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Canadian Aviation Regulations

Version of section 406.03 from 2014-05-29 to 2022-09-11:

  •  (1) Subject to subsections (2) and (3), no person shall operate a flight training service in Canada using an aeroplane or helicopter in Canada unless the person holds a flight training unit operator certificate that authorizes the person to operate the service and complies with the conditions and operations specifications set out in the certificate.

  • (2) A person who does not hold a flight training unit operator certificate may operate a flight training service if

    • (a) the person holds a private operator registration document or an air operator certificate, the aircraft used for training — in the case of the holder of an air operator certificate — is specified in the air operator certificate, and the training is other than toward obtaining a pilot permit — recreational, a private pilot licence, a commercial pilot licence or a flight instructor rating; or

    • (b) the trainee is

      • (i) the owner, or a member of the family of the owner, of the aircraft used for training,

      • (ii) a director of a corporation that owns the aircraft used for training, and the training is other than toward obtaining a pilot permit — recreational or a private pilot licence, or

      • (iii) using an aircraft that has been obtained from a person who is at arm’s length from the flight instructor, and the training is other than toward obtaining a pilot permit — recreational or a private pilot licence.

  • (3) In the case of flight training conducted under subparagraph (2)(b)(iii), the flight instructor shall

    • (a) notify the Minister in writing of

      • (i) the name and address of the person to receive the training,

      • (ii) the registration of the aircraft to be used,

      • (iii) the type of training to be conducted,

      • (iv) the location of the training operations, and

      • (v) the name and licence number of the flight instructor; and

    • (b) provide the information to the Minister

      • (i) prior to commencing training operations,

      • (ii) within 10 working days after any change to the information, and

      • (iii) when the training is discontinued.

  • SOR/2003-129, s. 10
  • SOR/2014-131, s. 10
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