Pilot Proficiency Check and Aircraft Type Rating Flight Test Guide (Aeroplane) TP 14727

Definitions

ACP means Approved Check Pilot.

ACP Monitor means the passive observance by a TRANSPORT CANADA Inspector of the manner in which an ACP conducts a flight check, assesses the results and processes the necessary documentation.

ACP Type A means an Approved Check Pilot (ACP) who is authorized to conduct Pilot Proficiency Checks (PPCs), and for CAR 705 operations, Line Checks.

ACP Type B means an ACP authorized to conduct Line Checks (CAR 705 only).

AOM (Aircraft Operating Manual) means a Pilot's Operating Manual, a Pilot's Operating Handbook, a Flight Crew Operating Manual or a manual established by the Air Operator for the use and guidance of flight crewmembers in the operations of its aircraft.

Airborne PPC means the airborne portion of a Pilot Proficiency Check (PPC) that is conducted after the candidate's successful completion of the simulator portion of the PPC.

Aircraft PPC means a Pilot Proficiency Check (PPC) that is conducted onboard an aircraft.

Authorized person means a person who is delegated the authority to issue type ratings and/or instrument ratings by signing the additional privileges section on the back of the candidate's license or by completing the Certification of an Additional Privilege Card (26-0267).

Certificate means an Air Operator Certificate.

Civil Aviation Safety Inspector (CASI) means a Transport Canada Inspector who is trained and authorized to conduct flight checks and monitors.

Conduct means to take an active role in all phases of a flight check, including pre flight preparation, the briefing, the control and pace of the various sequences, the assessment of the flight check candidate's performance, the debriefing, and completion of required documents including certification of the candidate's licenses.

Company Employee is a person that is employed on a part time basis, employed on a full time basis, or employed on contract on a seasonal basis.

Flight check means a PPC or a Line Check.

FTAE means Flight Training and Aviation Education database that is maintained by Transport Canada.

Issuing Authority means the Regional Manager, Commercial and Business Aviation, the Chief, National Operations or his/her assigned delegate, as appropriate.

Line check means a flight check conducted in accordance with paragraph 705.106(1)(d) of the Canadian Aviation Regulations (CARs) which is undertaken upon completion of line indoctrination and annually thereafter.

Operator means the holder of an Air Operator Certificate.

PPC means a PPC/IFT or a PPC/VFR

PPC/IFT means Pilot Proficiency Check conducted in accordance with the appropriate schedule specified in the Commercial Air Service Standards (CASS) and which is deemed to meet the requirements for an Instrument Rating.

PPC/VFR means Pilot Proficiency Check conducted in accordance with the appropriate schedule specified in the Commercial Air Service Standards (CASS) and which is deemed to meet the requirement for VFR operations only.

POI means a Transport Canada Principal Operations Inspector for a Part VII operator.

Professional suitability means a demonstrated willingness to work cooperatively with Transport Canada to uphold the principles of aviation safety.

Qualified person in the case of a simulator means;

a pilot who holds a valid PPC (or foreign equivalent) on the same type of aircraft for which the other candidate is being checked on,

a person who has been recommended for a flight check on that aircraft type, or

a qualified training pilot on the same type of aircraft for which the candidate is being checked on, and that person is acceptable to both the operator and the PPC candidate.

Safety Pilot means, in the case of a two crew aircraft, a training pilot or a pilot who holds a valid PPC on the same type of aircraft for which the candidate is being checked on.

Scripted PPC means a document that governs the events presented to candidates during a PPC that is conducted in a simulator. The script provides a detailed plan for the execution of mandatory events.

Simulator PPC means a PPC conducted in a full-flight simulator (FFS)

SOPs means Standard Operating Procedures established by an Air Operator, which enable the crewmembers to operate the aircraft within the limitations specified in the Aircraft Flight Manual, Aircraft Operating Manual, and/or Company Operations Manual.

Training Pilot means a pilot who meets the requirements of the applicable CAR Standard and for the purpose of line indoctrination, means a Training Captain.

Upgrade training means the training undertaken by a first officer to qualify for aircraft captain.

Vital action means an action that must be taken by flight crew to alleviate a situation that could jeopardize safety of flight. The action will be taken in a timely manner consistent with the AOM or SOPs as appropriate.

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