Conversion between U.S. and Canadian Pilot Licences

IMPLEMENTATION PROCEDURES FOR LICENSING

Under the Agreement for the Promotion of Aviation Safety dated 12 June 2000 between the Government of the United States of America and the Government of Canada
Revision 1

Appendix - Conditions for Conversion

Private Pilot - Aeroplane Ratings (ASEL, ASES, AMEL, AMES)

TCCA to FAA

Topic

FAA toTCCA

Minimum age: 17

Age

Minimum age: 17

FAA 3rd - class medical certificate.

Medical
Certificate

TCCA Category 3 medical certificate.

Hold a TCCA Private Pilot Licence with the landplane rating.

· To obtain the single engine landplane rating, applicants must show PIC flight time in a single-engined landplane.

· To obtain the multiengine landplane rating, applicants must show PIC flight time in a multi-engined landplane.

Eligibility and Flight Experience
(Hours)

Hold an FAA Private Pilot Certificate - Aeroplane category and class rating(s) with a minimum of 45 hours flight time.

Hold a TCCA Private Pilot Licence with the seaplane rating.

· To obtain the single engine seaplane rating, applicants must show PIC flight time in a single-engined seaplane.

· To obtain the multiengine seaplane rating, applicants must show PIC flight time in a multi-engined seaplane.

Seaplane rating eligibility requirement

Hold an FAA private pilot certificate with the Aeroplane category and seaplane class rating (ASES or AMES, as appropriate).

Pass an examination in air law and communications as specified by FAA.

Theoretical
Knowledge

Pass an examination in air law and communications as specified by TCCA.

No further skill/practical testing required. *1

Practical Skill

No further skill/practical testing required. *1

FAA is going to limit the private pilot certificate - aeroplane to Day VFR Only unless applicant holds TCCA night qualification, or meets FAA night experience requirements.

Additional
Requirements
Night
Qualification

TCCA is going to limit the private pilot licence – aeroplane to Day VFR Only unless Instrument-Aeroplane rating is held, or applicant meets the TCCA Private Pilot Licence – Aeroplane night experience requirements.

Requires that the TCCA private pilot licence contain the English language proficiency endorsement

English Language Proficiency Endorsement

Requires that the FAA Private Pilot Certificate contain the English language proficiency endorsement

* Before exercising the privileges of the converted pilot licence/certificate, the pilot must meet the recency and operational requirements of the state converting the pilot licence/certificate.

Commercial Pilot – Aeroplane Ratings (ASEL, ASES, AMEL, AMES)

TCCA to FAA

Topic

FAA to TCCA

Minimum age: 18

Age

Minimum age: 18

Hold at a minimum an FAA 3rd class medical certificate to obtain the FAA commercial pilot certificate *2

Medical
Certificate

TCCA Category 1 medical certificate.

Hold a TCCA Commercial Pilot Licence with the Landplane rating with a minimum of 250 hours flight time.

· To obtain the single engine landplane rating, applicants must show PIC flight time in a single engine landplane.

· To obtain the multiengine landplane rating, applicants must show PIC flight time in a multiengine landplane.

Eligibility and Flight Experience
(Hours)

Hold an FAA Commercial Pilot Certificate with an Aeroplane category and class rating(s) with a minimum of 200 hours of flight time.

or

Hold an FAA ATP Certificate with an ASEL rating only.

Hold a TCCA Commercial Pilot Licence with the Seaplane rating.

· To obtain the single engine seaplane class rating, an applicant must show PIC flight time in a single engine seaplane.

· To obtain the multiengine seaplane class rating, an applicant must show PIC flight time in a multiengine seaplane.

Seaplane rating eligibility requirement

Hold an FAA commercial pilot certificate with the aeroplane category and seaplane class rating (ASES or AMES rating, as appropriate).

Pass an examination in air law and communications as specified by the FAA.

Theoretical
Knowledge

Pass an examination in air law and communications as specified by TCCA.

No further skill/practical testing required 1

Practical Skill

No further skill/practical testing required *1

Requires that the TCCA commercial pilot licence contain the English language proficiency endorsement

English Language Proficiency Endorsement

Requires that the FAA Commercial Pilot Certificate contain the English language proficiency endorsement

1. Before exercising the privileges of the converted pilot licence/certificate, the pilot must meet the recency and operational requirements of the state converting the pilot licence/certificate.

2. Hold an FAA 2nd class medical certificate in order to exercise the privileges of the FAA commercial pilot certificate.

Airline Transport Pilot – Aeroplane Ratings (ASEL, ASES, AMEL, AMES)

TCCA to FAA

Topic

FAA to TCCA

Minimum Age: 23

Age

Not applicable; TCCA only requires an applicant to be 21 years of age and to hold an FAA ATP certificate. As per § 61.153(a), an FAA ATP certificate holder must be at least 23 years of age.

Hold at a minimum an FAA 3rd-class medical certificate to obtain the FAA ATP certificate *2

 

Medical Certificate

TCCA Category 1 medical certificate.

Hold a TCCA ATP Licence with an Aeroplane Landplane and/or Seaplane class rating.

 

Eligibility and
Flight
Experience
(Hours)

Hold an FAA ATP Certificate with an AMEL or AMES rating and a minimum of 900 hours of flight time in aeroplanes.

Flight Engineer time may not be credited. *3

To obtain the ASEL class rating for an FAA ATP certificate, applicants must hold a TCCA ATP licence with a landplane class rating and show PIC flight time in a single engine landplane.

To obtain the AMEL class rating for an FAA ATP certificate, applicants must hold a TCCA ATP licence with a landplane class rating and must show PIC flight time in a multiengine landplane.

To obtain the ASES class rating for an FAA ATP certificate, applicants must hold a TCCA ATP licence with a seaplane class rating and must show PIC flight time in a single engine seaplane.

To obtain the AMES class rating for an FAA ATP certificate, applicants must hold a TCCA ATP licence with a seaplane class rating and must show PIC flight time in a multiengine seaplane.

Landplane & Seaplane Rating Eligibility Requirement

The TCCA ATP licence requires a multi-engine class rating. *3

To obtain a landplane class rating for a TCCA ATP licence, applicants must hold an FAA ATP certificate with an ASEL or AMEL class rating.

To obtain a seaplane class rating for a TCCA ATP licence, applicants must hold an FAA ATP certificate with an ASES or AMES class rating.

Pass an examination in air law and air carrier operations as specified by FAA if applying for an FAA ATP certificate. *4

Pass the applicable examinations in air law and communications as specified by FAA if applying for an FAA commercial certificate and/or an instrument rating. *5.

Theoretical
Knowledge

Pass the air law and communication examination specified by TCCA.

No further skill/practical testing required *1

Practical Skill

No further skill/practical testing required *1

Requires that the TCCA ATP licence contain the English language proficiency endorsement.

English Language Proficiency Endorsement

Requires that the FAA ATP certificate contain the English language proficiency endorsement.

1. Before exercising the privileges of the converted pilot licence/certificate, the pilot must meet the recency and operational requirements of the state converting the pilot licence/certificate.

2. Hold an FAA 1st class medical certificate in order to exercise the privileges of the FAA ATP certificate.

3. An FAA ATP certificate holder with only a single engine aeroplane rating or an FAA ATP with restricted privileges (issued in accordance with 14 CFR part 61.160) certificate holder will be conveyed at the commercial pilot licence level with an instrument rating (aeroplane).

4. A person who applies for an FAA AMEL or AMES ATP knowledge test after July 31, 2014 must present a graduation certificate from an authorized training provider for the ATP certification training program at the time of application for the ATP knowledge test. The knowledge test will consist of air law and air carrier operations questions including communications, checklist philosophy, operational control, minimum equipment list/configuration deviation list, ground operations, turbine engines, transport category aircraft performance, automation, flight path warning systems, leadership, professional development, and safety culture. Reference Advisory Circular 61-138: Airline Transport Pilot Certification Training Program.

5. A TCCA ATP AMEL license holder who has not received a graduation certificate from an authorized training provider for the ATP certification training program may be issued an FAA commercial pilot AMEL certificate and/or an instrument rating (airplane).

Instrument Rating - Aeroplane

TCCA to FAA Topic FAA to TCCA

Minimum age: 17 for PPL holder

Age

Minimum age: 17 for PPL holder

Hold at a minimum an FAA 3rd - class medical certificate to exercise the privileges of the person’s pilot certificate.

Medical
Certificate

TCCA Category 3 medical certificate.

Hold a TCCA Instrument Rating – Aeroplane. *3

Eligibility and Flight Experience
(Hours)

Hold an FAA Instrument‑Aeroplane rating and have an FAA instrument proficiency check - aeroplane within the past 24 months. *2

Pass an examination in air law and communications as specified by the FAA.

Theoretical
Knowledge

Pass the air law and communication examination specified by TCCA.

No further skill/practical testing required. *1

Practical Skill

No further skill/practical testing required. *1

Requires that the TCCA pilot licence contain the English language proficiency endorsement

English Language Proficiency Endorsement

Requires that the FAA pilot certificate contain the English language proficiency endorsement

1. Before exercising the privileges of the converted pilot licence/certificate, the pilot must meet the recency and operational requirements of the state converting the pilot licence/certificate.

2. Pilots holding an FAA pilot certificate with an instrument rating that was converted from a TCCA pilot license with an instrument rating may meet the instrument experience requirements described in 14 CFR 61.57 (i.e., instrument approaches, holding procedures, and intercepting and tracking through the use of navigational electronic systems) if the pilot performed the required maneuvers under the authority of the pilot’s TCCA license in an aeroplane within the required time period stated in 14 CFR 61.57(c).

3. Pilots holding a TCCA pilot licence with an instrument rating that was converted from a FAA pilot certificate with an instrument rating may also meet the requirements of CAR 421.49 [Renewal of Instrument Rating] by having passed an FAA instrument proficiency check in a category or class covered under this agreement or an approved flight simulation training device representing an aircraft that is covered under this agreement (4 CFR - § 61.57 (d)) within the previous 24 months.

Aeroplane Type Ratings

TCCA to FAA

Topic

FAA to TCCA

Minimum age appropriate to the FAA pilot certificate to be issued.

Age

Minimum age appropriate to the TCCA pilot licence to be issued.

Not applicable

Medical Certificate

Not applicable.

Hold a TCCA pilot licence with appropriate pilot type rating *2

Eligibility and Flight Experience
(Hours)

Hold an FAA pilot certificate with the appropriate pilot type rating. *2

No further testing required.

Theoretical Knowledge

No further testing required.

No further skill/practical testing required. *1

Practical Skill

No further skill/practical testing required. *1

Aircraft type ratings on the TCCA pilot licence may be placed on that person’s FAA pilot certificate with no further testing requirements. *1

Additional
Requirements

Pilot type ratings on the FAA pilot certificate may be placed on that person’s TCCA pilot licence with no further testing requirements. *1

Requires that the TCCA pilot licence contain the English language proficiency endorsement

English Language Proficiency Endorsement

Requires that the FAA pilot certificate contain the English language proficiency endorsement

1. Before exercising the privileges of the converted pilot licence/certificate, the pilot must meet the recency and operational requirements of the state converting the pilot licence/certificate.

2. An appropriate pilot type rating means a pilot type rating that authorizes PIC privileges. Otherwise, a pilot type rating that only authorizes SIC privileges (i.e., § 61.5(b)(7)(iv) does not qualify for being an appropriate pilot type rating.

Private Pilot - Helicopter

TCCA to FAA

Topic

FAA to TCCA

Minimum age: 17

Age

Minimum age: 17

FAA3rd - class medical certificate.

Medical Certificate

TCCA Category 3 medical certificate.

Hold a TCCA Private Pilot - Helicopter Licence.

Eligibility and Flight Exp. (Hours)

Hold an FAA Private Pilot Certificate with the Rotorcraft‑Helicopter rating with a minimum of 45 hours flight time.

* Only helicopters that are over 12,500 pounds maximum certified takeoff weight are eligible for a pilot type rating on an FAA pilot certificate *3

TCCA Pilot Type Rating Eligibility Requirement

Must be a pilot type rating that authorizes PIC privileges. *2

For a helicopter pilot type rating for a helicopter type that only requires a pilot flight crew of a single pilot, TCCA requires at least 30 hours of total flight experience in helicopters for the initial helicopter pilot type rating and 5 hours of PIC flight time in the specific make and model of helicopter for any additional helicopter pilot type ratings.

For a helicopter pilot type rating for a helicopter type that requires a pilot and copilot for IFR operations or by the helicopter type certification data sheet, TCCA requires the applicant must have 166 hours of total flight experience in helicopters.

and

Show having met one of the following additional qualification requirements within the preceding 12 calendar months prior to the month of application:
◘ § 61.58 PIC proficiency check in that make and model of helicopter;

or

FAA pilot type rating practical test in that specific make and model of helicopter.

If the applicant has not met either one of the above requirements (i.e., § 61.58 PIC proficiency check or FAA pilot type rating practical test), the applicant will be issued a restricted pilot type rating for that specific make and model of helicopter.

Pass an examination in air law and communications as specified by FAA.

Theoretical
Knowledge

Pass the air law and communication examination specified by .

No further skill/practical testing required. *1

Practical Skill

No further skill/practical testing required. *1

FAA is going to limit the private pilot certificate – Rotorcraft Helicopter to Day VFR Only unless applicant holds TCCA night qualification, or meets FAA night experience requirements.

Additional
Requirements
Night
Qualification

TCCA will limit the private pilot licence - Helicopter to Day VFR Only unless the applicant meets the TCCA Private Pilot Licence - Helicopter night experience requirements.

Requires that the TCCA private pilot licence contain the English language proficiency endorsement

English Language Proficiency Endorsement

Requires that the FAA Private Pilot Certificate contain the English language proficiency endorsement

1. Before exercising the privileges of the converted pilot licence/certificate, the pilot must meet the recency and operational requirements of the state converting the pilot licence/certificate.

2. An appropriate pilot type rating means a pilot type rating that authorizes PIC privileges. Otherwise, a pilot type rating that only authorizes SIC privileges (i.e., § 61.5(b)(7)(iv)) does not qualify for being an appropriate pilot type rating.

3. Only helicopters that are over 12,500 pounds maximum certified takeoff weight are eligible for a pilot type rating on an FAA pilot certificate.

Commercial Pilot – Helicopter

TCCA to FAA

Topic

FAA to TCCA

Minimum age: 18

Age

Minimum age: 18

Hold at a minimum an FAA 3rd - class medical certificate to obtain the FAA commercial pilot certificate *2

Medical
Certificate

TCCA Category 1 medical certificate.

Holds aTCCA Commercial Pilot Licence - Helicopter with a minimum of 150 hours flight time and 50 hours must be in helicopters.

or

Holds a TCCA ATP Licence – Helicopter that does not have the instrument rating endorsement (i.e., Group IV).

Eligibility and Flight Experience
(Hours)

Hold an FAA Commercial Pilot Certificate - Rotorcraft‑Helicopter rating with a minimum of 100 hours flight time in helicopters.

 

* Only helicopters that are over 12,500 pounds maximum certified takeoff weight are eligible for a pilot type rating on an FAA pilot certificate *4

TCCA Pilot Type Rating Eligibility Requirement

Must be a pilot type rating that authorizes PIC privileges *3

For a helicopter pilot type rating for a helicopter type that only requires a pilot flight crew of a single pilot, TCCA requires at least 30 hours of total flight experience in helicopters for the initial helicopter pilot type rating and 5 hours of PIC flight time in the specific make and model of helicopter for any additional helicopter pilot type ratings.

For a helicopter pilot type rating for a helicopter type that requires a pilot and copilot for IFR operations or by the helicopter type certification data sheet, TCCA requires the applicant must have 166 hours of total flight experience in helicopters.
and
Show having met one of the following additional qualification requirements within the preceding 12 calendar months prior to the month of application:

§ 61.58 PIC proficiency check in that make and model of helicopter;
or
FAA pilot type rating practical test in that specific make and model of helicopter.

If the applicant has not met either one of the above requirements (i.e., § 61.58 PIC proficiency check or FAA pilot type rating practical test), the applicant will be issued a restricted pilot type rating for that specific make and model of helicopter.

Pass an examination in air law and communications as specified by the FAA.

Theoretical
Knowledge

Pass the air law and communication examination specified by TCCA.

No further skill/practical testing required. *1

Practical Skill

No further skill/practical testing required. *1

FAA requires the applicant to hold aTCCA Commercial Pilot Licence with a Helicopter rating that is not limited to VFR Day Only.

Additional
Requirements

 

Requires that the TCCA commercial pilot licence contain the English language proficiency endorsement

English Language Proficiency Endorsement

Requires that the FAA Commercial Pilot Certificate contain the English language proficiency endorsement

1. Before exercising the privileges of the converted pilot licence/certificate, the pilot must meet the recency and operational requirements of the state converting the pilot licence/certificate.

2. Hold as a minimum an FAA 2nd - class medical certificate in order to exercise the privileges of their FAA Commercial Pilot Certificate – Helicopter rating. FAA Commercial Pilot - Helicopter rated pilots are only required to hold a 2nd class medical certificate when exercising the privileges of their FAA Commercial Pilot - Helicopter rating for commercial helicopter operation purposes.

3 Appropriate pilot type rating means a pilot type rating that authorizes PIC privileges. Otherwise, a pilot type rating that only authorizes SIC privileges (i.e., § 61.5(b)(7)(iv) does not qualify for being an appropriate pilot type rating.

4. Only helicopters that are over 12,500 pounds maximum certified takeoff weight are eligible for a pilot type rating on the FAA pilot certificate.

Airline Transport Pilot – Helicopter

TCCA to FAA

Topic

FAA to TCCA

Minimum Age: 23

Age

Not applicable; TCCA only requires an applicant to be 21 years of age and to hold an FAA ATP certificate. As per § 61.153(a), an FAA ATP certificate holder must be at least 23 years of age.

Hold at a minimum an FAA 3rd-class medical certificate to obtain the FAA ATP *2

Medical Certificate

TCCA Category 1 medical certificate.

Hold a TCCA ATP Licence with the Helicopter rating. *6

In addition, the applicant must have logged the following aeronautical experience:

At least 1200 hours of total time as a pilot that includes at least

500 hours of cross-country flight time.

100 hours of night flight time, of which 15 hours are in helicopters.

200 hours of flight time in helicopters, which includes at least 75 hours as a pilot-in-command, or as second-in-command performing the duties of a pilot-in-command under the supervision of a pilot-in-command, or any combination thereof.

75 hours of instrument flight time in actual or simulated instrument meteorological conditions, of which at least 50 hours are obtained in flight with at least 25 hours in helicopters as a pilot-in-command, or as second-in-command performing the duties of a pilot-in-command under the supervision of a pilot-in-command, or any combination thereof.

Eligibility and Experience
(Hours)

Hold an FAA ATP certificate with a Rotorcraft category and Helicopter class rating with helicopter instrument privileges.
or
Hold an FAA ATP certificate with a Rotorcraft-Helicopter rating limited to VFR Only may be issued a TCCA ATP Licence with the Helicopter rating for Aerial Work Only. *4

In addition, the applicant must have logged the following aeronautical experience:

At least 1000 hours total time as a pilot which includes at least

600 hours as a pilot in helicopters which 250 hours of PIC flight time must be in helicopters.

200 hours of cross-country flight time in helicopters of which 100 hours must be PIC flight time in helicopters.

* Only helicopters that are over 12,500 pounds maximum certified takeoff weight are eligible for a pilot type rating on an FAA pilot certificate *5

TCCA Pilot Type Rating Eligibility Requirement

Must be a pilot type rating that authorizes PIC privileges *3

For a helicopter pilot type rating for a helicopter type that only requires a pilot flight crew of a single pilot, TCCA requires at least 30 hours of total flight experience in helicopters for the initial helicopter pilot type rating and 5 hours of PIC flight time in the specific make and model of helicopter for any additional helicopter pilot type ratings.

For a helicopter pilot type rating for a helicopter type that requires a pilot and copilot for IFR operations or by the helicopter type certification data sheet, TCCA requires the applicant must have 166 hours of total flight experience in helicopters.

and

Show having met one of the following additional qualification requirements within the preceding 12 calendar months prior to the month of application:

 

 

◘ § 61.58 PIC proficiency check in that make and model of helicopter;
or
◘ FAA pilot type rating practical test in that specific make and model of helicopter.

*If the applicant has not met either one of the above requirements (i.e., § 61.58 PIC proficiency check or FAA pilot type rating practical test), the applicant may be issued a restricted pilot type rating for that specific make and model of helicopter providing at least one multi-crew helicopter is endorsed on the licence.

Pass an examination in air law and communications as specified by FAA .

Theoretical
Knowledge

Pass the air law and communication examination specified by TCCA.

No further skill/practical testing required. *1

Practical Skill

No further skill/practical testing required. *1

Requires that the TCCA ATP licence contain the English language proficiency endorsement

English Language Proficiency Endorsement

Requires that the FAA ATP Certificate contain the English language proficiency endorsement

1. Before exercising the privileges of the converted pilot licence/certificate, the pilot must meet the recency and operational requirements of the state converting the pilot licence/certificate.

2. Hold an FAA 2nd - class medical certificate when exercising the privileges of their FAA ATP – Helicopter certificate. There are no comparable part 121 operations requiring an ATP-Helicopter rating, so ATP-Helicopter rated pilots are only required to hold a 2nd class medical certificate when exercising the privileges of an FAA ATP - Helicopter rating for commercial helicopter operation purposes.

3. An appropriate pilot type rating means a pilot type rating that authorizes PIC privileges. A pilot type rating that authorizes only SIC privileges (i.e. § 61.5(b)(7)(iv)) does not qualify for being an appropriate pilot type rating.

4. Applicants who hold an FAA ATP certificate with the Helicopter rating where the FAA ATP certificate is limited to VFR may qualify for issuance of a TCCA pilot licence – Helicopter (Aerial Work Only).

5. Only helicopters that are over 12,500 pounds maximum certified takeoff weight are eligible for a pilot type rating on the FAA pilot certificate.

6. The TCCA ATP Licence with the Helicopter rating may not be limited to Aerial Work Only. However, the individual helicopter pilot type ratings may be limited to Aerial Work Only, but not the TCCA ATP Licence – Helicopter.

Instrument Rating - Helicopter

TCCA to FAA

Topic

FAA to TCCA

Minimum age: 17 for PPL holder

Age

Minimum age: 17 for PPL holder

Hold at a minimum an FAA 3rd class medical certificate to exercise the privileges of the person’s pilot certificate.

Medical
Certificate

Hold as a minimum a TCCA Category 3 medical certificate.

Hold a TCCA Instrument Rating – Helicopter *3

Eligibility and Flight Experience
(Hours)

Hold an FAA Instrument–Helicopter rating and have an FAA § 61.57(d) instrument proficiency check in a helicopter within the past 24 calendar months. *2

Pass an examination in air law and communications as specified by the FAA.

Theoretical
Knowledge

Pass the air law and communication examination specified by TCCA..

No further skill/practical testing required. *1

Practical Skill

No further skill/practical testing required. *1

Requires that the TCCA pilot licence contain the English language proficiency endorsement

English Language Proficiency Endorsement

Requires that the FAA pilot certificate contain the English language proficiency endorsement

1 Before exercising the privileges of the converted pilot licence/certificate, the pilot must meet the recency and operational requirements of the state converting the pilot licence/certificate.

2. Pilots holding an FAA pilot certificate with an instrument rating that was converted from a TCCA pilot license with an instrument rating may meet the instrument experience requirements described in 14 CFR 61.57 (i.e., instrument approaches, holding procedures, and intercepting and tracking through the use of navigational electronic systems) if the pilot performed the required maneuvers under the authority of the pilot’s TCCA license in a helicopter within the required time period stated in 14 CFR 61.57(c).

3 Pilots holding a TCCA pilot licence with an instrument rating that was converted from a FAA pilot certificate with an instrument rating may also meet the requirements of CAR 421.49 [Renewal of Instrument Rating] by having passed an FAA instrument proficiency check in a category or class covered under this agreement or an approved flight simulation training device representing an aircraft that is covered under this agreement in 14 CFR - § 61.57 (d) within the previous 24 months.

Helicopter Type Ratings

TCCA to FAA

Topic

FAA to TCCA

Minimum age appropriate to the FAA pilot certificate that is being issued.

Age

Minimum age appropriate to the TCCA pilot licence that is being issued.

Hold as a minimum at least an FAA 3rd-class medical certificate.

Medical Certificate

Hold as a minimum at least a TCCA Category 3 medical certificate.

Hold a TCCA pilot licence with appropriate helicopter type rating.

* However, only helicopters that are over 12,500 pounds maximum certified takeoff weight are eligible for a pilot type rating on an FAA pilot certificate. *3

Eligibility and Flight Experience
(Hours)

Hold an FAA pilot certificate with the appropriate helicopter pilot type rating. An appropriate helicopter pilot type rating must authorize PIC privileges. *2

 

TCCA Pilot Type Rating Eligibility Requirement

Must be a pilot type rating that authorizes PIC privileges *2

For a helicopter pilot type rating for a helicopter type that only requires a pilot flight crew of a single pilot, TCCA requires at least 30 hours of total flight experience in helicopters for the initial helicopter pilot type rating and 5 hours of PIC flight time in the specific make and model of helicopter for any additional helicopter pilot type ratings.

For a helicopter pilot type rating for a helicopter type that requires a pilot and copilot for IFR operations or by the helicopter type certification data sheet, TCCA requires the applicant must have 166 hours of total flight experience in helicopters.

and

Show having met one of the following additional qualification requirements within the preceding 12 calendar months prior to the month of application:

◘ § 61.58 PIC proficiency check in that make and model of helicopter;

or

FAA pilot type rating practical test in that specific make and model of helicopter.

If the applicant has not met either one of the above requirements (i.e., § 61.58 PIC proficiency check or FAA pilot type rating practical test), the applicant will be issued a restricted pilot type rating for that specific make and model of helicopter.

No further testing required.

Theoretical Knowledge

No further testing required.

No further skill/practical testing required.

Practical Skill

No further skill/practical testing required.

Helicopter pilot type ratings on the TCCA pilot licence may be placed on that person’s FAA pilot certificate with no further testing requirements.

* Only helicopters that are over 12,500 pounds maximum certified takeoff weight are eligible for a pilot type rating on the FAA pilot certificate *3

Pilot Type Rating Issuance
Requirements

Helicopter pilot type ratings on the FAA pilot certificate may be placed on that person’s TCCA pilot licence with no further testing requirements.

Requires that the TCCA pilot licence contain the English language proficiency endorsement

English Language Proficiency Endorsement

Requires that the FAA pilot certificate contain the English language proficiency endorsement

1. Before exercising the privileges of the converted pilot licence/certificate, the pilot must meet the recency and operational requirements of the state converting the pilot licence/certificate.

2. An appropriate pilot type rating means a pilot type rating that authorizes PIC privileges. Otherwise, a pilot type rating that only authorizes SIC privileges (i.e., § 61.5(b)(7)(iv) does not qualify for being an appropriate pilot type rating.

3. Only helicopters that are over 12,500 pounds maximum certified takeoff weight are eligible for a pilot type rating on an FAA pilot certificate.

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