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Canadian Aviation Regulations (SOR/96-433)

Regulations are current to 2019-06-20 and last amended on 2019-06-14. Previous Versions

Part IV — Personnel Licensing and Training (continued)

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

Division II — Testing

Examination Prerequisites
  •  (1) Prior to taking a written examination, an applicant for a flight crew permit, licence or rating shall meet the prerequisites for the examination set out in the personnel licensing standards with respect to

    • (a) medical fitness;

    • (b) identification;

    • (c) a recommendation from the flight instructor who is responsible for the training of the applicant; and

    • (d) experience.

  • (2) The applicant for a flight crew permit, licence or rating must be sufficiently competent in one of the official languages to be able to read the examination questions and to write the answers without assistance.

  • SOR/2001-49, s. 8
Flight Test Prerequisites

 Prior to taking a flight test, an applicant for a flight crew permit, licence or rating shall meet the prerequisites for the test set out in the personnel licensing standards with respect to

  • (a) medical fitness;

  • (b) identification;

  • (c) a recommendation from the flight instructor who is responsible for the training of the applicant;

  • (d) experience; and

  • (e) for applicants for a commercial pilot licence — aeroplane or helicopter, knowledge.

  • SOR/2006-352, s. 7
Conduct of a Flight Test

 No person shall conduct a flight test required for the issuance or renewal of a flight crew permit or licence or for the endorsement of a flight crew permit or licence with a rating unless

  • (a) the person

    • (i) is designated by the Minister to conduct the flight test, and

    • (ii) meets the requirements of section 425.21 of Standard 425 — Flight Training; and

  • (b) the flight test is conducted in accordance with

    • (i) Subpart 8, in the case of an aeroplane or helicopter, or

    • (ii) the personnel licensing standards, in any other case.

  • SOR/2001-49, s. 9
  • SOR/2005-319, s. 2
  • SOR/2011-284, s. 4
  • SOR/2019-119, s. 47
Failure of a Flight Test

 Where an applicant has failed a flight test, the applicant shall complete the remedial requirements specified in the personnel licensing standards prior to being retested.

Failure of a Flight Test for a Rating Renewal
  •  (1) Where, during a flight test, the holder of a rating fails to meet the requirements specified in the personnel licensing standards for the lowest class of that rating, the Minister shall suspend the rating.

  • (2) Where, during a flight test for a flight instructor rating, the holder of a rating fails to meet the requirements specified in the personnel licensing standards for renewal of the rating but meets the requirements for a lower class of that rating the Minister shall endorse the holder’s licence with the lower class of that rating.

Examiner’s Endorsement of Personal Log — Gliders and Balloons
  •  (1) Where the applicant for a pilot licence — glider successfully completes the flight test required for the licence, the flight test examiner shall so endorse the applicant’s personal log, recording therein the method of launch that was used for the flight test and any other information specified in the personnel licensing standards.

  • (2) Where the holder of a pilot licence — glider demonstrates, in accordance with the personnel licensing standards, additional methods of launch to an instructor who holds a flight instructor rating — glider, the instructor shall so endorse the holder’s personal log, recording therein the additional methods of launch used.

  • (3) Where an applicant for a pilot licence — balloon successfully completes the flight test required for the licence, the flight test examiner shall so endorse the applicant’s personal log, recording therein the method of inflation that was used for the flight test and any other information specified in the personnel licensing standards.

  • (4) Where the holder of a pilot licence — balloon demonstrates, in accordance with the personnel licensing standards, additional methods of inflation to an instructor who holds a flight instructor rating — balloon, the instructor shall so endorse the holder’s personal log, recording therein the additional methods of inflation used.

Division III — Student Pilot Permits

Privileges
  •  (1) The holder of a student pilot permit may act as pilot-in-command of an aircraft of the category for which the permit is endorsed if

    • (a) the flight is conducted for the purpose of the holder’s flight training;

    • (b) the flight is conducted in Canada;

    • (c) the flight is conducted under day VFR;

    • (d) the flight is conducted under the direction and supervision of a person qualified to provide training toward the permit, licence or rating for which the pilot-in-command experience is required; and

    • (e) no passenger is carried on board.

  • (2) Despite paragraph (1)(c), the holder of a student pilot permit who is enrolled in an integrated course may act as pilot-in-command during a flight that is conducted under day or night VFR.

  • SOR/2014-15, s. 4

Division IV — Pilot Permits

Gyroplanes — Privileges

 The holder of a pilot permit — gyroplane may, under VFR, act as

  • (a) pilot-in-command of a gyroplane of a type for which the permit is endorsed with a rating; and

  • (b) pilot-in-command or co-pilot of an 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 Standard 425 — 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. 10
  • SOR/2011-284, s. 5
  • SOR/2014-15, s. 5
  • SOR/2019-119, s. 47
Ultra-light Aeroplanes — Privileges

 The holder of a pilot permit — ultra-light aeroplane may, under day VFR,

  • (a) act as pilot-in-command of an ultra-light aeroplane with no other person on board;

  • (b) act as pilot-in-command of an ultra-light aeroplane with one other person on board if

    • (i) the holder’s permit is endorsed with a passenger-carrying rating,

    • (ii) the ultra-light aeroplane has no restrictions against carrying another person, and

    • (iii) the holder has completed training, including dual instruction and solo flight, on the class of ultra-light aeroplane being operated;

  • (c) act as pilot-in-command of an ultra-light aeroplane with one other person on board if the other person is a holder of a pilot licence or permit, other than a student pilot permit, that allows them to act as pilot-in-command of an ultra-light aeroplane; or

  • (d) act as pilot-in-command of an aircraft for the sole purpose of the holder’s flight training or flight test if

    • (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 Standard 425 — Flight Training, and

      • (B) no other person 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. 11
  • SOR/2005-319, s. 3
  • SOR/2011-284, s. 6
  • SOR/2014-15, s. 6
  • SOR/2019-119, s. 47
 
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