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Flight Review Process & Expectations
Please come prepared and meeting the following Eligibility Requirements:
☐ Be a Canadian citizen or permanent resident
☐ Be at least 16 years of age
☐ Have a Certificate - Basic Operations
☐ Passed the Small Advanced Exam
☐ Upon completion of Advanced exam, schedule your Flight Review with us.
☐ Reside at the address indicated on the pilot certificate
☐ Provide government-issued identification with the correct spelling of your name
☐ Provide Certificate of Registration for drone used for the flight review
☐ Approve copying of the above documentation for records of Flight Reviewer
Advanced Operations Flight Review Expectations:
• You'll be tested on your airmanship along with other factors in determining the necessary ability and knowledge required to complete the Flight Review.
• Actions such as looking out for other aircraft, use of checklists, consideration for other aircraft on the ground and in the air, completing a site survey, and choice of takeoff area will be assessed.
• You will be expected to demonstrate good airmanship and complete accurate checks on a continuing basis.
• You are expected to act as the PIC as per rules and regulations governed by Transport Canada, the Canadian Aviation Regulations and any other laws that and by-laws imposed by the government.
• The Flight Reviewer will determine an appropriate site for the test
• The Flight Reviewer has in his possession a copy of the Exemption Letter pertaining to SFOC requirements.
• The Flight Reviewer will only intervene in the Flight Review if he deems that the
candidate is displaying either the inability or the lack of safety regarding the flight of the RAPS.
Flight Review – Skills Checklist:
• Describe the site survey process
• Describe emergency procedures that apply to flying a RPAS, including lost-link
procedures and procedures to follow in the event of a fly-away, including who to contact
• Describe the method by which to inform Transport Canada of an incident or accident
• Successfully perform pre-flight checks of their RPAS
• Perform a take-off
• Demonstrate the ability to navigate around obstacles
• Demonstrate the ability to recognize distances
• Perform a landing
Automatic Failures will be attributed to the following:
• Failure of one item during a complete flight review
• Failure to do an appropriate site survey
• A demonstrated pattern of failing to use effective visual scanning techniques is displayed during the flight review
• Displaying unsafe flying
• Displaying dangerous behavior that is not linked to a skill
• Displaying a lack of training or competency
Note * If you fail the flight review, you can re-test after 24 hours at a cost of $100.00 + HST. (Within 30 days and based on Flight Reviewer availability)
Important Links to Reference Material
Before You Fly
How To Mark Your Drone
June 1, 2019 - Rules While Flying
To keep yourself and others safe, fly your drone: