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by nbinont
Sat Jul 04, 2020 7:11 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Commercial or PPL required
Replies: 7
Views: 362

Re: Commercial or PPL required

See the Advisory Circular on the topic: https://www.tc.gc.ca/en/services/aviati ... 0-007.html
Basically you need a CPL unless you own both the farm and aircraft (or parts thereof within 25nm).
by nbinont
Tue Jun 16, 2020 1:00 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Validating FAA medical to TC
Replies: 4
Views: 429

Re: Validating FAA medical to TC

Agree with PostmasterGeneral - there's no ability to get a Canadian Medical based on any other country medical. The Transport Canada medical must be done by a CAME: https://wwwapps.tc.gc.ca/Saf-Sec-Sur/2/CAME-MEAC/l.aspx . However, if you're not living in Canada, Transport Canada will allow any Avia...
by nbinont
Fri Jun 05, 2020 12:14 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Cat1 Medicals for International Students
Replies: 3
Views: 553

Re: Cat1 Medicals for International Students

Best approach is continue following up with TC. You have an email stating they will send it by end of April 2020. It's been a month and you haven't received it, so get them to confirm they did send it as promised. Then take it from there. Occasionally something gets stuck in the process and asking a...
by nbinont
Sun May 10, 2020 9:54 pm
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Convert from TC to FAA
Replies: 4
Views: 605

Re: Convert from TC to FAA

...I think having FAA licenses would be a plus if you want to work in the USA (US currency is stronger than CAD) Make sure you have the right to work in the USA, if that is what you want to do. (Or right to work in Canada if that is what you want to do.) If you don't have it, training at a formal s...
by nbinont
Fri May 08, 2020 9:59 pm
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: MFC still flying?
Replies: 3
Views: 1798

Re: MFC still flying?

No idea, but it's reasonable given the situation in New Brunswick. They have handled covid-19 exceedingly well and it's virtually eliminated in the province: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/COVID-19_pandemic_in_New_Brunswick . No reason to keep things locked down when the virus is contained/nearly eli...
by nbinont
Wed Feb 19, 2020 3:43 pm
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Lack of PIC experience
Replies: 5
Views: 916

Re: Lack of PIC experience

If I were you, I'd get the (FLVC) (see https://www.harvsair.com/course/foreign-pilot-licence-conversion/ ). as a temporary measure. Then use that to get your PIC time (per the Canadian definition), training time, and get familiar with any Canadian rules that are different. You may be able to convinc...
by nbinont
Wed Feb 19, 2020 1:40 pm
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Lack of PIC experience
Replies: 5
Views: 916

Re: Lack of PIC experience

Which country? Transport Canada has special conversion procedures for some countries. For example to convert a FAA cert, follow this: https://www.tc.gc.ca/en/services/aviation/reference-centre/advisory-circulars/ac-401-001.html#toc62 . Requirements are adapted to recognize you already have a foreign...
by nbinont
Mon Nov 11, 2019 3:17 pm
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: ILS question
Replies: 27
Views: 1360

Re: ILS question

indieadventurer: I understand your link indicates that a number of circling minima are being removed from approaches. I would agree that you can't circle to land for an approach that doesn't include circling minima. (Unless, of course, you break out in VFR conditions, cancel IFR, and join the VFR ci...
by nbinont
Fri Oct 25, 2019 2:17 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: ECG and Cat 3 medical?
Replies: 3
Views: 636

Re: ECG and Cat 3 medical?

Yes. However there are some fine points: You still have a Cat 1 medical; your category does not change unless you get a new medical. However, CAR 404.04 6.3 ( https://laws-lois.justice.gc.ca/eng/regulations/sor-96-433/page-51.html ) states: (6.3) The holder of a commercial pilot licence or an airlin...
by nbinont
Mon Sep 23, 2019 11:36 am
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Single IFR vs Multi vs Multi IFR
Replies: 1
Views: 305

Re: Single IFR vs Multi vs Multi IFR

If you do your IFR ride (flight test or IPC) in a single engine aircraft, you get a group 3 (single engine) instrument rating. If you do it in a mult engine aircraft, you get a group 1 (multi engine + single engine) instrument rating. However, you have to be able to fly a multi-engine aircraft (pass...
by nbinont
Sun Sep 15, 2019 1:32 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Low timer insurance
Replies: 9
Views: 1083

Re: Low timer insurance

Thanks for the reply. We'd be buying into an already existing partnership so I guess i'll see with them what the deal is. Ask your future partners to check with their existing insurer what it would take to get you added to the aircraft policy. The insurer will want details on you (licences, experie...
by nbinont
Sat Aug 10, 2019 3:49 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: TC to FAA Conversion
Replies: 9
Views: 2064

Re: TC to FAA Conversion

See: https://www.faa.gov/documentLibrary/med ... 61-135.pdf for the exact requirements the FAA is looking for. Basically a couple exams (https://www.faa.gov/training_testing/te ... matrix.pdf) and a FAA medical. Plus some paperwork with the FSDO.
by nbinont
Tue Aug 06, 2019 2:40 pm
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Flying Through YYC Class C Question
Replies: 18
Views: 1801

Re: Flying Through YYC Class C Question

anewbertapilot: The requirements are those for class C airspace - you need a clearance from the controlling entity. Look at your VNC and notice the communication boxes around the airspace (either Calgary Terminal or Calgary Tower). Call them up on that frequency, and get your VFR clearance from them...
by nbinont
Wed Jul 31, 2019 2:59 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Getting back into flying - Canadian licence in USA?
Replies: 19
Views: 1730

Re: Getting back into flying - Canadian licence in USA?

That said if I needed to come to Canada to get a medical done (not many CAMEs around here, I looked) .... Really everything seems clear other than the necessity of having a Canadian medical in order to have my current FAA certificate valid. If you aren't living in Canada, Transport Canada will allo...
by nbinont
Tue Jul 16, 2019 11:33 am
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: Canadian Airline Pilots and US Customs
Replies: 14
Views: 4753

Re: Canadian Airline Pilots and US Customs

So, I'm uncertain as to why the fixation with visa classification whennnn...no visa is required. :lol: The problem is I don't get the sense that the frontline officers actually have a clue about their own rules. :roll: Prior to widespread adoption of the kiosks I was quite happy to just fill out th...
by nbinont
Thu May 09, 2019 8:12 pm
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Cornwall aviation or elsewhere?
Replies: 4
Views: 1137

Re: Cornwall aviation or elsewhere?

Agree with Diago. I was in the same position. You need a Multi rating flight test and an IFR flight test (or IPC) in a multi. Review the guides: http://www.tc.gc.ca/eng/civilaviation/publications/menu.htm#training For the Multi rating, study the flight test guide AND instructor guide. For the group ...
by nbinont
Thu Apr 11, 2019 11:48 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Stateside on route freq
Replies: 13
Views: 1297

Re: Stateside on route freq

Just browsing some more FAA publications and it appears there is an "en-route" frequency listed in the "chart supplement US" (all are available here: https://www.faa.gov/air_traffic/flight_info/aeronav/productcatalog/supplementalcharts/airportdirectory/ ). Taking a look at one in particular ( https:...
by nbinont
Thu Apr 11, 2019 3:02 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Stateside on route freq
Replies: 13
Views: 1297

Re: Stateside on route freq

rookiepilot is correct. There is no official common en-route frequency in the US (though the FAA reserves 123.75 for fixed wing air-to-air so you know there isn't a ground station on it. Ironically you probably won't find many planes on it either.). The only common frequencies they have are frequenc...
by nbinont
Sun Mar 24, 2019 10:56 pm
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: ICAO Airport Codes
Replies: 11
Views: 891

Re: ICAO Airport Codes

ICAO airport codes are designated by a combination of the ICAO (International Civil Aviation Organization) and the country. ICAO provides the prefix (for example 'CY' for Canada, or 'EG' for the UK), then the country can assign the remainder of the 4 letters to their airports. Thus you get CYYZ or E...
by nbinont
Sun Mar 17, 2019 10:57 am
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Vancouver vs Stratford/Cornwall
Replies: 8
Views: 1380

Re: Vancouver vs Stratford/Cornwall

I don't have experience with Vancouver or Cornwall, but I can speak well of Stratford.
by nbinont
Sun Feb 17, 2019 8:15 am
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Road to CPL/MEIR
Replies: 4
Views: 530

Re: Road to CPL/MEIR

However, there's a requirement of 5hr instrument dual from a Canadian flight instructor and 15hr instrument dual from an authorized person that you would have to meet. Transport Canada’s policy is to accept dual instructional time with an instructor from any ICAO country towards the dual requiremen...
by nbinont
Sat Feb 16, 2019 11:24 pm
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Road to CPL/MEIR
Replies: 4
Views: 530

Re: Road to CPL/MEIR

As you've discovered, the conversion process is really meant to convert current and active pilots from one country to the other. Either get current (and IPC) and then convert or drop the non-current parts and convert the rest. Your biggest concern here is likely that you haven't been actively flying...
by nbinont
Wed Dec 12, 2018 3:24 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: COPA for Kids pilots now require police check
Replies: 236
Views: 16341

Re: COPA for Kids pilots now require police check

I can't believe the hassle COPA is putting you through. Especially, you - a long time volunteer and organizer. *shakes head*
by nbinont
Thu Dec 06, 2018 10:58 am
Forum: Health & Fitness
Topic: How early can you renew your Cat 1
Replies: 12
Views: 3102

Re: How early can you renew your Cat 1

-Medical category change (3->1, etc), change of restrictions.
-Also, if you're living outside the country, TC can accept a medical done by an aviation doc certified by another ICAO member state, but you don't get a stamp. TC has to review, approve, and sent you a sticker.

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