2016 Flight Crew Recency Requirements
Self-Paced Study Program


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Refer to paragraph 421.05(2)(d) of the Canadian Aviation Regulations (CARs).

Completion of this questionnaire satisfies the 24-month recurrent training program requirements of CAR 401.05(2)(a). It is to be retained by the pilot.

All pilots are to answer questions 1 to 30. In addition, aeroplane and ultra-light aeroplane pilots are to answer questions 31 to 33; helicopter pilots are to answer questions 34 and 35; glider pilots are to answer questions 36 and 37; gyroplane pilots are to answer questions 38 and 39; and balloon pilots are to answer questions 40 and 41.

Note: References are provided for each question. Many answers may be found in the Transport Canada Aeronautical Information Manual (TC AIM). Some of the material is now found in the AIP Canada (ICAO). Amendments to that publication may result in changes to answers and/or references. The TC AIM is available on-line at: www.tc.gc.ca/eng/civilaviation/publications/tp14371-menu-3092.htm. AIP Canada (ICAO) is available online at http://www.navcanada.ca/EN/products-and-services/Pages/AIP.aspx.

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Please select the aircraft you are rated for and for which you are doing the recency:

AGA 2.2

When an aerodrome is listed in the Canada Flight Supplement (CFS) or Canada Water Aerodrome Supplement (CWAS) as "PPR", what does this mean?

AGA 5.9

At aerodromes certified as airports, a dry, Transport Canada (TC) standard wind direction indicator will react to a wind speed of 10 kt with an angle of ° below horizontal.

COM 1.12.2

In the air navigation system, only and have 121.5 MHz capability, and this emergency frequency is only monitored during these facilities' hours of operation.

COM 5.2

Currently, global positioning system (GPS) horizontal and vertical positions are accurate to m and m, respectively, 95% of the time.

MET 1.1.3

The pilot briefing service is provided by .

MET 2.1.1

According to the PIREP below, where was the reporting aircraft?

MET 4.11

On a graphic area forecast (GFA), what does a stippled area enclosed by a solid green line symbolize?

MET 5.1

What is the purpose of an AIRMET?

MET 7.4 and MET 8.3(k)

Based on the aerodrome forecast (TAF) below, what is the lowest forecast ceiling for CYOW?

MET 7.4

Based on the TAF below, what is the forecast visibility for CYOW at 2100Z?

MET 7.4

Based on the TAF below, when can you expect visual flight rules (VFR) weather conditions in the CYOW control zone?

MET 7.4

In a TAF, "TEMPO" is only used when the modified forecast condition is expected to last less than in each instance, and if expected to recur, the total period of the modified condition will not cover more than of the total forecast period.

MET 8.3 and MET 8.5.4

What is the reported visibility in the SPECI below?

MET 8.3

In a METAR, is the wind direction given in degrees true or magnetic?

RAC 1.2.1

For an airport listed in the CFS as "UNICOM (AU)", what can the Approach UNICOM (AU) operator provide?

RAC 2.3.1

Cruising altitudes appropriate to aircraft track shall apply when VFR aircraft are operated at more than ft above ground level (AGL).

RAC 1.7

Low-level airways are controlled low-level airspace extending upward from ft AGL up to, but not including, 18 000 ft above sea level (ASL).

RAC Figure 2.8 and CAR 602.115

In uncontrolled airspace below 1 000 ft AGL, the minimum day VFR flight visibility is , and the minimum distance from cloud is .

RAC 3.6.1

Except where the flight is conducted within NM of the departure aerodrome, no pilot-in-command shall operate an aircraft in VFR flight unless has been filed.

RAC 4.5.7

What radio transmission is mandatory after takeoff from an uncontrolled aerodrome within an aerodrome traffic frequency (ATF) area?

MAP 2.3

Aeronautical Information Circulars (AICs) provide advance notice of major changes to legislation, regulation, procedures or purely administrative matters where the text is not a part of the or .

LRA 1.2

When does your aviation document booklet (ADB) expire?

LRA 1.12, CAR 401.05

The flight crew recency requirements address three time periods. To exercise the privileges of your permit, licence or rating you must meet the and requirements. Additionally, to carry passengers you must also meet the requirements.

AIR 2.4

All known objects ft or more AGL are depicted on visual navigation charts. However, because there is only limited knowledge over the erection of man-made objects, there can be .

AIR 3.2.1

By ft ASL the partial pressure of oxygen is low enough that all pilots will experience mild hypoxia and some will become symptomatic.

AIP Canada (ICAO) GEN 1.5.1

AIP Canada (ICAO) GEN 1.5.1 describes survival in sparsely settled areas of Canada. According to Table 1.5.1—Survival Equipment, pencil pyrotechnics used for signalling will not go above in winter.

AIP Canada (ICAO) GEN 3.2.2

For aeronautical charts covering the less densely populated areas, the topographic base maps are reviewed every years and the aeronautical overlays are reviewed every years.

AIP Canada (ICAO) GEN 3.2.2

New or revised information which is required to be depicted on VFR Navigation Charts (VNCs) is advertised by until such time as it can be published in the section of the CFS.

NAV Canada Website

Go to the NAV CANADA Web site and familiarize yourself with the AICs and AIP Canada (ICAO) Supplements available at http://www.navcanada.ca/EN/products-and-services/Pages/AIP-current.aspx.

Record the most recent AIC number here:

NAV Canada Website

What is the date of the most current VNC for your area?

RAC 4.5.2

At uncontrolled aerodromes not within an mandatory frequency (MF) area or when no MF procedures are in effect, aircraft should approach the traffic circuit . Alternatively, once the pilot has ascertained without any doubt that there will be no conflict with other traffic entering the circuit or traffic established within the circuit, the pilot may join the circuit .

Aircraft Manuals

In the case of an engine failure at 3 000 ft AGL, what is the gliding speed and no-wind range of the aeroplane that you typically fly?

indicated air speed (IAS);

Aircraft Manuals

For the aeroplane that you typically fly, what is the proper sequence of actions for a go-around procedure?

Aviation Safety Letter [TP 185] 1/2008

Refer to the article entitled "Take Five: Snow Landing and Take-off Techniques for Helicopters" in Aviation Safety Letter [TP 185], 1/2008.

When conducting takeoffs in conditions conducive to re-circulating snow, to get the snow blowing while .

TSB Website

Visit the Transportation Safety Board of Canada (TSB) Web site at http://www.tsb.gc.ca/eng/rapports-reports/aviation/. TSB Aviation Investigation Report A95A0040 says that contributing to the accident was the pilot's decision to conduct a portion of the flight over the river at low altitude without having first for obstructions.

Glider References

In a level 50° banked turn, the g load will be and the stall speed will increase by %.

Glider References

If, when prepared for launch, one of the ground crew shouts "STOP" and raises both hands above their head, the glider pilot must .

Gyroplane References

If you experience an engine failure during the initial climb, what should you do first?

Gyroplane References

When descending in autorotation, if the rotor RPM decreases, what action other than rounding out your descent would increase your rotor RPM?

Balloon References

If your balloon contacts a tree and is moving free of it, what should you do to reduce the risk of adverse consequences?

Balloon References

If frost develops at a propane tank valve stem, what should you suspect is the cause?