General

EXAMINATION PREREQUISITES

Prior to taking a written examination, an applicant for a flight crew permit, licence or rating shall meet the prerequisites for the examination set out in the personnel licensing standards with respect to CAR 401.13(1):

  1. medical fitness;
  2. identification;
  3. a recommendation from the flight instructor who is responsible for the training of the applicant; and
  4. experience.

KNOWLEDGE REQUIREMENTS

All subjects in this guide are considered to be important to applicants for the Ultra-light Aeroplane Pilot Permit and may appear on the exam. Subject areas identified by a bullet (•) are essential knowledge areas that will be emphasized on the written examination.

EXAMINATION RULES

CAR 400.02 
(1) Except as authorized by an invigilator, no person shall, or shall attempt to, in respect of a written examination:

  1. copy or remove from any place all or any portion of the text of the examination;
  2. give to or accept from any person a copy of all or any portion of the text of the examination;
  3. give help to or accept help from any person during the examination;
  4. complete all or any portion of the examination on behalf of any other person; or
  5. use any aid or written material during the examination.

(2) A person who commits an act prohibited under subsection (1) fails the examination and may not take any other examination for a period of one year.

MATERIALS REQUIRED

A pencil is required for rough work. Electronic calculators are useful and are permitted if their memory is cleared before and after the examination. Computers capable of storing text are not approved. Navigation tools (ruler/scale, protractor, flight computer) are required for the navigation questions. A list of approved electronic navigation computers is available at: http://www.tc.gc.ca/eng/civilaviation/opssvs/general-exams-computers-2011.htm.

TIME LIMITS

Examinations, including all sections of a sectionalized examination, that are required for the issuance of a permit or licence or for the endorsement of a permit or licence with a rating shall be completed during the 24-month period immediately preceding the date of the application for the permit, licence or rating 2.

REWRITING OF EXAMINATIONS

CAR 400.04 (1)
Subject to subsections (2) and (6), a person who fails an examination or a section of a sectionalized examination required for the issuance of a flight crew permit, licence, rating or foreign licence validation certificate is ineligible to rewrite the examination or the failed section for a period of:

  1. in the case of a first failure, 14 days;
  2. in the case of a second failure, 30 days; and
  3. in the case of a third or subsequent failure, 30 days plus an additional 30 days for each failure in excess of two failures, up to a maximum of 180 days.

EXAMINATION FEEDBACK

Feedback statements on the results letter will inform the candidate which questions were answered incorrectly.

Example of a Feedback Statement: Identify the atmospheric conditions favorable for thunderstorm formation 3.

The Sample Examination – Pilot Permit – Ultra-light Aeroplane (TP 14454E) can be found at http://www.tc.gc.ca/eng/civilaviation/publications/tp14454-menu-2790.htm.

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