RECREATIONAL PILOT PERMIT | PRIVATE
PILOT LICENCE | NIGHT ENDORSEMENT
| COMMERCIAL PILOT LICENCE
VFR OVER THE TOP
PRIVATE PILOT LICENCE
Age: Minimum of 17 years old.
Medical: A Class I or a Class 3 medical is required. The medical shall
be done by a Transport
Canada approved medical examiner.
Knowledge: An applicant shall have completed a minimum of 40 hours private
pilot aeroplane ground school instruction on the following subjects:
Canadian Air 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. A minimum of 60% must be obtained
on the Transport Canada written test as well as in each of the four
mandatory subject areas.
Experience: An applicant shall have completed a minimum
of 45 hours Private Pilot flight training in aeroplanes under the direction
and supervision of the holder of a Flight Instructor Rating - Aeroplane.
The flight training shall include a minimum of 17 hours dual instruction
flight time, including a minimum of 3 hours cross-country (x/c) flight
time and 5 hours of instrument time of which a maximum of 3 hours may
be instrument ground time. 12 hours solo flight time includes 5 hours
x/c flight time with a flight of a minimum of 150 nautical miles which
shall include 2 full stop landings at points other than the point of
departure. A flight test shall be administered to determine the applicant
meets the standards as outlined in Flight Test Standard - Aeroplanes
The holder of a Private Pilot License - aeroplane may act as PlC (Pilot-in-Command)
or Co-Pilot of an aeroplane of a class and type in respect of which
the license is endorsed with ratings;
• Pilot-in-Command or Co-Pilot
of any aircraft for the sole purpose of the holder's flight training
or flight test where in the case of Flight Training, it is conducted
under the direction and supervision of the holder of a flight instructor
rating for that category of aircraft, and no passenger is carried on
board, and in the case of a flight test, it is conducted in accordance
with section 401.15, and
• No passenger other than
the person referred to in paragraph 401.1 5(1)(a) is camed on board.
1. No person shall conduct a flight
test required for the issuance or renewal of a flight crew permit or
license or the endorsement of a flight crew permit or license with a
rating unless the person is designated by the Minister to conduct the
flight test, and the flight test is conducted in accordance with the
personnel licensing standards and the appropriate flight test standard.
2. The Minister shall maintain a
record of each flight test required for the issuance or renewal of a
flight crew permit or license for an aeroplane or helicopter or the
endorsement of such a permit or license with a rating.
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