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Convert an FAA certificate to a Canadian private pilot license

A little while ago someone asked us how to convert an FAA certificate to a Canadian Private pilot license.

Applicants are required to write a conversion examination consisting of several topics that have mainly to do with Canadian air law. Regulations should be reviewed as they apply to airplanes in VFR operations.  These are found in the table below.

CARS – are Canadian Aviation Regulations and found on Transport Canada’s website. The AIM is the Aeronautical information Manual and may also be found on the TC website, and you can download a a pdf copy of the publication.

Below are the specific subjects that need to be studied for the exam.

CARs Part I, Subpart 1 GENERAL PROVISIONS
101.01 – Interpretation (definitions as needed)
CARs Part IV, Subpart 1 FLIGHT CREW PERMITS, LICENCES AND RATINGS
401.05 – Recency Requirements
401.26 – Private Pilot Licence, Aeroplanes – Privileges
CARs Part IV, Subpart 4 MEDICAL REQUIREMENTS
404.04 – Issuance, Renewal, Validity Period and Extension of a Medical Certificate
CARs Part VI, Subpart 1 AIRSPACE
Division I – Airspace Structure, Classification and Use
Division II – Aircraft Operating Restrictions and Hazards to Aviation Safety
CARs Part VI, Subpart 2 OPERATING AND FLIGHT RULES
Division I – General
Division II – Operational and Emergency Equipment requirements
Division III – Flight Preparation, Flight Plans and Flight Itineraries
Division IV – Pre-Flight and Fuel Requirements
Division V – Operations at or in the Vicinity of an Aerodrome
Division VI – Visual Flight Rules
Division VIII – Radiocommunications
Division IX – Emergency Communications and Security
CARs Part VI, Subpart 5 AIRCRAFT REQUIREMENTS
Division I – Aircraft Requirements – General
Division II – Aircraft Equipment Requirements
TC AIM – GEN GENERAL
1.0  – General Information
3.0 – Transportation Safety Board of Canada
TC AIM – AGA AERODROMES
7.19 – Aerodrome Lightning – Aircraft Radio Control of Aerodrome Lightning (ARCAL)
TC AIM – COM COMMUNICATIONS
5.15 – Radio Communications – Phone Use During Radio Communication Failure
TC AIM – RAC RULES OF THE AIR AND AIR TRAFFIC SERVICES
2.0  – Airspace – Requirements and Procedures
3.6 – Flight Planning – Flight Plans and Flight Itineraries (Opening)
3.12 – Closing
4.0 – Airport Operations
5.0 – VFR En Route Procedures
TC AIM – SAR SEARCH AND RESCUE
3.9 – Emergency Locator Transmitter – Schedule of Requirements
TC AIM – MAP AERONAUTICAL CHARTS AND PUBLICATIONS
2.0  – Aeronautical Information – VFR
6.0 – Aeronautical Information Circulars – General
TC AIM – LRA LICENSING, REGISTRATION AND AIRWORTHINESS
3.9 – Pilot Licensing – Recency Requirements
TC AIM – AIR AIRMANSHIP
1.6 – General Information – Canadian Runway Friction Index
2.12 – Flight Operations – Flight Operations in Winter

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