Part VI - General Operating and Flight Rules

Canadian Aviation Regulations (CARs) 2014-1

Standard 623 - Special Flight Operations Standards

Content last revised: 2003/12/01

Foreword

These Special Flight Operations Standards outline the requirements for complying with the Regulations Respecting Special Flight Operations (Canadian Aviation Regulations Sub-part 603, Divisions I, II, III and IV.

For ease of cross reference the divisions and numbers of the standard are assigned to correspond to the regulations, therefore Standard 623.06 would reflect a standard required by Canadian Aviation Regulation (CAR) 603.06.

DIVISION I - SPECIAL AVIATION EVENTS

The Special Flight Operations Standards and Procedures -Division I - Special Aviation Events are produced in a separate document.

DIVISION II - BALLOONS WITH FARE-PAYING PASSENGERS

623.18 Issuance of a Special Flight Operations Certificate - Balloons

The following constitutes an application for the issuance of a Special Flight Operations Certificate - Balloons:

(1) The name, address, and where applicable, the telephone and facsimile number of the balloon operator;

(2) The types and registration marks of balloons to operated;

(3) The name, address, and where applicable, the telephone and facsimile number of the person to be designated to act as maintenance coordinator; and

(4) If the applicant intends to operate more then one balloon, the name, address, and where applicable, the telephone and facsimile number of the person designated the responsibilities of operational control over the flight operations.

623.21 Crew Member Qualifications and Currency Requirements

(1) Subject to subsection (2) balloon pilots operating balloons carrying fare-paying passengers shall:

(a) be at least eighteen years of age;

(b) hold a Balloon Pilot Licence issued by the Minister;

(c) hold a Medical Certificate, Category 1 or 3; and

(d) have accumulated a minimum of 50 hours flight-time in untethered balloons or be the holder of a Canadian Balloon Licence with a valid Flight Instructor Rating - Balloon Category.

(2) Where the pilot-in-command is a foreign licensed pilot operating a foreign registered balloon in accordance with a Special Flight Operations Certificate - Special Aviation Event, the pilot-in-command shall:

(a) be at least eighteen years of age;

(b) have accumulated a minimum of 50 hours flight-time in untethered balloons; and

(c) possess a medical fitness equivalent to that of the ICAO Class 2 Medical Assessment (Canadian Category 3).
(amended 1999/09/01; previous version)

(3) Prior to operating a balloon, a pilot must demonstrate within the preceding twelve (12) months, a satisfactory level of knowledge and ability to perform normal and emergency operating procedures on the specific AX class of balloon to be operated.

(4) The holder of a Special Flight Operations Certificate - Balloons shall maintain, for a period of two years, records of when and how the determinations in subparagraphs (3) were made (oral or written examination, flight evaluation, or a combination thereof) and make such records available to the Minister upon request.

623.22 Balloons - Briefing of Passengers

(1) Passengers shall be given a safety briefing prior to the commencement of the inflation of a balloon.

(2) A passenger safety briefing shall include, as a minimum, the following topics:

(a) a general overview of the flight (expected length of the flight, different phases of the flight from inflation to landing, etc.);

(b) where to position themselves during inflation;

(c) the location of emergency equipment (fire extinguisher, drop line, first aid kit, etc.)

(d) the rules pertaining to smoking;

(e) the dangers relating to the fan;

(f) the dangers relating to the hot phase of the balloon inflation;

(g) the procedures to be followed for entering and exiting the basket;

(h) where the passengers are to position themselves in the basket;

(i) the procedures to be followed during landing (handholds, bracing, not to leave basket until directed to do so, etc.); and

(j) the procedures to be followed during the deflation of the balloon.

623.25 External Carriage of Passengers

Standards to be developed as required.

623.26 Leaving a Balloon in Flight

Standards to be developed as required.

DIVISION III - PARACHUTE DESCENTS

623.36 (a) Parachute Descents in or into Controlled Airspace or an Air Route

(a) This section contains the standards applicable to conducting parachute descents in or into controlled air space or an air route.

623.38 Issuance of a Special Flight Operations Certificate - Parachuting

(A) Application for Issuance of a Special Flight Operations Certificate

Information Note:

It is not the intent or policy of Transport Canada to prevent parachute descents in or into controlled airspace. Parachute operations can be carried out safely in airspace shared by others users (gliders, flight training, etc.) with proper coordination. The purpose of these standards is to ensure that adequate coordination with Air Traffic Services is carried out and that sufficient notice to other airspace users is given prior to the activity taking place.

(1) The following constitutes an application to conduct a parachute descent in or into controlled air space or an air route:

(a) the name, address and where applicable, the telephone and facsimile numbers of the applicant;

(b) the dates and times of the proposed parachute descents;

(c) for information purposes, the make, model and registration of the parachute jump aircraft;

Information Note:

It is not the intent of these standards to prevent an applicant from making substitutions for proposed aircraft that are not available.

(d) the requested altitude(s) of the parachute descents, above sea level;

(e) the location of the proposed parachute landing area;

Information Note:

This shall include the latitude/longitude, an accurate geographical description and where the parachute landing area is within a 20 nautical mile radius of a navigation aid, the bearing and distance from the navigation aid.

(f) where the proposed parachute descents are to take place at an airport or aerodrome, declaration that the airport manager or aerodrome operator have been advised of the proposed parachute descents and have no objection;

(g) where the proposed parachute descents are to take place onto private property, declaration that the landowner or tenants have been advised of the proposed parachute descents and have no objection;

(h) the method by which the Parachute Landing Area Supervisor shall communicate with the jump aircraft.

(2) The application shall be received by the appropriate Regional Transport Canada General Aviation Office, a minimum of 10 working days prior to the date of the proposed parachute descent(s), or by a date mutually agreed upon between the applicant and Transport Canada.

(B) Standards for the Conduct of Parachute Descents in or into Controlled Airspace or an Air Route

(1) No parachute descents shall be carried out unless authorized by the certificate holder or authorized by a person designated by the certificate holder;

(2) Prior to authorizing any parachute descents, the certificate holder shall ensure the pilot-in-command of the jump aircraft and all persons making a parachute descent:

(a) have been made aware of the conditions of the certificate;

(b) have been made aware of their duties and responsibilities associated with the parachute descents; and

(c) are capable of carrying out any such duties and responsibilities;

(3) A wind drift indicator drop or procedure shall be conducted within one hour prior to the commencement of any parachute descents;

Information Note:

A wind drift indicator drop or procedure is required only where a parachute descent has not been conducted in the previous hour.

(4) Parachute descents shall not be initiated without the permission of the pilot-in-command of the aircraft;

(5) Parachute descents shall not be initiated where any part of the descent, including the freefall will be through clouds;

(6) Parachute descents shall not be initiated where another aircraft in the area presents a hazard;

(7) The aircraft shall be a minimum of 500 feet below and 2000 feet horizontally from cloud with a minimum flight visibility of 5 miles when dropping parachutists;

(8) Parachute descents shall be initiated no lower than 2200 feet above ground level and no higher than the maximum altitude established for the operation;

Information Note:

This information will be contained in the certificate.

(9) Aircraft conducting parachute operations shall be equipped with a functioning two-way radio capable of communication with the air traffic control agency responsible for the airspace;

Information Note:

This information will be contained in the certificate.

(10) The pilot-in-command of the aircraft shall comply with all Air Traffic Control procedures established for the operations;

Information Note:

This information will be contained in the certificate.

(11) The parachute landing area shall be supervised by a Parachute Landing Area Supervisor who possesses a means of communicating with the pilot-in-command of the jump aircraft; and

(12) Where the intended parachute landing area is within 1 kilometre of open water, all parachutists shall wear a personal flotation device capable of supporting the parachutist and his or her equipment.

(C) Parachute Descents in or into Controlled Airspace or an Air Route at Night

(1) The parachute landing area shall be illuminated in a manner that enables the pilot-in- command of the aircraft to clearly identify the landing area from the maximum altitude established for the parachute descents;

(2) Parachute descents shall not be initiated unless the illuminated parachute landing area is clearly visible; and

(3) Each parachutist shall be equipped with a steady or flashing light visible through 360 degrees.

(D) Wind Limitations

Parachute descents shall not be initiated when wind speed measured at ground level at the intended parachute landing area is greater than:

(a) 15 mph. for student parachutists;

(b) 18 mph. for holders of CSPA Certificates of Proficiency (CoP) levels A and B or equivalent level of experience;

(c) 25 mph. for holders of CSPA CoP levels C, D or E equivalent level of experience; or

(d) 10 mph. for parachute descents at night, for all levels of experience.

623.36 (b) Parachute Descents over or into a Built-up Area or Open-air Assembly of Persons

(b) This section contains the standards applicable to conducting parachute descents over or into a built-up area or open-air assembly of persons.

623.38 Issuance of a Special Flight Operations Certificate - Parachuting

(A) Application for Issuance of a Special Flight Operations Certificate

(1) The following constitutes an application to conduct a parachute descent over or into a built-up area or an open-air assembly of persons:

(a) the name, address and where applicable, the telephone and facsimile numbers of the applicant;

(b) the dates and times of the proposed parachute descents;

(c) for information purposes, the make, model and registration of the parachute jump aircraft;

Information Note:

It is not the intent of these standards to prevent an applicant from making substitutions for proposed aircraft that are not available.

(d) declaration that the landowner(s) or tenants have granted permission for the proposed operation;

(e) declaration that the governing municipality has been informed of the proposed operation and has no objection;

(f) the number of persons exiting the aircraft on each jump run;

(g) the requested altitude of the parachute descent above sea level;

(h) the location of the proposed parachute landing area;

Information Note:

This shall include the latitude/longitude, an accurate geographical description and where the parachute landing area is within a 20 nautical mile radius of a navigation aid, the bearing and distance from the navigation aid.

(i) a scale diagram of the area 300 metres in all directions of the intended parachute landing area which shall include:

(i) the type of terrain, ie. grass, asphalt;

(ii) the location of all hazards, obstructions, etc., and including height above the ground;

(iii) provisions for crowd control;

(iv) the location of the Parachute Landing Area Supervisor; and

(v) the location and description of alternate landing sites;

(j) the name and qualifications of the Parachute Landing Area Supervisor;

(k) the method by which the parachute landing area supervisor shall communicate with the jump aircraft; and

(l) the names, addresses and telephone numbers of all parachutists participating in the descent, including proposed substitutes and evidence the parachutists meet the qualification requirements as outlined in paragraph (c) - Qualifications of Parachutists of these standards;

(2) The application shall be received by the appropriate Regional Transport Canada General Aviation Office, a minimum of 10 working days prior to the date of the proposed parachute descent(s), or by a date mutually agreed upon between the applicant and Transport Canada.

(B) Standards for the Conduct of Parachute Descents over or into Built-up Areas or Open-air Assembly of Persons

(1) Only those persons identified in the certificate shall conduct a parachute descent;

(2) Prior to any parachute descents being conducted, the certificate holder shall ensure the pilot-in-command of the jump aircraft and all persons making a parachute descent:

(a) have been made aware of the conditions of the certificate;

(b) have been made aware of their duties and responsibilities associated with the parachute descents; and

(c) are capable of carrying out any such duties and responsibilities;

(3) A wind drift indicator drop or procedure shall be conducted within 15 minutes prior to the parachutists exiting the aircraft;

(4) Parachute descents shall not be initiated without the permission of the pilot-in-command of the aircraft;

(5) Parachute descents shall not be initiated where any part of the descent, including the freefall will be through clouds;

(6) Parachute descents shall not be initiated where another aircraft in the area presents a hazard;

(7) The aircraft shall be a minimum of 500 feet below and 2000 feet horizontally from cloud with a minimum flight visibility of 5 miles when dropping parachutists;

(8) Parachute descents shall be initiated no lower than 2200 feet above ground level and no higher than the maximum altitude established for the operation;

Information Note:

This information will be contained in the certificate.

(9) Aircraft conducting parachute operations shall be equipped with a functioning two-way radio capable of communication with the air traffic control agency responsible for the airspace;

Information Note:

This information will be contained in the certificate.

(10) The pilot-in-command of the aircraft shall comply with all Air Traffic Control procedures established for the operations;

Information Note:

This information will be contained in the certificate;

(11) Where the intended parachute landing area is within 1 kilometre of open water, all parachutists shall wear a personal flotation device capable of supporting the parachutist and his or her equipment;

(12) Exit of parachutists over open-air assemblies of persons or in such a manner that in the event of a malfunction, a parachutist would land among an assembly of persons is prohibited; and

(13) Under a fully functioning parachute canopy, parachutists may descend to an altitude no lower than 100 feet above an assembly of persons. This means 100 feet from the lowest part of any equipment a parachutist is carrying. (i.e. flags or smoke canisters).

(C) Qualifications of Parachutists

(1) Each parachutist conducting a parachute descent over or into a built-up area an open air assembly of persons shall be in the possession of one of the following:

(a) a valid Canadian Sport Parachuting Association (CSPA) Exhibition Jump Rating (EJR);

(b) a valid United States Parachute Association PRO Rating; or

(c) a valid equivalent rating issued by a parachute organization other than the CSPA or USPA, that meets the standards set by the CSPA and has been approved in writing by Transport Canada.

Information Note:

CSPA provides Transport Canada with an updated list of current holders of EJR Ratings on a regular basis. A parachutist who has completed the requirements for the issue of an EJR Rating but has not received it may provide Transport Canada with an interim notice issued by the CSPA that they had completed the requirements for issue of the EJR and that it will be forthcoming.

(D) Parachute Equipment

(1) For the purpose of this section, an approved parachute means a parachute manufactured to the standards applicable to the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), Technical Standard Order (TSO) C23 series.

(2) Only parachute equipment that meets the following standards shall be used by parachutists conducting a parachute descent over or into a built-up area or over or into an open-air assembly of persons:

(a) Each parachutist shall wear a single harness dual parachute pack, having at least one main parachute and one approved reserve parachute.

(b) Both the main and reserve parachutes shall be "Ram-Air" type canopies.

(c) The main canopy used by a parachutist shall be meet the performance characteristics and wing loading of the parachute on which he or she qualified for their CSPA Exhibition Jump Rating or USPA Pro Rating.

(E) Parachute Packing Requirements

(1) For the purpose of this section a certificated parachute rigger means a person who holds a valid certificate issued by:

(a) The Canadian Sport Parachuting Association; or

(b) The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA).

(2) Parachutes used to conduct a parachute descent over or into a built-up area or an open-air assembly of persons shall be packed as follows:

(a) The main parachute canopy shall be packed by the person making the parachute descent, or a certificated parachute rigger, within 120 days prior to the date of the parachute descent; and

(b) The reserve parachute canopy shall be packed by a certificated and appropriately rated parachute rigger within 120 days of the parachute descent.

(F) Parachute Landing Area

(1) The parachute landing area into which parachutists land when conducting a parachute descent over or into a built-up area or an open-air assembly persons shall:

(a)

(i) for all wind directions be a level area, clear of obstacles with a minimum average radius of 25 metres (80 feet); (see Diagram Parachute 1) or

(ii) be a level rectangular area, clear of obstacles with minimum dimensions of 40 metres long and 25 metres wide where the longer side of the rectangle is positioned into wind; (see Diagram Parachute 2) and

(b) be clear of any buildings or any other obstructions bordering the perimeter of the landing zone that lie in a plane of 45 degrees extending outwards from the centre of the landing zone chosen which obstruct the planned final approach path to the landing zone; (see Diagram Parachute 3)

(c) have adequate crowd control measures in place to ensure spectators do not enter the landing zone;

(d) have a suitable alternate landing site, in the event of an undershoot or overshoot. The location of the alternate site must be identified on the diagram submitted with the application for the parachute descent; and

(e) be supervised by a parachutist that holds a CSPA Class "B" Certificate of Proficiency (CoP) or equivalent level of experience or by a person who has acted as a qualified judge in parachuting competitions and the supervisor possesses a means of communicating with the pilot-in-command of the jump aircraft.

Information Note:

Paragraph 1(e) of this section does not apply to parachute descents taking place at Special Aviation Events where the participants of the parachute descent and the aircraft are under the direct control of the Director of Flight Operations.

(2) A parachute landing area into which parachutists land when conducting a parachute descent over or into a built-up area or an open-air assembly persons at night shall be illuminated in a manner that enables the pilot-in-command of the aircraft to clearly identify the landing area from the maximum altitude established for the parachute descents;

(3) Parachute descents at night shall not be initiated unless:

(a) the illuminated parachute landing area is clearly visible; and

(b) each parachutist is equipped with a steady or flashing light visible through 360 degrees.

(G) Wind Limitations

Parachute descents shall not be initiated in winds speeds measured at ground level at the intended parachute landing area above 18 MPH.

Parachute 1

Parachute 2

Parachute 3

DIVISION IV - MISCELLANEOUS SPECIAL FLIGHT OPERATIONS

623.65(a) Take-offs, Approaches and Landings Within Built-up Areas

The following standards apply to the application for and the conduct of a flight operation in accordance with CAR 602.13(1):

(1) An application for a Special Flight Operations Certificate for the purpose of take-offs, approaches or landings within the built-up areas of cities or towns in accordance with CAR 602.13(1) shall be received by the appropriate Regional Transport Canada General Aviation Office, at least 10 working days prior to the date of the proposed operation, or by a date mutually agreed upon between the applicant and Transport Canada.

(2) The following constitutes an application for a Special Flight Operations Certificate for the purpose of take-offs, approaches or landings within the built-up areas of cities or towns in accordance with CAR 602.13(1):

(a) the name, address, and where applicable, the telephone number and facsimile number of applicant;

(b) the location of the area to be used for take-off or landing;

(c) the dates, alternate dates and times of the proposed operation;

(d) a clear, legible presentation of the area to be used for the take-off or landing. This presentation may be in the form of a scale diagram, aerial photograph or large scale topographical chart and must include at least the following information:

(i) the location and size of the area to be used for the take-off or landing;

(ii) the location and height above ground of all obstacles in the approach and departure path to the site;

(iii) the position and type of security control (eg. fences) to be used to ensure the area will be kept clear of persons during any take-offs or landings;

(iv) the location of any refuelling area;

(v) the location and type of wind indicator;

(vi) the altitudes and routes to be used on approach and departure to and from the site;

(e) the purpose of the operation;

(f) the type(s) and registration(s) of all aircraft using the site;

(g) certification that the landowner has granted his or her permission for the proposed operation;

(h) certification that the governing municipality has been informed of the proposed operation and has no objection;

(i) the procedures and precautions to be taken to ensure no hazard is created to persons or property on the surface;

(j) the name, address, and where applicable, the telephone and facsimile numbers of the person designated to be responsible for supervision of the site (Ground Supervisor) during the operation; and

(k) the method by which the Ground Supervisor shall communicate with the pilot-in-command of aircraft using the site.

Take-off and Landing Areas

The following standards apply to areas to be used for take-offs and landings in built-up areas of cities or towns:

(1) For aircraft other than balloons and helicopters, the applicant shall submit documentation that the site chosen is suitable for the proposed aircraft type.

(2) For helicopters, the take-off/landing area shall meet the following standards:

(a) the take-off/landing area shall be a minimum of 1.5 times the overall length of the largest helicopter proposed to use the site;

(b) the touchdown area shall be clearly marked;

(c) except for helicopter operations taking place at a Canadian Special Aviation Event, a safety area of a minimum of 200 feet around the take-off/landing area shall be maintained clear of obstacles and persons not required for the operation;

(d) in areas where an assembly of persons congregate to observe the operation, the safety area shall be fenced and sufficient trained ground personnel shall be present to ensure security of the area;

(e) for helicopter operations at a Canadian Special Aviation Event, the operation is conducted in accordance with the standards contained in Section 623.07 - Division I, Special Aviation Events of these standards.

(3) Approach and departure paths to the take-off/landing areas shall be in accordance with the standards published for normal airport certification.

623.65(b) and (c) Minimum Altitudes and Distances

(1) The following standards apply to the application for and the operation of an aircraft for the purpose of conducting aerial application, aerial inspection, aerial photography or helicopter class B, C, or D external load operations at altitudes and distances less than those set out in CAR 602.14(2)(a) and CAR(16)(2).

(2) An application shall be received by the appropriate Regional Transport Canada General Aviation Office, at least 10 working days prior to the date of the proposed operation, or by a date mutually agreed upon between the applicant and Transport Canada.

(3) The following constitutes an application for a Special Flight Operations Certificate for the purpose of operations in paragraph (1) above:

(a) the name, address, and where applicable, the telephone number and facsimile number of the applicant;

(b) the name, address, and where applicable the telephone number and facsimile number of the person designated by the applicant to have operational control over the operation (Operation Manager);

(c) method by which the Operation Manager may be contacted directly during operation by those involved in the operation;

(d) the type and purpose of the operation;

(e) the dates, alternate dates and times of the proposed operation;

(f) certification that the landowner(s) has/have granted their permission for the proposed operation;

(g) certification that the governing municipality has been informed of the proposed operation and has no objection;

(h) the type(s) and registration(s) of all aircraft involved in the operation;

(i) the names and pilot licence numbers of all the pilots involved in the operation;

(j) for proposed pilots that hold licences not issued by the Minister, copies of their licences and medical certificates;

(k) the security plan for the area(s) of operation and security plan for the area(s) to be overflown to ensure no hazard is created to persons or property on the surface;

(l) the emergency contingency plan to deal with any disaster resulting from the operation;

(m) the name, address, and where applicable the telephone and facsimile numbers of the person designated to be responsible for supervision of the operation area (Ground Supervisor), if different from the Operation Manager during the operation;

(n) the method by which the Ground Supervisor shall communicate with the pilot-in-command of aircraft participating in the operation;

(o) a clear, legible presentation of the area to be used during the operation. The presentation may be in the form of a scale diagram, aerial photograph or large scale topographical chart and must include at least the following information:

(i) the altitudes and routes to be used on the approach and departure to and from the area where the operation will be carried out;

(ii) the location and height above ground of all obstacles in the approach and departure path to the areas where the operation will be carried out;

(iii) the exact boundaries of the area where the actual operation will be carried out;

(iv) the altitudes and routes to be used while carrying out the operation; and

(q) any other information required by the Minister to ensure the operation may be carried out in a safe manner.

623.65(d) Unmanned Air Vehicle
(amended 2003/12/01; previous version)

(1) The following standards apply to the application for and the operation of an unmanned aeroplane, rotorcraft or airship pursuant to CAR 602.41.

(2) An application for a Special Flight Operations Certificate for the purpose of conducting the flight of an unmanned aircraft other than an unmanned free balloon or a model aircraft shall be received by the appropriate Regional Transport Canada General Aviation Office, at least 20 working days prior to the date of the proposed operation or by a date mutually agreed upon between the applicant and Transport Canada.

(3) The following constitutes an application for a Special Flight Operations Certificate for the purpose of operations in paragraph (1) above:

(a) the name, address, and where applicable, the telephone number and facsimile number of the applicant;

(b) the name, address, and where applicable the telephone number and facsimile number of the person designated by the applicant to have operational control over the operation (Operation Manager);

(c) method by which the Operation Manager may be contacted directly during operation;

(d) the type and purpose of the operation;

(e) the dates, alternate dates and times of the proposed operation;

(f) a complete description, including all pertinent flight data on the aircraft to be flown;

(g) the security plan for the area(s) of operation and security plan for the area(s) to be overflown to ensure no hazard is created to persons or property on the surface;

(h) the emergency contingency plan to deal with any disaster resulting from the operation;

(i) the name, address, telephone and facsimile numbers of the person designated to be responsible for supervision of the operation area (Ground Supervisor), if different from the Operation Manager during the operation;

(j) a detailed plan describing how the operation shall be carried out. The plan shall include a clear, legible presentation of the area to be used during the operation. The presentation may be in the form of a scale diagram, aerial photograph or large scale topographical chart and must include at least the following information:

(i) the altitudes and routes to be used on the approach and departure to and from the area where the operation will be carried out;

(ii) the location and height above ground of all obstacles in the approach and departure path to the areas where the operation will be carried out;

(iii) the exact boundaries of the area where the actual operation will be carried out;

(iv) the altitudes and routes to be used while carrying out the operation;

(k) any other information pertinent to the safe conduct of the operation requested by the Minister.

623.65(e) Entering or Leaving an Aircraft in Flight

(1) The following standards apply to the application for and the operation of aircraft pursuant to CAR 602.25(b).

(2) An application for a Special Flight Operations Certificate for the purpose of operating a powered aircraft while persons enter, or except for parachute descents, leave powered aircraft in flight shall be received by the appropriate Regional Transport Canada General Aviation Office, at least 10 working days prior to the date of the proposed operation or by a date mutually agreed upon between the applicant and Transport Canada.

(3) The following constitutes an application for a Special Flight Operations Certificate for the purpose of operations in paragraph (2) above:

(a) the name, address, and where applicable, the telephone number and facsimile number of the applicant;

(b) the name, address, and where applicable the telephone number and facsimile number of the person designated by the applicant to have operational control over the operation (Operation Manager);

(c) method by which the Operation Manager may be contacted directly while the operation is taking place;

(d) a description and purpose of the operation;

(e) the dates, alternate dates and times of the proposed operation;

(f) certification that the governing municipality has been informed of the proposed operation and has no objection;

(g) the type(s) and registration(s) of all aircraft involved in the operation;

(h) the names and pilot licence numbers of all the pilots involved in the operation;

(i) for proposed pilots that hold licences not issued by the Minister, copies of their licences and medical certifications;

(j) the security plan for the area(s) of operation and security plan for the area(s) to be overflown to ensure no hazard is created to persons or property on the surface;

(k) a detailed plan describing how the operation will be carried out including a clear, legible presentation of the area to be used during the operation. The presentation may be in the form of a scale diagram, aerial photograph or large scale topographical chart and must include a minimum of the following information:

(i) the altitudes and routes to be used on the approach and departure to and from the area(s) where the operation will be carried out;

(ii) the location and height above ground of all obstacles in the approach and departure path to the area(s) where the operation will be carried out;

(iii) the exact boundaries of the area(s) where the actual operation will be carried out;

(iv) the altitudes and routes to be used while carrying out the operation;

(m) any other information pertinent to the safe conduct of the operation requested by the Minister.

623.65(f)(i) The Operation of an Aircraft while Conducting Aerobatic Manoeuvres in or into Controlled Airspace or an Air Route

(1) The following standards apply to the application for and the operation of an aircraft while conducting aerobatic manoeuvres in or into controlled airspace or an air route pursuant to CAR 602.27(b).

(2) An application for a Special Flight Operations Certificate for the purpose of conducting aerobatic manoeuvres in or into controlled airspace or an air route shall be received by the appropriate Regional Transport Canada General Aviation Office, at least 10 working days prior to the date of the proposed operation, or by a date mutually agreed upon between the applicant and Transport Canada.

(3) The following constitutes an application for a Special Flight Operations Certificate for the purpose of operations in paragraph (1) above:

(a) the name, address, and where applicable, the telephone number and facsimile number of the applicant;

(b) the location and dimensions of the airspace requested; and

(c) the dates and times the use of the airspace is requested.

623.65(f)(ii) The Operation of an Aircraft while Conducting Aerobatic Manoeuvres Below 2000 feet AGL

(1) The following standards apply to the application for and the operation of an aircraft while conducting aerobatic manoeuvres below 2000 feet AGL pursuant to CAR 602.27(d).

Information Note:

These requirements do not apply to persons authorized to conduct aerobatic manoeuvres in a Special Aviation Event pursuant to CAR 603.02.

(2) An application for a Special Flight Operations Certificate for the purpose of conducting aerobatic manoeuvres below 2000 feet AGL shall be received by the appropriate Regional Transport Canada General Aviation Office, at least 10 working days prior to the date of the proposed operation, or by a date mutually agreed upon between the applicant and Transport Canada.

(3) The following constitutes an application for a Special Flight Operations Certificate for the purpose of operations in paragraph (1) above:

(a) the name, address, and where applicable, the telephone number and facsimile number of the applicant;

(b) the location and dimensions of the airspace requested;

(c) the dates and times the use of the airspace is requested;

(d) where the operation is to take place at an airport or aerodrome, evidence that the airport manager or aerodrome operator has been made aware of the proposed operation and has no objection; or

(e) where the operation is to take place over private property, evidence that the landowners have been made aware of the proposed operation and have no objection.

Information Note:

Applicants must be cognizant of the Ministerial Public Interest responsibilities pertaining to noise in selecting a site to carry out low level aerobatics. Sites that are located in the vicinity of noise sensitive areas such as residential areas, livestock areas, etc. may not be authorized. The onus is on the applicant to provide adequate information with the application for this determination to be reached.