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Canadian Aviation Regulations (SOR/96-433)

Regulations are current to 2021-11-17 and last amended on 2021-07-07. Previous Versions

Part IV — Personnel Licensing and Training (continued)

Subpart 1 — Flight Crew Permits, Licences and Ratings (continued)

Division XVIII — Flight Instructor Rating — Aeroplane (continued)

[401.73 to 401.76 reserved]

Division XIX — Flight Instructor Rating — Helicopter

Class 4 — Privileges

 The holder of a Class 4 flight instructor rating — helicopter may

  • (a) conduct dual flight instruction in respect of the issuance of a pilot permit — recreational — helicopter or pilot licence — helicopter or the endorsement of a night rating or a VFR OTT rating on a pilot licence — helicopter;

  • (b) authorize a trainee to conduct a solo flight in a helicopter;

  • (c) recommend a trainee for a flight test in respect of the issuance of a pilot permit — recreational — helicopter or pilot licence — helicopter; and

  • (d) recommend a trainee for the endorsement of a night rating or a VFR OTT rating on the trainee’s pilot licence — helicopter.

  • SOR/2001-49, s. 24
Class 3 — Privileges

 The holder of a Class 3 flight instructor rating — helicopter may exercise the privileges of a Class 4 flight instructor rating — helicopter.

Class 2 — Privileges

 The holder of a Class 2 flight instructor rating — helicopter may

  • (a) exercise the privileges of a Class 3 flight instructor rating — helicopter;

  • (b) supervise the holder of a Class 4 flight instructor rating — helicopter; and

  • (c) act as chief flight instructor of a flight training unit.

Class 1 — Privileges

 The holder of a Class 1 flight instructor rating — helicopter may

  • (a) exercise the privileges of a Class 2 flight instructor rating — helicopter; and

  • (b) conduct ground school instruction and flight training in respect of the endorsement of a licence with a flight instructor rating — helicopter.

Division XX — Flight Instructor Ratings — Glider, Balloon and Gyroplane

Rating

 The Minister shall, as appropriate, endorse the following permits and licences with a flight instructor rating — glider, balloon or gyroplane if the applicant for the rating meets the requirements referred to in section 401.06:

  • (a) pilot permit — gyroplane;

  • (b) pilot licence — glider; and

  • (c) pilot licence — balloon.

Gliders — Privileges

 The holder of a flight instructor rating — glider may

  • (a) conduct dual flight instruction in respect of the issuance of a pilot licence — glider;

  • (b) conduct dual flight instruction in respect of the endorsement of a type rating on a pilot licence — glider;

  • (c) authorize a trainee to conduct solo flight in a glider;

  • (d) conduct ground school instruction and flight training in respect of the endorsement of a pilot licence — glider with a flight instructor rating — glider;

  • (e) conduct a flight test and recommend a trainee for

    • (i) the issuance of a pilot licence — glider,

    • (ii) the endorsement of a pilot licence — glider with a type rating, or

    • (iii) the endorsement of a pilot licence — glider with a flight instructor rating — glider;

  • (f) certify the competency of the holder of a pilot licence — glider to carry passengers in a glider; and

  • (g) endorse a trainee’s personal log in respect of methods of launch.

Balloons — Privileges

 The holder of a flight instructor rating — balloon may

  • (a) authorize a trainee to conduct solo flight in a balloon;

  • (b) conduct ground school instruction and dual flight instruction in respect of the endorsement of a pilot licence — balloon with a flight instructor rating — balloon;

  • (c) conduct a flight test and recommend a trainee for

    • (i) the issuance of a pilot licence — balloon, or

    • (ii) the endorsement of a pilot licence — balloon with a flight instructor rating — balloon;

  • (d) recommend a trainee for the endorsement of a type rating on the trainee’s pilot licence — balloon;

  • (e) where the holder’s licence is endorsed with a night rating,

    • (i) conduct dual flight instruction in respect of the endorsement of a night rating on a pilot licence — balloon, and

    • (ii) recommend a trainee for the endorsement of a night rating on the trainee’s pilot licence — balloon;

  • (f) endorse a trainee’s personal log in respect of methods of inflation; and

  • (g) conduct dual flight instruction in respect of the issuance of a pilot licence — balloon.

  • SOR/2001-49, s. 25
Gyroplanes — Privileges

 The holder of a flight instructor rating — gyroplane may

  • (a) conduct flight instruction in respect of the issuance of a pilot permit — gyroplane or the endorsement of a type rating on such a permit;

  • (b) authorize a trainee to conduct solo flight in a gyroplane;

  • (c) recommend a trainee for a flight test in respect of the issuance of a pilot permit — gyroplane;

  • (d) recommend a trainee for the endorsement of a type rating on the trainee’s pilot permit — gyroplane;

  • (e) where the holder’s licence is endorsed with a night rating,

    • (i) conduct flight training in respect of the endorsement of a night rating on a pilot permit — gyroplane, and

    • (ii) recommend a trainee for the endorsement of a night rating on the trainee’s pilot permit — gyroplane; and

  • (f) where the holder has acquired the experience and qualifications specified in the personnel licensing standards,

    • (i) conduct ground school instruction and flight training in respect of the endorsement of a flight instructor rating — gyroplane on a pilot permit — gyroplane,

    • (ii) recommend a trainee for a flight test for the endorsement of a flight instructor rating — gyroplane on a pilot permit — gyroplane, and

    • (iii) conduct a flight test and recommend a trainee for

      • (A) the issuance of a pilot permit — gyroplane, or

      • (B) the endorsement of a pilot permit — gyroplane with a flight instructor rating — gyroplane.

Period of Validity
  •  (1) Flight instructor ratings — glider and balloon are valid for the period specified on the licence in accordance with the personnel licensing standards, if the period does not exceed 37 months.

  • (2) A flight instructor rating — gyroplane is valid for the period specified on the licence in accordance with the personnel licensing standards, if the period does not exceed 13 months.

Renewal of Flight Instructor Ratings — Glider, Balloon and Gyroplane

 The Minister shall renew a flight instructor rating — glider, balloon or gyroplane in accordance with the personnel licensing standards, where the holder of the rating continues to meet the requirements referred to in section 401.06 for the endorsement of the rating.

Division XXI — Flight Instructor Rating — Ultra-Light Aeroplane

Rating

 The Minister shall endorse a pilot permit — ultra-light aeroplane with a flight instructor rating — ultra-light aeroplane if the applicant for the rating meets the requirements referred to in section 401.06.

Privileges

 The holder of a flight instructor rating — ultra-light aeroplane may

  • (a) operate an ultra-light aeroplane with one other person on board if the holder has not less than 10 hours of flight time as a pilot of an ultra-light aeroplane with the same control configuration and the flight is conducted for the purpose of providing dual flight instruction for

    • (i) the issuance of a pilot permit — ultra-light aeroplane,

    • (ii) the endorsement of a pilot permit — ultra-light aeroplane with a passenger-carrying rating, or

    • (iii) the endorsement of a pilot permit — ultra-light aeroplane with a flight instructor rating — ultra-light aeroplane;

  • (b) authorize the holder of a student pilot permit — ultra-light aeroplane to conduct a solo flight in an ultra-light aeroplane;

  • (c) conduct ground school instruction for the endorsement of a pilot permit — ultra-light aeroplane with a flight instructor rating — ultra-light aeroplane;

  • (d) certify that an applicant has demonstrated the ability to meet the level of competency specified in the personnel licensing standards for

    • (i) the issuance of a pilot permit — ultra-light aeroplane, or

    • (ii) the endorsement of a pilot permit — ultra-light aeroplane with a flight instructor rating — ultra-light aeroplane; and

  • (e) recommend an applicant for a flight test for the issuance of a passenger-carrying rating.

  • SOR/2005-319, s. 5
Period of Validity

 A flight instructor rating — ultra-light aeroplane is valid for the period specified on the licence in accordance with the personnel licensing standards, if the period does not exceed 61 months.

  • SOR/2001-49, s. 26
Renewal of Flight Instructor Rating — Ultra-light Aeroplane

 The Minister shall renew a flight instructor rating — ultra-light aeroplane in accordance with the personnel licensing standards where the holder of the rating continues to meet the requirements referred to in section 401.06 for the endorsement of the rating.

  • SOR/2003-129, s. 8(E)

Division XXII — Flight Instructor Rating — Aeroplane — Aerobatic

Rating

 The Minister shall endorse a commercial pilot licence — aeroplane or an airline transport pilot licence — aeroplane with a Class 1 or Class 2 flight instructor rating — aeroplane — aerobatic if the applicant for the rating meets the requirements referred to in section 401.06.

Class 2 Rating — Privileges

 The holder of a Class 2 flight instructor rating — aeroplane — aerobatic may

  • (a) conduct flight instruction in the performance of aerobatic manoeuvres; and

  • (b) certify a licensed pilot’s personal log with respect to competency to perform aerobatic manoeuvres.

Class 1 Rating — Privileges

 The holder of a Class 1 flight instructor rating — aeroplane — aerobatic may

  • (a) exercise the privileges of a Class 2 flight instructor rating — aeroplane — aerobatic;

  • (b) provide ground school and flight instruction in respect of the endorsement of a licence with a flight instructor rating — aeroplane — aerobatic; and

  • (c) recommend a trainee for a flight test in respect of the endorsement of the trainee’s licence with a flight instructor rating — aeroplane — aerobatic.

Division XXIII — Flight Instructor Rating — Glider — Aerobatic

Rating

 The Minister shall endorse a licence endorsed with a flight instructor rating — glider with a flight instructor rating — glider — aerobatic if the applicant for the flight instructor rating — glider — aerobatic meets the requirements referred to in section 401.06.

Privileges

 The holder of a flight instructor rating — glider — aerobatic may

  • (a) provide, in a glider, flight instruction in the performance of aerobatic manoeuvres;

  • (b) provide dual flight instruction to the holder of a flight instructor rating — glider in respect of the endorsement of the holder’s licence with an aerobatic rating — glider; and

  • (c) recommend the holder of a flight instructor rating — glider for the endorsement of an aerobatic rating — glider on the holder’s licence.

[401.96 to 401.99 reserved]

Subpart 2 — Air Traffic Controller Licences and Ratings

Division I — General

Interpretation
  •  (1) In this Subpart, proficiency check means an assessment of the operational knowledge, skill and judgement of the holder of, or an applicant for, an air traffic control licence or rating, with respect to the provision of the requisite air traffic services relating to that licence or rating at an operational location.

  • (2) Any reference in this Subpart to the personnel licensing standards is a reference to the Personnel Licensing and Training Standards respecting Air Traffic Controller Licences and Ratings.

Application

 This Subpart applies to persons who hold an air traffic controller licence or who apply for the issuance of such a licence or the endorsement of such a licence with a rating.

Issuance and Endorsement of Air Traffic Controller Licences and Ratings
  •  (1) Subject to section 6.71 of the Act and subsections (3) and (4), the Minister shall, on receipt of an application submitted in the form and manner specified in the personnel licensing standards, issue an air traffic controller licence or endorse the applicant’s air traffic controller licence with a rating where the applicant provides documentation to the Minister that establishes

    • (a) the applicant’s citizenship; and

    • (b) that the applicant meets the applicable requirements set out in the personnel licensing standards in respect of

      • (i) minimum age,

      • (ii) medical fitness,

      • (iii) knowledge, and

      • (iv) experience.

      • (v) [Repealed, SOR/2008-122, s. 2]

  • (1.1) An application shall also include

    • (a) one photograph of the applicant that meets the requirements of subsection 422.03(3) of the personnel licensing standards; and

    • (b) documentation establishing that the applicant demonstrated, by means of an evaluation, their ability to speak and understand English, or both English and French, at the operational or expert level in accordance with the language proficiency scale set out in the table to subsection 422.03(4) of the personnel licensing standards.

  • (2) The Minister may specify in an air traffic controller licence any condition in respect of the exercise of the privileges of the licence or the privileges of a rating endorsed on the licence, if the condition is required to ensure aviation safety, including any condition in respect of

    • (a) the training of the licence holder;

    • (b) the supervision of the licence holder;

    • (c) the equipment that the licence holder may use; or

    • (d) the operational location at which the licence holder may exercise the privileges of the holder’s air traffic controller licence.

  • (3) Where air traffic control services are provided at an operational location in English only, the Minister shall not endorse an air traffic controller licence with a rating for that operational location unless the applicant has passed an examination that demonstrates that the applicant is sufficiently competent in the use of that language to be able to engage in two-way radiocommunication involving the exchange of safety and control messages.

  • (4) Where air traffic control services are provided at an operational location in both official languages, the Minister shall not endorse an air traffic controller licence with a rating for that operational location unless the applicant has passed an examination that demonstrates that the applicant is sufficiently competent in the use of both official languages to be able to engage in two-way radiocommunication involving the exchange of safety and control messages.

  • SOR/2008-122, s. 2
Prohibitions
  •  (1) No person shall act as an air traffic controller or exercise the privileges of an air traffic controller licence unless

    • (a) the person holds an air traffic controller licence endorsed with a rating appropriate to the privileges being exercised and with the appropriate operational location;

    • (b) the licence is valid;

    • (c) the person holds a valid Category 1 or 2 medical certificate; and

    • (d) the person can produce the licence and certificate when exercising those privileges.

  • (2) Paragraph (1)(a) does not apply to a person who, while under supervision, acts as an air traffic controller or exercises the privileges of an air traffic controller licence when undergoing

    • (a) instruction, training or testing in respect of an air traffic controller licence; or

    • (b) ATC unit familiarization in the course of the person’s employment.

  • SOR/2010-26, s. 5
 
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