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Is there a legal requirement to tell your doctor you are a pilot?

Specifically if I visit a doctor in Canada who is not a CAME for my regular aviation medical, do I have to tell him/her that I have a pilot's licence? You can imagine why I'm asking. I just ...
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Is it permitted to fly a 737-800 with one pilot?

A 737-800 was scheduled to leave from a Canadian airport to Mexico, but was delayed: the airline said the reason was that one of the pilots called in sick. As a workaround, the airline flew the plane ...
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Why does Canada recommend a minimum rate of climb for ultralights of 300 ft/min?

What is a safe minimum rate of climb for ultralights? I understand most ultralights climb at least 300-800 ft/min and in fact the Canadian ultralight specs recommend a minimum rate of climb of 300 ft/...
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Will a diagnosis of psychosis ban me from getting my recreational pilots license or my private pilots license?

I want to get my category 3 or 4 medical so I can either get my private pilots license or my recreational pilots license. I have been diagnosed with psychosis and am currently on Invega Sustenna (anti ...
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What regulations apply to flying near blasting areas in Canada?

I was flying near CYPK the other day and for convenience and since I was close to it, reported as being "above the blasting area". My instructor pointed out better not to do that. That made me think ...
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What is needed to certify an aerodrome as an airport in Canada?

So here. All airports are aerodromes. All aerodromes are not airports. Difference between Airport and Aerodrome: An aerodrome or airdrome is any place from where flight operations can take place. ...
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Can I fly a glider in Europe on a Canadian Glider License?

I currently live in Canada as a Permanent Resident and I recently received my Canadian Glider Pilot License. I will be going to Europe soon so I was wondering what I have to do to be able to fly a ...
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Can a runway have a displaced threshold and a closed section in the same area?

There is tricky question we weren't able to find a clear answer to. Following roughness tests we decided to close part of the runway to all aircraft movements (1400 ft out of a total 3000 ft runway). ...
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May a US citizen fly a US ultralight into Canada?

May a US citizen (no pilot license) fly a US ultralight into Canada or any other country? Due to a special exemption, Canadian pilots may fly a basic ultralight (registered but no certificate of ...
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What is a "Descend Via" clearance?

When flying to Teterboro, NJ (KTEB) and cleared via the JAIKE THREE ARRIVAL from Flat Rock (FAK): What does ATC expect when they give a clearance like: N1234, Descend VIA the JAIKE THREE ARRIVAL ...
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What does the solid black star symbol on this VNC chart mean?

On the Canadian VNC there are symbols, the meaning of I can't quite figure out. In the Nanaimo aerodrome there are several "star" symbols. The unfilled one shows the location of the aerodrome beacon. ...
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Am I required to have my Radiotelephone Operator's Restricted Certificate (Aeronautical) on-board the aircraft with me?

Is there a Canadian law or regulation which requires me to have my Radiotelephone Operator's Restricted Certificate (Aeronautical) on-board the aircraft with me? This is what I've found so far: ...
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What is the difference between a MEL, MMEL, KOEL and Equipment List?

When we are determining what equipment must be operational for an aircraft to be considered airworthy we are presented with different kinds of equipment that could be installed on the airplane. What ...
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What is the history behind CAR 105.01(2)?

Canadian Aviation Regulation 105.01(2) states: "No person shall conduct an aerial sightseeing flight, or any portion of an aerial sightseeing flight, in the control zone of the Québec/Jean Lesage ...
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Can pilots take multitools on board in Canada?

Can pilots in other countries or Canada carry Swiss army knives onboard on commercial flights? Passengers are not allowed to do that in Canada.
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How is MEF calculated for Canadian VNC?

According to the VNC, the MEF represents the highest feature in each quadrangle. It refers to AIM RAC 5.4 and CAR 602.15(2b) which basically says "lower than 500 AGL (CAR 602.14(2b)) ok, when for ...
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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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Can a US registered motorglider be flown in Canadian airspace when piloted by a pilot with the appropriate FAA glider license?

Is a PPL-Glider recognized as ICAO approved? Can a US registered motorglider be flown in Canadian airspace (or land at an appropriate Canadian airport) when piloted by a pilot with the appropriate FAA ...
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What exactly is the airspace above CYYZ (Toronto)?

I'm planning my first real life cross country trip from KFRG to CYKZ. I'm trying to understand the Toronto Airspace: Is a Canadian Class C airspace the same as a US Class B airspace? Toronto Pearson ...
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What are the requirements to obtain the ATP license in Canada?

How much exams does a person need to do in Canada do become a ATP pilot and how many hours will be needed to become a pilot, for example ground school time, flight hour time etc....
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Is there an online source for Canadian Instrument Approach Procedures?

The FAA offers instrument approach procedures on their website free of charge, and EASA does too. Does Canada have them online for us to use?
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What procedures do I have to follow to fly a seaplane from the US to Canada?

I work in the States and I'm thinking to go visit my friend in Canada. I have access to an Icon A5 and was thinking to fly from my closest lake in Vermont to his house which is also on a lake. What ...
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How is collision avoidance regulated in controlled airspace in Canada?

According to CAR 302.31(3) "Compliance with Air Traffic Control Instructions and Clearances" The pilot-in-command of an aircraft may deviate from an air traffic control clearance or an air traffic ...
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If I do PPL ground school online, do I have to do all of it?

I am not doing normal ground school (I chose to do it online). I have passed my PSTAR, and will be doing my ROC-A in the upcoming weeks. With this in mind, must I do the entire online ground school ...
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What is the maximum body weight allowed for a pilot?

What is the maximum allowed body weight for a new commercial pilot student? Would someone weighing 130kg be rejected on the basis of health? If so, what should that person weigh to avoid the ...
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How are the runways operated at Toronto Pearson?

I have a sort of technical question regarding the operations of runway systems at larger airports, specifically at Toronto Pearson (satellite view here). As far as I can see, the airport has 5 runways:...
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Is there any legal way to fly an inline twin-engine aircraft with a single-engine certificate?

Is there any legal way to fly an inline twin-engine aircraft with only a single-engine endorsement? For example, if it's an ultralight or amateur built? I understand Rutan's Defiant was an inline ...
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Past depression affect my ability to obtain a Canadian medical certificate? [duplicate]

I'm from Canada, and two years ago I had problems with my wife and decided to divorce. After that, I felt discomfort, and I was diagnosed with depression. I took an antidepressant Effexor for one ...
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Where can I do an FAA IPC in Canada?

I have an FAA Commercial License and my instrument checkride was completed 8 months ago. Now I am in Canada and trying to convert my license. Problem is the currency of the instrument rating. ...
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Can an ultralight be flown at night or IFR?

In Canada, can an ultralight be flown at night or IFR by a PPL pilot with a night flying or IFR endorsement if the ultralight is equipped for night flying or IFR ( eg. heated pitot tube, nav lights, ...
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How is US Class B airspace enforced in Canada?

Detroit, MI is the center of Class B airspace, however a good portion of that airspace within the inverted wedding cake is in Canada. What are the mechanisms that allow US to define Class B airspace ...
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Is there an order for the instructions of a go-around?

Scenario: Aircraft on final is approaching the threshold. A departing aircraft is slow to roll and ATC must issue a go-around instruction. ATC: PULL UP AND GO AROUND. TURN LEFT HEADING 360 MAINTAIN ...
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Can US pilots fly VFR OTT and/or VFR at night in Canada without additional ratings?

In the US, private pilots flying under VFR are implicitly allowed to fly without visual reference to the ground, eg. over an overcast cloud layer, as long as they maintain appropriate VFR weather ...
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Is this aircraft legal in Canada?

is an aircraft like this legal in Alberta, Canada? It's basically a human sized quadrocopter. If so do you need any license?
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Do ultralights need to have EPA-compliant engines in the USA and Canada?

Do ultralights need to have EPA-compliant engines in: The USA? Canada? Just wondering if you could use a hobby type 2 stroke engine for a twin engine Lazair type ultralight. I don't think they are ...
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Which should I get a FAA glider licence or a Canadian glider licence?

I plan to operate in the Caribbean (Antigua, under ECCAA jurisdiction, which does not have a glider rating of its own) and not in the USA or Canada. I am looking at which one would be require less ...
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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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Can you become FAA/TC commercial pilot with metal implants in hand?

I have a friend who wants to be a pilot and he has metal implant in his hand. It doesn’t affect his hand movement at all. I know that he will need to check it out with a Civil Aviation medical ...
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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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Are there downloadable versions of the Canadian VNC and VTA charts?

Are there PDF versions of Canadian VNC and VTA charts available for download? I fly in Australia where airservices lists them on their website so I was hoping to find something similar for Canada.
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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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What are the fuel requirements for Canadian flights?

I am aware of the "US Flag Jet", "Piston" and "Domestic" policies in the US, and the ICAO policies. Is there a specific requirement in Canada for domestic and also international flights? Does ...
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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 foreign based flight-time accepted in Canada?

I'm currently doing PPL course in Canada. Actually, I have flight times which was logged in my country. Can this flight time used when meeting the requirement for the PPL flight time?
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Where does it say that type certificates are required?

I am doing research and looking for a regulation (from FAA, Transport Canada, ICAO or anywhere else) that explicitly states that a type certificate is required for aeronautical products (aircraft, ...
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ICAO ATPL Conversion to Transport Canada

I am a former Captain for PALExpress, an airline in the Philippines. I have a valid CAAP ATPL and am rated for the DHC8-400 and sadly was part of the retrenchment program for Philippine Airlines last ...
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