Canadian Aviation Regulations (SOR/96-433)

Regulations are current to 2017-10-13 and last amended on 2017-09-15. Previous Versions

 [Repealed, SOR/2008-277, s. 1]

 [Repealed, SOR/2008-277, s. 1]

Subpart 3 — Special Flight Operations

Division I — Special Aviation Events

Certification Requirements for Special Aviation Events

 No person shall conduct a special aviation event unless the person complies with the provisions of a special flight operations certificate — special aviation event issued by the Minister pursuant to section 603.02.

Issuance of Special Flight Operations Certificate — Special Aviation Event

 Subject to section 6.71 of the Act, the Minister shall, on receipt of an application submitted in the form and manner required by and within the time limits specified in the Special Flight Operations Standards, issue a special flight operations certificate-special aviation event to an applicant who demonstrates to the Minister the ability to conduct a special aviation event in accordance with the Special Flight Operations Standards.

  • SOR/2006-77, s. 13.

Contents of Special Flight Operations Certificate — Special Aviation Event

 A special flight operations certificate — special aviation event shall contain the following information:

  • (a) the name and address of the certificate holder;

  • (b) the number of the certificate;

  • (c) the date of issue of the certificate;

  • (d) the validity period of the certificate;

  • (e) the general conditions identified in section 603.04; and

  • (f) specific conditions with respect to

    • (i) the types of aircraft authorized to operate at the special aviation event and, if applicable, their registration,

    • (ii) the names and, if applicable, the qualifications of the flight crew members authorized to participate in the special aviation event, and

    • (iii) any other condition pertaining to the special aviation event that the Minister deems necessary for aviation safety.

General Conditions of Special Flight Operations Certificate — Special Aviation Event

 A special flight operations certificate — special aviation event shall contain the following general conditions:

  • (a) the certificate holder shall maintain an adequate management organization;

  • (b) the certificate holder shall ensure that participants are

    • (i) qualified for the type of demonstration to be flown, and

    • (ii) provided with a briefing that meets the Special Flight Operations Standards; and

  • (c) the certificate holder shall conduct the special aviation event in a safe manner.

Event Management

 No person shall conduct a special aviation event unless the person has a management organization that

  • (a) is capable of exercising supervision and operational control over

    • (i) persons attending the special aviation event,

    • (ii) any flight that is to be operated at the special aviation event; and

    • (iii) personnel involved in the conduct of the special aviation event whose duties and responsibilities are specified in the Special Flight Operations Standards; and

  • (b) meets the Special Flight Operations Standards.

  • SOR/2006-77, s. 14.

Participant and Aircraft Eligibility

 No person shall operate an aircraft or permit an aircraft to be operated in a special aviation event unless the person operating the aircraft and the aircraft

  • (a) meet the eligibility requirements specified in section 623.06 of the Special Flight Operations Standards; and

  • (b) are authorized to do so in a special flight operations certificate-special aviation event.

  • SOR/2006-77, s. 15.

Minimum Safety Distances and Altitudes

 No person shall operate an aircraft in a special aviation event at a distance from, or at an altitude above, a spectator area, a built-up area or an occupied building if that distance or altitude is less than the minimum specified in section 623.07 of the Special Flight Operations Standards.

  • SOR/2006-77, s. 15.

Weather Conditions

 No person shall operate an aircraft in a special aviation event in weather conditions that are below the minimum conditions specified in the Special Flight Operations Standards.

Participant Briefing

 No person shall operate an aircraft in a special aviation event unless the person has received a participant briefing that meets the Special Flight Operations Standards.

[603.10 to 603.15 reserved]

Division II — Balloons with Fare-paying Passengers

Application

 This Division applies in respect of the operation of a balloon where fare-paying passengers are carried on board.

Certification Requirements for Balloon Operations

 No person shall operate a balloon under this Division unless the person complies with the provisions of a special flight operations certificate — balloons issued by the Minister pursuant to section 603.18.

Issuance of Special Flight Operations Certificate — Balloons

 Subject to section 6.71 of the Act, the Minister shall, on receipt of an application submitted in the form and manner required by the Special Flight Operations Standards, issue a special flight operations certificate — balloons to an applicant who demonstrates to the Minister the ability to conduct the flight operation in accordance with the Special Flight Operations Standards.

Contents of Special Flight Operations Certificate — Balloons

 A special flight operations certificate — balloons shall contain the following information:

  • (a) the name and address of the balloon operator;

  • (b) the number of the certificate;

  • (c) the date of issue of the certificate;

  • (d) the general conditions identified in section 603.20; and

  • (e) specific conditions with respect to

    • (i) the types and AX class of balloons authorized and, where the balloon is of a special shape or is a foreign-registered balloon, its registration,

    • (ii) the external carriage of passengers, and

    • (iii) any other condition pertaining to the operation that the Minister deems necessary for aviation safety.

General Conditions of Special Flight Operations Certificate — Balloons

 A special flight operations certificate — balloons shall contain the following general conditions:

  • (a) the balloon operator shall maintain balloons that are properly equipped for the area of operation and the type of operation;

  • (b) the balloon operator shall maintain its balloons in accordance with the requirements of Subpart 5;

  • (c) the balloon operator shall employ flight crew members who meet the Special Flight Operations Standards; and

  • (d) the balloon operator shall conduct a safe operation.

Crew Member Qualifications

 No balloon operator shall permit a person to act and no person shall act as the pilot-in-command of a balloon unless the person meets the qualification and currency requirements set out in the Special Flight Operations Standards.

Briefing of Passengers

 The pilot-in-command of a balloon shall ensure that passengers are given a safety briefing that meets the Special Flight Operations Standards.

Operations at Night

 No person shall operate a balloon in free flight at night unless

  • (a) the balloon is equipped in accordance with section 605.19; and

  • (b) landings are conducted during the day.

Tethered Flight

  •  (1) No person shall operate a balloon in tethered flight with passengers on board unless the pilot-in-command is on board.

  • (2) The pilot-in-command shall record all time spent in tethered flight as air time for the purpose of maintenance.

Carriage of Passengers

 No person shall operate a balloon with passengers on board unless each passenger is carried in the basket.

  • SOR/2006-77, s. 16.

 [Repealed, SOR/2006-77, s. 16]

 
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