pilot-in-command of a VFR or IFR aircraft that is departing from an uncontrolled aerodrome that lies within an MF area shall
(a) before moving onto the take-off surface, report the pilot-in-command’s departure procedure intentions;
(b) before take-off, ascertain by radiocommunication and by visual observation that there is no likelihood of collision with another aircraft or a vehicle during take-off; and
(c) after take-off, report departing from the aerodrome traffic circuit.
MF Reporting Procedures on Arrival
602.101 The pilot-in-command of a VFR aircraft arriving at an uncontrolled aerodrome that lies within an MF area shall report
(a) before entering the MF area and, where circumstances permit, shall do so at least five minutes before entering the area, giving the aircraft’s position, altitude and estimated time of landing and the pilot-in-command’s arrival procedure intentions;
(b) when joining the aerodrome traffic circuit, giving the aircraft’s position in the circuit;
(c) when on the downwind leg, if applicable;
(d) when on final approach; and
(e) when clear of the surface on which the aircraft has landed.
MF Reporting Procedures When Flying Continuous Circuits
602.102 The pilot-in-command of a VFR aircraft carrying out continuous circuits at an uncontrolled aerodrome that lies within an MF area shall report
(a) when joining the downwind leg of the circuit;
(b) when on final approach, stating the pilot-in-command’s intentions; and
(c) when clear of the surface on which the aircraft has landed.
Reporting Procedures When Flying through an MF Area
602.103 The pilot-in-command of an aircraft flying through an MF area shall report
(a) before entering the MF area and, where circumstances permit, shall do so at least five minutes before entering the area, giving the aircraft’s position and altitude and the pilot-in-command’s intentions; and
(b) when clear of the MF area.
Reporting Procedures for IFR Aircraft When Approaching or Landing at an Uncontrolled Aerodrome
(2) The pilot-in-command of an IFR aircraft who intends to conduct an approach to or a landing at an uncontrolled aerodrome shall report
(a) the pilot-in-command’s intentions regarding the operation of the aircraft
(b) the aircraft’s position
(i) when passing the fix outbound, where the pilot-in-command intends to conduct a procedure turn or, if no procedure turn is intended, when the aircraft first intercepts the final approach course,
(ii) when passing the final approach fix or three minutes before the estimated time of landing where no final approach fix exists, and
(iii) on final approach.
Noise Operating Criteria
602.105 No person shall operate an aircraft at or in the vicinity of an aerodrome except in accordance with the applicable noise abatement procedures and noise control requirements specified by the Minister in the Canada Air Pilot or Canada Flight Supplement, including the procedures and requirements relating to
(a) preferential runways;
(b) minimum noise routes;
(c) hours when aircraft operations are prohibited or restricted;
(d) arrival procedures;
(e) departure procedures;
(f) duration of flights;
(g) the prohibition or restriction of training flights;
(h) VFR or visual approaches;
(i) simulated approach procedures; and
(j) the minimum altitude for the operation of aircraft in the vicinity of the aerodrome.
602.106 (1) Subject to subsection (2), no person shall operate a subsonic turbo-jet aeroplane that has a maximum certificated take-off weight of more than 34 000 kg (74,956 pounds) on take-off at a noise-restricted runway set out in column II of an item of the table to this section at an aerodrome set out in column I of that item, unless there is on board
(a) a certificate of airworthiness indicating that the aeroplane meets the applicable noise emission standards;
(b) a certificate of noise compliance issued in respect of the aeroplane; or
(c) where the aeroplane is not a Canadian aircraft, a document issued by the state of registry that specifies that the aeroplane meets the applicable noise emission requirements of that state.
(2) Subsection (1) does not apply
(a) to the extent that it is inconsistent with any obligation assumed by Canada in respect of a foreign state in a treaty, convention or agreement;
(b) where the pilot-in-command of an aircraft has declared an emergency; or
(c) where an aircraft is operated on
(i) an air evacuation operation,
(ii) any other emergency air operation , or
(iii) a departure from an aerodrome at which it was required to land because of an emergency.
Item Column I Column II AerodromeFootnote for TABLE * Noise-restricted Runways for Take-offFootnote for TABLE * 1 Vancouver International Airport 08L, 08R, 12, 26R 2 Calgary International Airport 07, 10, 16, 25, 28 3 Edmonton City Centre (Blatchford Field) Airport All runways 4 Edmonton International Airport 12 5 Winnipeg / James Armstrong Richardson International Airport 13, 18 6 Hamilton Airport 06 7 Toronto/Lester B. Pearson International Airport 05, 06L, 06R, 15L, 15R 8 Ottawa/Macdonald-Cartier International Airport 32 9 Montréal/Pierre Elliott Trudeau International Airport All runways
Return to footnote *Information taken from the aeronautical information publication of the Department of Transport entitled Canada Flight Supplement
- SOR/99-470, s. 1;
- SOR/2004-29, s. 5;
- SOR/2005-169, s. 1;
- SOR/2009-167, s. 5.
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