Freelance Authorized Person?

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Freelance Authorized Person?

Post by tigerCT » Fri Dec 06, 2019 11:13 am

I have been doing a little freelance instruction recently but now I am wondering what other people do who freelance about the necessity for having a TC Authorized person sign the application for PPL and CPL?
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Re: Freelance Authorized Person?

Post by CpnCrunch » Fri Dec 06, 2019 1:31 pm

Either find a friendly AP at an FTU who will sign it (presumably if you've done some training with them), or just send your documents to TC directly. I sent mine to TC and it was fine.
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Re: Freelance Authorized Person?

Post by Squaretail » Fri Dec 06, 2019 1:43 pm

AFAIK, there are no more freelance authorized persons anymore. I tried to retain my AP when I stopped officially working for a school, and TC would have none of it. The only other person I knew who did retain his AP status outside of a school has since given up his AP privileges, and I was told it was TC's relatively new policy to only have APs who worked for schools. Heaven forbid there be more service to the GA community instead of less. :roll:
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Re: Freelance Authorized Person?

Post by photofly » Fri Dec 06, 2019 3:36 pm

APs are required to process applications from outside their FTU. They act for the minister, not for their employer.


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Re: Freelance Authorized Person?

Post by PilotDAR » Fri Dec 06, 2019 7:14 pm

I asked a TC staff member on behalf of one of my students, and it went perfectly well (Other than I had made an error in a log entry!).
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Re: Freelance Authorized Person?

Post by tigerCT » Fri Dec 06, 2019 8:20 pm

That helps a lot, I did call TC and they told me that there was no AP outside an FTU, but there were talks of changing that. I am in the Winnipeg area so I can find people to sign the forms, I just would have liked to do it on my own.
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Re: Freelance Authorized Person?

Post by CpnCrunch » Fri Dec 06, 2019 10:45 pm

Well, an FTU isn't strictly necessary to be an AP, but it looks like you may need to be employed by a company delivering training in some form:

https://www.pacificseaplanes.net/seapla ... -training/

And as mentioned previously, you don't need an AP to sign off your license application; it is strictly optional. Either an AP checks your documents, or TC does it. See:

https://www.tc.gc.ca/en/services/aviati ... .html#e6_0
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Re: Freelance Authorized Person?

Post by photofly » Sat Dec 07, 2019 6:01 am

Special arrangements for sea plane ratings: most AP’s can’t sign them off.
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