Use of Position and Anti-collision Lights
605.17 (1) Subject to subsection (2), no person shall operate an aircraft in the air or on the ground at night, or on water between sunset and sunrise, unless the aircraft position lights and anti-collision lights are turned on.
(2) Anti-collision lights may be turned off where the pilot-in-command determines that, because of operating conditions, doing so would be in the interests of aviation safety.
Power-driven Aircraft — IFR
605.18 No person shall conduct a take-off in a power-driven aircraft for the purpose of IFR flight unless it is equipped with
(a) when it is operated by day, the equipment required pursuant to paragraphs 605.16(1)(a) to (h);
(b) when it is operated by night, the equipment required pursuant to paragraphs 605.16(1)(a) to (k);
(c) an attitude indicator;
(d) a vertical speed indicator;
(e) an outside air temperature gauge;
(f) a means of preventing malfunction caused by icing for each airspeed indicating system;
(g) a power failure warning device or vacuum indicator that shows the power available to gyroscopic instruments from each power source;
(h) an alternative source of static pressure for the altimeter, airspeed indicator and vertical speed indicator;
(i) sufficient radiocommunication equipment to permit the pilot to conduct two-way communications on the appropriate frequency; and
(j) sufficient radio navigation equipment to permit the pilot, in the event of the failure at any stage of the flight of any item of that equipment, including any associated flight instrument display,
(i) to proceed to the destination aerodrome or proceed to another aerodrome that is suitable for landing, and
(ii) where the aircraft is operated in IMC, to complete an instrument approach and, if necessary, conduct a missed approach procedure.
Balloons — Day VFR
605.19 No person shall conduct a take-off in a balloon for the purpose of day VFR flight unless it is equipped with
(a) an altimeter;
(b) a vertical speed indicator;
(c) in the case of a hot air balloon,
(i) a fuel quantity gauge, and
(ii) an envelope temperature indicator;
(d) in the case of a captive gas balloon, a magnetic direction indicator; and
(e) subject to subsections 601.08(2) and 601.09(2), a radiocommunication system adequate to permit two-way communication on the appropriate frequency when the balloon is operated within
(i) Class C or Class D airspace,
(ii) an MF area, unless the aircraft is operated pursuant to subsection 602.97(3), or
(iii) the ADIZ.
Balloons — Night VFR
605.20 No person shall conduct a take-off in a balloon for the purpose of night VFR flight unless it is equipped with
(a) equipment required pursuant to section 605.19;
(b) position lights;
(c) a means of illuminating all of the instruments used by the flight crew, including a flashlight; and
(d) in the case of a hot air balloon, two independent fuel systems.
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