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Why does Canada recommend a minimum rate of climb for ultralights of 300 ft/min?

When you fly gliders you discover it's quite common to run into air that's descending at 1-200 fpm, or "sink" in soaring-talk. Descending air next to a thermal, or air descending due to downsloping ...
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Is it permitted to fly a 737-800 with one pilot?

Unless there is an exemption I am unaware of, the 737-800 always requires a pilot and co-pilot. Perhaps you misunderstood? Longer haul operations require three (or more) pilots, so maybe the shorter ...
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Is it permitted to fly a 737-800 with one pilot?

In addition to the possibility of one of the pilots on hand at the airport having flown enough in the past day that they could legally fly a 2 hour flight but not a longer flight, there may be other ...
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Is there a legal requirement to tell your doctor you are a pilot?

It's not in the Canadian Aviation Regulations, but in the Aeronautics Act which enable the CARs. It's section 6.5(2), and yes, if you are a pilot, you have to advise any doctor of that fact, and they ...
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How is MEF calculated for Canadian VNC?

According to Aeronautical Information Circular 26/11 VFR Navigation Charts—Clarification of the Maximum Elevation Figure the The MEF is calculated by taking the higher value of: the top ...
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Will a diagnosis of psychosis ban me from getting my recreational pilots license or my private pilots license?

Well, according to the CAA: Class 1 (a) Psychotic disorder A history of, or the occurrence of, a functional psychotic disorder is disqualifying unless a cause can be unequivocally identified as one ...
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What regulations apply to flying near blasting areas in Canada?

Blasting areas are not subject to particular regulation, they can be depicted on charts and/or announced by NOTAMs (code for blasting is WH, compliant to ICAO standard). The blaster operator always ...
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What is the difference between a MEL, MMEL, KOEL and Equipment List?

Definition of Master Minimum Equipment List from ICAO Master Minimum Equipment List/ Minimum Equipment List Policy and Procedures Manual: “Master Minimum Equipment List” means a document approved by ...
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Is it permitted to fly a 737-800 with one pilot?

Another possibility is that their available 2nd pilot was over 65, and therefore ineligible to fly over US airspace. Canada doesn't have mandatory retirement for pilots, but US does. Especially during ...
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What is the history behind CAR 105.01(2)?

In short, it's because of complaints about noise. From the Canada Gazette, Vol. 132, No. 2, pp.98-103: The regulation reflects the Minister’s desire to have increased oversight of sightseeing ...
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What does the solid black star symbol on this VNC chart mean?

Here's how to decode S2 Fl R 209: S1 - Identifier. Bearing relative to an aerodrome (N, W, NE). If there are multiple with the ...
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Can I fly a glider in Europe on a Canadian Glider License?

In general, it is difficult to convert to EASA. You can find more information here however I suspect the easiest method will simply be for you to phone them up. I think the bureaucracy will probably ...
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What procedures do I have to follow to fly a seaplane from the US to Canada?

Whenever you land in the US from a departure point not in the US, you have to land at an Airport of Entry as your first US destination airport. It does not have to be a big airport. There are plenty ...
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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?

The simplest answer is that Class E doesn't have a control tower, and the others (Except A) do. Think of Class E like it's "Class A", but just at the lower altitudes. Both A and E are basically "...
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Do ultralights need to have EPA-compliant engines in the USA and Canada?

No such thing as EPA compliance on General Aviation engines or ultralight engines for that matter. You buy a piston engine from Continental or Lycoming, it has no pollution controls of any kind. It's ...
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When to log time as PIC, Dual or Co-Pilot?

Canadian law is as follows: At no time can anyone in a private C172 log SIC or co-pilot time, because the 172 is certified only for single pilot operations and the aircraft is not flown under the ...
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Where can I do an FAA IPC in Canada?

I get this question a lot. I am an FAA airplane and helicopter CFI with an Airplane "double eye" the Instrument Instructor and Multi-Engine instructor. In Canada I'm also an airplane ATPL ...
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Can a runway have a displaced threshold and a closed section in the same area?

This is what Lelystad airport in the Netherlands currently looks like. The runway is being extended but the extension is not yet open for operations, so it's closed with a displaced treshold, similar ...
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Can a runway have a displaced threshold and a closed section in the same area?

In any case, threshold and runway numbers are highly desirable in a new position. Possibly it is the reason why pilots were confused with your initial variant. At least by FAA regulations, if you don'...
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May a US citizen fly a US ultralight into Canada?

Interesting question! Ultralights can be registered with the EAA's vehicle registration program, which issues a registration ID beginning with the letter "E". The problem is that in Canada ...
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What is the maximum body weight allowed for a pilot?

In the US there's no specific weight limit in the regulations. Instead, they just say that you must be capable of performing the duties of a pilot, e.g. 14 CFR 61.113: The general medical standards ...
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Is this aircraft legal in Canada?

It's not possible to tell for certain based just on this one picture, but I don't see any reason why it wouldn't be. Unlike the US, Canada doesn't recognize the concept of an ultralight helicopter, so ...
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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?

Unless your license says on its face that it doesn't meet ICAO requirements (as FAA student, sport and recreational licenses do), then when you are flying an aircraft registered in that same ICAO ...
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Is there an order for the instructions of a go-around?

Standard ICAO phraseology for ATC commanded go around for callsign XYZ would be: "XYZ go around (possible reason for go-around)" XYZ would then acknowledge this: "Going around, XYZ" ATC may then ...
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How is US Class B airspace enforced in Canada?

The portion over Canada is not designated US Class B but Canadian Class C. Note that Canadian Class C airspace definition is similar to US Class B. In particular, VFR aircraft must obtain ...
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What exactly is the airspace above CYYZ (Toronto)?

Canadian Class C airspace is generally the same as US Class C airspace. Prior permission is required before entering. Canadian Class B airspace is 12,500' and above. Not a factor for you most likely. ...
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Can US pilots fly VFR OTT and/or VFR at night in Canada without additional ratings?

It looks like if you have a foreign instrument rating you automatically have VFR OTT privileges, but for night VFR you still need a Canadian night rating. CAR 421.44(7) for VFR OTT: An applicant ...
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