Flight Test Items -Flight Proficiency

Aim

To determine that the candidate can fly smoothly and precisely. The candidate is expected to fly safely in accordance with the Canadian Aviation Regulations.

(The ability to give ideal demonstrations of flight exercises to a student will be assessed under Teaching Proficiency).

Description

The candidate's flight proficiency, including pre-flight procedures, will be observed throughout the test.  In addition, the examiner will request that the candidate perform certain manoeuvres during the flight test.

In the case of helicopter instructor flight tests, the demonstration of a full-on autorotation will be required, when the velocity of the wind is 10 knots or more; but when the wind is less than 10 knots, the FTU’s or owner’s policy, where it exists, regarding minimum wind requirements for full-on autorotations will be respected and/or an autorotation with power recovery will be demonstrated.

Performance Criteria

Assessment of Class 1, 2, and 3 - aeroplane, helicopter and aerobatic will be made when the performance of flight manoeuvres, while giving flight instruction, meets the skill requirement for the issuance of the Commercial Pilot Licence; and for aerobatics when no major errors occur while performing the requisite aerobatic manoeuvres.

Assessment of "F", aeroplane and helicopter, will be made when the level of flight competency, while giving flight instruction, does not meet the skill requirement for the issuance of the Commercial Pilot Licence; and for aerobatics when major errors occur while performing the requisite aerobatic manoeuvres.




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