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Canadian Aviation Regulations

Version of section 602.73 from 2006-03-22 to 2021-07-06:

  •  (1) Subject to subsection (3), no pilot-in-command shall operate an aircraft in IFR flight unless an IFR flight plan has been filed.

  • (2) No pilot-in-command shall operate an aircraft in VFR flight unless a VFR flight plan or a VFR flight itinerary has been filed, except where the flight is conducted within 25 nautical miles of the departure aerodrome.

  • (3) A pilot-in-command may file an IFR flight itinerary instead of an IFR flight plan where

    • (a) the flight is conducted in part or in whole outside controlled airspace; or

    • (b) facilities are inadequate to permit the communication of flight plan information to an air traffic control unit, a flight service station or a community aerodrome radio station.

  • (4) Notwithstanding anything in this Division, no pilot-in-command shall, unless a flight plan has been filed, operate an aircraft between Canada and a foreign state.

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