General

KNOWLEDGE REQUIREMENTS

Applicants for pilot licences in the balloon category shall thoroughly understand the operational provisions of the Canadian Aviation Regulations (CARs) along with the associated Standards, and Air Traffic Rules and Procedures that are appropriate to the licence, and in accordance with flight under the Visual flight Rules (VFR).

Applicants for this licence shall have a basic understanding of the remaining subjects in this guide. As well, they must have the ability to apply these subject practically where required. Applicants must also be able to read the examination questions in either English or French without assistance.

EXAMINATIONS

Student Pilot Permit

Applicants for the Student Pilot Permit shall demonstrate their knowledge by writing a Transport Canada multiple choice examination on subjects contained in this guide.

The requirement to write the PSTAR examination shall be deemed to have been met in the case of an applicant who holds a valid Canadian pilot licence or permit in any other category of aircraft except ultra-light aeroplane.

Examination Questions Time Limit Pass Mark
Student Pilot Permit (PSTAR) 50 1½ hours 90%

Balloon Pilot Licences

Applicants for the Pilot Licence in the Balloon Category shall demonstrate their knowledge by writing a Transport Canada multiple choice examination on subjects contained in this guide.

Examination Questions Time Limit Pass Mark
Balloon Pilot Licenses 50 2 hours 60%

Balloon Instructor Rating

Applicants for the Instructor rating in the Balloon Category shall demonstrate their knowledge of instructional techniques by writing a Transport Canada multiple choice examination on subjects contained in Section 9 of this guide.

Examination Questions Time Limit Pass Mark
Balloon Instructor Ratings (FITEN) 25 1 hour 80%

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