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

In the US, you are not required to inform a doctor that you are a pilot. However, on the application for a medical certificate (Form 8500-8) you must list all "visits to health professionals" in the ...
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Is there a legal requirement to tell your doctor you are a pilot?

You don't have to. The reason is because you do have to tell your CAME about everything at your next aviation medical exam anyway. The reason you are not required to tell your doctor that you are a ...
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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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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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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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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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Is there a legal requirement to tell your doctor you are a pilot?

In Norway all Your medical records are stored in one database. Every doctor, public or private, have access to this register, they will also add Your visit in the database. Only way to get around this ...
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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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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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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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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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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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Is there a legal requirement to tell your doctor you are a pilot?

In the UK, like the other countries mentioned, you're not required to tell a doctor you're a pilot. However, if you have a medical problem that may impede your ability to fly, you are required to tell ...
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If I do PPL ground school online, do I have to do all of it?

You need at least 40 hours of ground school, according to the Transport Canada regulations (421.26). So you will need some sort of evidence to show that you have done so. I do hope that you weren't ...
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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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Can 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 needed to certify an aerodrome as an airport in Canada?

Short answer An operator of a certified airport is required to conduct airport operations according to an Airport Operations Manual. This manual must enumerate the facilities offered by the airport. ...
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What is needed to certify an aerodrome as an airport in Canada?

Original Answer Aerodrome It is an area where: aircraft land aircraft take off Runway may not be present (in case of a water aerodrome). Airport1 By definition2, an airport is an aerodrome with ...
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Which should I get a FAA glider licence or a Canadian glider licence?

This is heavily dependent on the local jurisdictions you plan to operate in and what their laws are. First off you must find out if your desired countries of operation accept foreign certificates. ...
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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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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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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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