General - Admission to Flight Test

Renewal and Upgrade

Candidates for upgrade or renewal must present proof of meeting the requirements of CAR 421.14 – Flight Test Prerequisites or CAR 421.66 – Renewal of Flight Instructor Rating.

Valid instructor ratings, and ratings which have expired for not more than 12 months, may be renewed by means of a flight test.  Renewals and upgrades conducted up to 90 days before the expiration of the rating held will be issued for a term extending from the original expiry date.  Holders of a flight instructor rating that are subject to follow-up action in accordance with CAR 421.67 – Flight Test Record are not eligible for upgrade.

Once the flight test is successfully completed, candidates seeking to qualify for an upgrade to a higher class of Flight Instructor Rating must submit a completed “Flight Crew Licence – Application for Endorsement” (Form 26-0083) indicating that the candidate has met the required knowledge and experience requirements for the class of the rating sought.  This measure facilitates the process of issuing the new licence.  The recommending signature of the holder of a valid Class 1 Flight Instructor Rating is not required.

Where a flight instructor rating has been invalid for more than 12 months but less than 24 months, an applicant for renewal shall provide a recommendation from the holder of a Class 1 Flight Instructor Rating in the appropriate category indicating that the applicant is considered competent to undertake an instructor flight test.  Once the flight test is successfully completed, candidates must submit a completed “Flight Crew Licence – Application for Endorsement” (Form 26-0083).

Where a flight instructor rating has been invalid for more than 24 months, an applicant for renewal shall provide a recommendation from the holder of a Class 1 Flight Instructor Rating in the appropriate category indicating that the applicant is considered competent to undertake an instructor flight test and provide proof of having successfully completed the examination requirement set forth under Knowledge for the appropriate flight instructor rating.  Once the flight test is successfully completed, candidates must submit a completed “Flight Crew Licence – Application for Endorsement” (Form 26-0083).

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