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Canadian Aviation Regulations

Version of section 602.29 from 2007-06-30 to 2020-07-07:

  •  (1) No person shall operate a hang glider or an ultra-light aeroplane

    • (a) at night;

    • (b) in IFR flight;

    • (c) subject to subsections (2) and (3), in controlled airspace;

    • (d) unless the aircraft is equipped with

      • (i) a suitable means of restraint that is attached to the primary structure of the aircraft,

      • (ii) a radiocommunication system adequate to permit two-way communication on the appropriate frequency when the aircraft is operated within

        • (A) Class D airspace,

        • (B) the ADIZ, or

        • (C) an MF area, and

      • (iii) where the aircraft is an ultra-light aeroplane, a placard that is affixed to a surface in plain view of any occupant seated at the flight controls and that states, “THIS AEROPLANE IS OPERATING WITHOUT A CERTIFICATE OF AIRWORTHINESS/CET AVION EST UTILISÉ SANS CERTIFICAT DE NAVIGABILITÉ”;

    • (e) subject to subsections (4) and (5), while carrying another person on board; or

    • (f) unless each person on board

      • (i) is secured by a means of restraint referred to in subparagraph (d)(i), and

      • (ii) where the aircraft is not an advanced ultra-light aeroplane, is wearing a protective helmet.

  • (2) A person may operate a hang glider or an ultra-light aeroplane in controlled airspace

    • (a) within five nautical miles from the centre of an airport or heliport or within a control zone of an uncontrolled airport where the person has obtained permission from the airport or heliport operator;

    • (b) within a control zone of a controlled airport where the person has obtained an air traffic control clearance by two-way radio voice communication from the air traffic control unit of the airport; or

    • (c) where the aircraft is an advanced ultra-light aeroplane, if the aeroplane is equipped in accordance with section 605.14.

  • (3) A person may operate a hang glider in Class E airspace where

    • (a) the pilot

      • (i) is at least 16 years of age,

      • (ii) is in possession of a Category 1, 3 or 4 medical certificate, and

      • (iii) has obtained a grade of not less than 60 per cent on a Department of Transport written examination pertaining to the Canadian Aviation Regulations, air traffic procedures, flight instruments, navigation, flight operations and human factors respecting hang glider operations in Class E airspace;

    • (b) the hang glider is equipped with a magnetic compass and altimeter;

    • (c) the flight is a cross-country flight; and

    • (d) the pilot informs the nearest flight service station of the time of departure and estimated duration of the flight in Class E airspace.

  • (4) A person may operate

    • (a) a hang glider with one other person on board if the flight is conducted for the purpose of providing dual flight instruction; or

    • (b) an ultra-light aeroplane with one other person on board if

      • (i) the flight is conducted for the purpose of providing dual flight instruction,

      • (ii) the pilot is a holder of a pilot permit — ultra-light aeroplane endorsed with a passenger-carrying rating and the aeroplane has no restrictions against carrying another person, or

      • (iii) the other person is a holder of a pilot licence or permit, other than a student pilot permit, that allows them to act as pilot-in-command of an ultra-light aeroplane.

  • (5) A person may operate an advanced ultra-light aeroplane with another person on board where the pilot holds a permit or licence issued pursuant to Subpart 1 of Part IV that is appropriate to the functions or privileges being exercised.

  • SOR/2005-319, s. 7
  • SOR/2007-87, s. 11

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