General Aviation Policy Letters


GENERAL AVIATION POLICY LETTER

 
GA-1998-15
2000-01-08

Subject

Hang Glider in Class E Airspace

Reference

Canadian Aviation Regulations (CARs) Part VI, Subpart 2, Operating and Flight Rules, Division I – General, 602.29 Hang Glider and Ultra-light Aeroplane Operation

Notice of Proposed Amendment NPA 97-427

Background

The provisions for operation of a hang glider in Class E airspace were previously found in the Hang Glider Exemption. They are now found in Car 602.29; however, a portion was inadvertently omitted.

NPA 97-427 has been accepted at the October 28, 1997 CARAC meeting and will rectify the omission from the CARs.

Action

Effective immediately the following may be applied

(3) A person may operate a hang glider in Class E airspace where

  1. The pilot
    1. is a least 16 years of age,
    2. is in possession of a Category 1, 3, or 4 medical certificate, and
    3. has obtained a grade of not less than 60 per cent on a Department of Transport written examination pertaining to the Canadian Aviation Regulations, air traffic procedures, flight instruments, navigation, flight operations and human factors respecting hang glider operations in Class E airspace, or within the previous five years has held a valid pilot permit or licence which includes the privilege to operate in Class E airspace without prior authorization, or has successfully completed the required examination for any pilot permit or licence which includes the privilege to operate in Class E airspace without prior authorization;
  2. the hang glider…

Expiry

This Policy Letter will expire with the appropriate amendment to the CARs.

Manzur Huq
Director
General Aviation

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