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How to get Multi Engine Rating from South Africa with a Canadian CPL?

I am currently holding a Candian CPL. I wish to do Multi-Engine Rating in South Africa. Is it possible to go to South Africa and add a Rating using my Canadian CPL?
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Can I overfly Canada on BasicMed?

I’m an FAA PPL using BasicMed. I know Transport Canada doesn’t recognize BasicMed, so I certainly wouldn’t try landing in Canada. However, can I legally fly from one US airport through Canadian ...
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What options are there in Canada for treatment of severe depression and anxiety for pilots?

I'm a Canadian commercial helicopter pilot, and I've been struggling with severe depression and anxiety issues since childhood. I'm very good at faking it, well, good enough that I've been able to lie ...
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What does this symbol mean?

Does anybody know what the icon inside the circle mean ? Found at aviationweather.gov
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What does the SOG part of this METAR mean?

CWKX 231700Z AUTO 12001KT M05/M07 RMK AO1 SOG 32 6023 SLP123 T10471068 Does anyone know what “SOG 32 6023” means? Also why is that type of metar have a bunny icon in it instead of the M or the ...
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Can private flights between the US and Canada avoid using a port of entry?

I'm considering getting back into flying private after a 15 year absence. I'm a dual US/Canadian passport holder. I'd like to fly between homes on Nantucket, MA and rural Nova Scotia regularly. Is ...
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Do hours flying "advanced ultralight" aircraft contribute towards your license in Canada?

I'm interested in the business possibilities of offering flight training in Southern Ontario, in particular using advanced ultralight aircraft. I realize that this is uncommon, of course, but my ...
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Are any flight schools or clubs in Canada using Pipistrel's Alpha Electro or Velis Electro?

I'm interested in the business and environmental possibilities of using electric trainers for training. Are there flight clubs or flight schools training with electric aircraft? I thought I'd read ...
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What does the flashing green-light signal (return for landing) actually mean to NORDO aircraft?

Studying for the PSTAR I see that a flashing green signal while in the circuit means "return for landing" but this is not actually defined anywhere. What does that mean? NORDO = "is an aircraft ...
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Can I use audio containing Canadian ATC/broadcast radio transmissions in a YouTube video?

I often record my flight training without audio and post some of it to YouTube. I would like to add in audio recording of what I hear and say over the radio as well, but my ground school suggested ...
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Can a non-citizen get a pilot job in Canada if they have an FAA CPL? [closed]

I am an Indian national and considering taking CPL classes in the US. Upon graduation I should have around 250 hours under my belt and FAA licenses. Based on my citizenship status and FAA licenses, ...
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Vancouver FIR meaning

In looking at Garmin Pilot, there is something labeled "Vancouver FIR" which has 3 segments. It's located over the northern Cascades and to the east of the northern tip of Vancouver Island (Canada). ...
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What is this airplane?

Found this old pic of an aircraft that used to service the north. Was wondering if anyone could identify, or had registration information. It would have been in service sometime between 1950-1970.
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Do I need a license to flight test a homebuilt seaplane at very low altitude?

I am asking this because me and my friends are building a homemade seaplane or boat whatever you want to call it. It's not designed for long-range or high-altitude flights. We're not going to fly at a ...
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Do I need a driver's license to get a PPL in Canada?

I've been searching on Google but there doesn't seem to be any results confirming or rejecting the requirement of a driver's license prior to PPL. It returns results for the United States, but that is ...
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Was the 1992 Gimli DHC-4 Caribou accident ever investigated?

On August 27, 1992, 3 people were killed when a de Havilland Canada DHC-4 Caribou crashed immediately after takeoff at Gimli Industrial Park Airport. Wikipedia describes the accident as follows: ...
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What's the difference between a Terminal Control Area and a Control Zone?

From what I've understood, in Canada a Terminal Control Area (TCA) is established at airports with a high volume of traffic to provide IFR control service to arriving, departing and en route aircraft. ...
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What requirements aren't met, that would designate an airspace to be Class E instead of A, B, C, or D?

Quoted from Transport Canada "Class E airspace is designated where an operational need exists for controlled airspace but does not meet the requirements for Class A, B, C, or D." Class A airspace ...
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Is mode C required for CVFR in Canadian Class B airspace?

(This is in reference to Canadian Airspace) Can you fly in Class B airspace under CVFR (Controlled Visual Flight Rules) without a transponder with Mode c (altitude encoding) capability? To enter ...
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When will the Canadian ADS-B satellite system be implemented?

It is interesting that ADS-B is not mandated in Canada as of yet. If you fly in the US you quickly realize the benefits. Now as I understand it Nav Canada is the largest shareholder in Iridum but ADS-...
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Why is a class 2 medical not valid in Canada?

Upon reviewing the requirements for the Recreational Pilot Permit and Private Pilot License in Canada, I see that only class 1, 3 and 4 medicals are approved. Are EASA class 2 medicals not valid in ...
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What do the remarks of this metar mean? "RMK SC1SC5AC1 AC TR SLP116"

Here's the current METAR from CYYZ: CYYZ 140700Z 26011KT 15SM FEW025 BKN045 BKN080 M05/M08 A2984 RMK SC1SC5AC1 AC TR SLP116 Does anyone know what each section of text of the remarks section means?
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Can I convert an FAA medical certificate to a Canadian one without visiting an AME?

I currently hold a first class FAA medical certificate. Can I transfer to a Canadian medical certificate without meeting with a Canadian AME? (2) The applicant may obtain a TCCA Medical ...
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Where can I find flight plan records for a private flight in the 1970s?

How would I find a record of a private plane flight from Canada to the US in the early to mid 1970's? I am researching records of my father.
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What's the difference between the Multi Engine Instrument Rating and Instrument Rating in Canada?

Are the requirements for the Multi Engine Instrument Rating the same as Instrument Rating in Canada or is there a separate exam for each of them? Thanks!
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Can I take my Canadian PPL with flight hours logged in the US?

I was wondering if I can combine my flight training hours in the US with my Canadian ones if I want to take my PPL in Canada?
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When do controllers assign a squawk code to VFR aircraft in Canada?

In all of my previous flying experience the controllers provided a squawk code only when I requested flight following. On a recent flight from Buttonville, Ontario (CYKZ), the controller provided a ...
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What is the process for requesting flight following in Canada?

In US, the process to get flight following is pretty straightforward. You call the approach/center frequency, request a flight following and you get it. On a recent flight originating from a Canadian ...
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How and when is a VFR flight plan closed when flying from the US to Canada?

I recently flew from US to Canada. As required I filed a VFR flight plan online (at 1800wxbrief.com). The flight plan was activated after I took off by contacting Flight Services at 122.2. They ...
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When do I have to contact Centre when departing/arriving at an airport with an ATF?

I'm looking at St-Frédéric airport in Quebec, Canada (CSZ4) and specifically at the "COMM" section. It says that there is an Aerodrome Traffic Frequency (ATF) on 122.8 but it also seems to say that ...
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Is there a triangle representation for the Canadian airspace?

I'm looking for the following figure, except modified for Canadian airspace. Does anybody have a copy, or can help me modify this one? I searched everywhere and could not find one.
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What is the best VFR route to CYKZ (ButtonVille) when approaching from the southeast?

I'm planning my first real life cross country trip from KFRG to CYKZ. But I'm very confused by the Toronto airspace. My main question is around how to approach ButtonVille airport from the south (say ...
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When to log time as PIC, Dual or Co-Pilot?

I'm currently finishing up my Canadian PPL. I have questions around logging my time appropriately. Most of it is pretty straight forward. Looking at 401.08 the only thing I'm unsure about is how to ...
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What does the code FU1FU2FU5 mean in this metar?

In their METAR, CYPK reported ... 25SM FEW037 SCT050 OVC250 21/15 A3016 RMK FU1FU2FU5 DENSITY ALT 400FT. Since it's quite smokey out, I would have expected a ...
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Can foreign pilots get a Canadian ATPL and work for a Canadian commercial airline?

Can foreign pilots get a work permit for a Canadian commercial airline upon the completion of their training in Canada?
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Where can you find symbols (like these) that aren't on the legend?

I see a lot of these fan like symbols: ...on the Nav Canada Alaska Highway - Fort Nelson to Northway, 1:500,000 VFR Navigation Chart, but they're not anywhere on the map legend. I presume they'...
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Can a nonresident American citizen get a Canadian helicopter license?

Is there anything preventing a non-resident American citizen from taking and obtaining a Canadian helicopter pilot license which could be converted to an American PPL helicopter certificate? The ...
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Why is the font size of runway numbers in Canada small?

I've noticed that on runways at Canadian airports, runway numbers are painted noticeably smaller than runway numbers at airports pretty much anywhere else. For instance, here's the beginning of runway ...
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How do you search for all incidents of a Canadian airline online?

Where can I find records of all incidents (per ICAO's definition) for a specific Canadian airline, e.g. WestJet? Typing in 'Westjet' on TSB Canada's site produced only 7 results and none this year: ...
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What's the Canadian equivalent of a Biennial Flight Review?

Is there an equivalent? Googling I didn't learn much.
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What exactly is the purpose of a pilot keeping a logbook?

More specifically: in Canada what are reasons and protocols of keeping a logbook?
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Why wasn't Avro Arrow program revived ever? [closed]

When Canadians realized that it was a mistake to abandon their jet fighter program, why didn't they revive it? Why wasn't Avro Arrow program revived ever?
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Are there special safety considerations when flying to/in Atlantic Canada?

I'm considering a trip to Nova Scotia from New York in a Cessna 172 or a Piper Archer. The trip is about 3.5 - 5 hours long and could involve some small open ocean portions. Since Nova Scotia has ...
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How can I convert an FAA pilot's certificate to a Canadian one?

What do I have to do to obtain a Canadian pilot's license if I already have an FAA one?
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Does a Mexican citizen studying in the US with an FAA license need a visa when landing at airports in Canada?

I'm from Mexico but worked in San Francisco for 4 years under a TN Visa. During that time I learned how to fly and obtained a PPL and then an IFR rating. I'm now living in Boston getting a Masters ...
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What mental health standards must a candidate meet in order to qualify for a pilot's medical certificates?

What are the mental health standards (if any) that a candidate pilot must meet in order to qualify for a medical certificate? Answers for Canada, the US, and Europe would be particularly interesting ...
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What are the differences between Canadian VNCs and US Sectional charts?

I've been looking at Canadian VNCs (VFR Navigation Charts) and they look surprisingly different from US sectionals. A big difference seems to be how the airspace is designed, but there seem to be a ...
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How can I become familiar with flight rules specific to Canada when flying there from the United States?

As a US licensed and trained pilot, I know I can fly into Canada, but are there are airspace rules that are different from the American system. Is there a Canadian rules test or conversion you can or ...
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Is being a pilot stressful or hard? [closed]

As a Canadian teenager hoping to become a commercial pilot, I'd like to know how hard it actually is to live the life of a pilot. I've heard from some people that the hours can be pretty gruesome, ...
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Who runs the Air Navigation System (air traffic control) in Canada?

Who runs the Air Traffic Control system in Canada? Is it the government?
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