Appendix 8-B - Proficiency Check Credits - Aeroplanes

1. Discussion

This Appendix describes the checking credits that may be granted to an aeroplane simulator or FTD pursuant to the CARs.

ColumnI of the table outlines the flight phase or manoeuvre, and ColumnII outlines the minimum standard of simulator required to conduct the ColumnI activity. Checking credits granted to a simulator pursuant to the CARs may be more restrictive than the training credits granted the same device, depending on the configuration and performance of the device. Where neither a simulator nor the aircraft is designated, the flight phase or manoeuvre can be trained and checked in a flight training device. Since the level of training device is not always an adequate indicator of what performance is required for credit for each manoeuvre or flight phase, credit will be determined on a case-by-case basis. It can be assumed, however, that a Level 6 or 7 training device can gain credit for all items not specifically annotated to a full flight simulator or the aircraft.

2. Proficiency Check Credits - Aeroplanes

Note: A "x" in COLUMN II indicates the minimum standard simulator to conduct the COLUMNI activity. A "x" in the AEROPLANE column means that only the aeroplane operator's aircraft can be used.

  A B C D  
1. Pre-flight
a. Taxiing:          
(1) taxiing procedures including where appropriate, sailing and docking procedures, and   x      
(2) taxiing check including - the use of the taxiing check list, and - taxiing.   x      
b. Engine checks.          
2. Takeoff
a. Normal Takeoff.     x    
b. Noise Abatement Takeoff. x        
c. Instrument Takeoff. x        
d. Crosswind.     x    
e. A simulated engine failure takeoff where the simulated failure of the critical engine shall occur at a point after V1 and before V2. x1 x2 x    
f. A rejected takeoff prior to V1 x1 x1 x    
3. Instrument Procedures
a. Arrival area and an area departure procedure;          
b. Holding procedure;          
c. Instrument approaches;          
d. Circling approach; x2 x2 x2 x2  
e. Missed approach (normal);          
f. Missed approach (engine failure); x1 x1 x    
g. Category II approaches; and          
h. Category II approaches.          
4. In Flight Items
a. With a stall warning device inoperative:          
  • a steep turn in each direction with a bank angle of 450 and a change in heading of at least 1800, and
  • approaches to the stall:
- in the takeoff configuration, and x        
- in a clean configuration; and x        
b. Simulated engine failure(s) x1 x1 x    
5. Landings and approaches to landings
a. Normal landings without external or internal glideslope information     x    
b. Landing from a precision approach     x    
c. Landing from a circling approach     x2    
d. Rejected landing x        
6. Normal and Abnormal Procedures
a. Anti icing and de icing systems.          
b. Autopilot systems.          
c. Automatic or other approach aid systems.          
d. Stall warning devices, stall avoidance devices and stability augmentation devices. x        
e. Airborne radar devices.       x  
f. Other systems, devices or aids. x3        
g. Windshear. x4        
h. TCAS. x5        

1 Permitted, provided the simulator has the engine out data package installed.

2 Authorized, provided the simulator has an adequate field of view and is specifically approved for circling approaches.

3 Authorized, provided the simulator has "windshear" data package installed.

4 Authorized, provided the simulator has "TCAS" data package installed.

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