Part VII - Commercial Air Services

Canadian Aviation Regulations (CARs) 2017-2

Standard 725 SCHEDULE III - PILOT PROFICIENCY CHECK (PPC) - CRUISE RELIEF PILOT (CRP)

Content last revised: 1998/03/234

(1) Flight Planning and Equipment Examination

(a) Flight planning and equipment examinations are not mandatory when there are, in the training records, written examinations from initial or annual training for which the validity period has not expired.
(amended 1998/03/23; previous version)

(b) Flight planning shall include the CRP's knowledge of the air operator's Standard Operating Procedures and the Aeroplane Flight Manual.
(amended 1998/03/23; previous version)

(c) The equipment examination shall consist of a display of practical knowledge of the aeroplane systems including normal, abnormal and emergency operating procedures.
(amended 1998/03/23; previous version)

(2) Aeroplane Manoeuvres

(a) climb and descent shall be demonstrated as well as climbing and descending turns;

(b) steep turns shall be demonstrated;

(c) approach to stalls in the clean configuration shall be demonstrated;

(d) manoeuvring the aeroplane at minimum and maximum speeds (mach) at optimum altitude;
(amended 1998/03/23; previous version)

(e) auto-pilot use shall be demonstrated, including during normal climb and descent and turbulence; and
(amended 1998/03/23; previous version)

(f) steep turns and approach to stalls are not required if the PPC is conducted via either a LOFT scenario, a scripted PPC or on a fly-by-wire aeroplane; and
(amended 1998/03/23; previous version)

(i) for an initial PPC on aeroplane type, steep turns and approach to stalls have been satisfactorily demonstrated during initial training;
(amended 1998/03/23; previous version)

(ii) for a semi-annual PPC if:
(amended 1998/03/23; previous version)

(A) steep turns and approach to stalls are required in the applicable annual training syllabus and they have been satisfactorily demonstrated during this training; or
(amended 1998/03/23; previous version)

(B) steep turns and approaches to stalls are not required in the applicable annual training syllabus.
(amended 1998/03/23; previous version)

(3) Normal procedures

The CRP shall demonstrate use of as many of the air operator's approved Standard Operating procedures and normal procedures for installed systems, devices and aids as are necessary to confirm that the CRP has the knowledge and ability to properly use installed equipment.

(4) Abnormal and Emergency Procedures

The CRP shall demonstrate use of as many of the air operator's Standard Operating Procedures and abnormal and emergency procedures for as many of the emergency situations relating to cruise flight as are necessary to confirm that the CRP has an adequate knowledge and ability to perform these procedures.

(5) Instrument Rating Renewal

All of the manoeuvres required to satisfy renewal of an Instrument Rating shall be part of the proficiency check.

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