General Aviation Policy Letters


GENERAL AVIATION POLICY LETTER

 
GA-1997-04
2000-12-11

Subject

Flight Instructor Rating - Aeroplane, Credits - Canadian Forces

Reference

Canadian Aviation Regulations (CARs) Part IV, Subpart 1, Flight Crew Permits, Licences and Ratings, Division XVIII - Flight Instructor Rating - Aeroplane, 421.71 Class 2 - Aeroplane - requirements.

Background

CAR 421.71 does not make mention of any credit to upgrade from a Flight Instructor Class 3 to Class 2 for an applicant who has held a Canadian Forces Qualified Flying Instructor (QFI) Category valid for training on single-engine aeroplanes. Personnel Licensing Handbook Volume 1 Flight Crew (PLH) Part II, Chapter 2, Division 2(c), Section 4(c) allowed some credits for the above mentioned applicant.

Accordingly, a proposal is being submitted to the Canadian Aviation Regulation Advisory Council (CARAC) to amend Canadian Aviation Regulation Standard 421.71(3) as follows:

Include subparagraph (c)

Five (5) of the ten (10) recommendations for the private and/or commercial flight test referred to in 3(b) shall be deemed to have been met in the case of an applicant who has held a Canadian Forces Qualifed Flying Instructor (QFI) Category A1 or A2 valid for training on single-engine aeroplanes.

Action

Transport Canada is to allow the applicants to present themselves for a flight test to upgrade from a Flight Instructor Aeroplane Class 3 to Class 2, once they meet the requirement for 5 recommendations.

Expiry

This policy is effective immediately and will expire once this change is reviewed by CARAC and the policy is either cancelled or incorporated in the CAR Standards.

Manzur Huq
Director
General Aviation

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