Recommended Study Material for the FAA Conversion Examination

Candidates attempting the examination for conversion from an FAA certificate to a Canadian Private pilot licence (FAAPA examination) are encouraged to review the following references as they apply to aeroplanes in VFR operations:

CARs Part I, Subpart 1 

GENERAL PROVISIONS
101.01 - Interpretation (definitions as needed) 
 

CARs Part IV, Subpart 1 FLIGHT CREW PERMITS, LICENCES AND RATINGS
401.05 – Recency Requirements
401.26 – Private Pilot Licence, Aeroplanes – Privileges 
 
CARs Part IV, Subpart 4

MEDICAL REQUIREMENTS
404.04 – Issuance, Renewal, Validity Period and Extension of a Medical Certificate 
 

CARs Part VI, Subpart 1 

AIRSPACE
Division I – Airspace Structure, Classification and Use
Division II – Aircraft Operating Restrictions and Hazards to Aviation Safety 
 

CARs Part VI, Subpart 2

OPERATING AND FLIGHT RULES
Division I – General
Division II – Operational and Emergency Equipment requirements
Division III – Flight Preparation, Flight Plans and Flight Itineraries
Division IV – Pre-Flight and Fuel Requirements
Division V – Operations at or in the Vicinity of an Aerodrome
Division VI – Visual Flight Rules
Division VIII – Radiocommunications
Division IX – Emergency Communications and Security 
 

CARs Part VI, Subpart 5

AIRCRAFT REQUIRMENTS
Division I – Aircraft Requirements – General
Division II – Aircraft Equipment Requirements 
 

TC AIM – GEN

GENERAL
1.0  – General Information
3.0 – Transportation Safety Board of Canada  
 

TC AIM – AGA

AERODROMES
7.19 – Aerodrome Lightning – Aircraft Radio Control of Aerodrome Lightning (ARCAL) 
 

TC AIM – COM 

COMMUNICATIONS
5.15 – Radio Communications – Phone Use During Radio Communication Failure 

TC AIM – RAC

RULES OF THE AIR AND AIR TRAFFIC SERVICES
2.0  – Airspace – Requirements and Procedures
3.6 – Flight Planning – Flight Plans and Flight Itineraries (Opening)
3.12 – Closing
4.0 – Airport Operations
5.0 – VFR En Route Procedures 
 

TC AIM – SAR

SEARCH AND RESCUE
3.9 – Emergency Locator Transmitter – Schedule of Requirements  
 

TC AIM – MAP

AERONAUTICAL CHARTS AND PUBLICATIONS
2.0  – Aeronautical Information – VFR
6.0 – Aeronautical Information Circulars – General  
 

TC AIM – LRA

LICENSING, REGISTRATION AND AIRWORTHINESS
3.9 – Pilot Licensing – Recency Requirements 
 

TC AIM – AIR AIRMANSHIP
1.6 – General Information – Canadian Runway Friction Index
2.12 – Flight Operations – Flight Operations in Winter

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