RECREATIONAL PILOT PERMIT | PRIVATE
PILOT LICENCE | NIGHT ENDORSEMENT
| COMMERCIAL PILOT LICENCE
VFR OVER THE TOP
COMMERCIAL PILOT LICENCE
Age: Minimum of 18 years old.
Medical: Class I - The medical shall be done by an approved Transport
Knowledge: An applicant shall have completed a minimum of 40 hours commercial
aeroplane ground school instruction, on the following subjects....Canadian
Aviation Regulations (CARs), Aerodynamics and Theory of Flight, Meteorology,
Airframes Engines and Systems, Flight
Instruments, Radio and Electronic Theory, Navigation, Flight Operations,
Licensing Requirements, and Human Factors including Pilot Decision Making.
The written test (CPAER) requires a minimum of 60% on each of the four
mandatory subject areas as well as an overall average of 60%.
Experience: An applicant shall have completed a minimum of 200 hours
flight time in aeroplanes, of which a minimum of 100 hours shall be
pilot-in-command time including 20 hours crosscountry PlC flight time.
An applicant shall, following the issue of a Private Pilot License -
Aeroplane by Canada or another Contracting State, have completed 65
hours of commercial pilot flight training in aeroplanes consisting of
a minimum of 35 hours dual instruction flight time, including 5 hours
night, including a minimum of 2 hours of cross country flight time:
5 hours cross country, which may include the cross-country experience
from the night; and 20 hours of instrument flight time in addition to
previous experience, and 30 hours solo flight time including 25 hours
solo flight time emphasizing the improvement of general flying skills
of the applicant. Included is a crosscountry flight to a point of a
minimum of 300 nautical mile radius from the point of departure and
shall include a minimum of 3 landings at points other than that of departure;
5 hours solo flight time by night during which a minimum of 10 takeoffs,
circuits and landings were completed. A flight test shall be administered
to determine the applicant meets the standard as outlined in Flight
Test Standard - Aeroplane (TP2655E)
1. The holder of a commercial pilot
license - aeroplane may exercise the privileges of a private pilot license
- aeroplane, and those of a VFR OTT rating. The holder of a commercial
pilot license may also, while engaged in providing a commercial air
service by means of an aeroplane of a class and type in respect of which
the license is endorsed with ratings, act as PlC of the aeroplane, where
the minimum flight crew document for
the aeroplane specifies a minimum flight crew of one pilot, and co-pilot
of the aeroplane.
2. Where an applicant meets the
requirements specified in the personnel licensing standards in respect
of a commercial pilot license aeroplane except the night flight time
requirements, the Minister shall issue to the applicant a commercial
pilot license - aeroplane endorsed for daylight flying only.
3. No holder of a commercial pilot
license - aeroplane whose license is endorsed with a daylight-flying-only
restriction shall exercise the privileges of a private pilot license
- aeroplane, the privileges of a VFR OTT rating, and the privileges
while engaged in providing a commercial air service by means of an aeroplane
of a class and type in respect of which the license is endorsed with
ratings, act as PlC of the aeroplane, where the minimum flight crew
document for the aeroplane specifies a minimum flight crew of one pilot,
and co-pilot of the aeroplane by night.
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