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Fatigue Management Rules - CAR changes2021
The regulations around flight duty times and fatigue management have changed in December 2020, and since the Sharper Edge Solutions 2021 editions were released in September 2020 they also do not capture these latest regulations. Note that both the Commercial Pilot License and Airline Transport License study and reference guides have also not been updated to reflect the regulatory changes. Consult your local flight school and local Transport Canada office to find out if the exams in your region are updated to include the new fatigue management rules.
CARs now require 12 hour since your last alcoholic drink2021
The regulations about alcohol and drugs that relate to crew members (CAR 602.03) were updated in December 2018. The old rule requiring 8 hours between consuming an alcoholic drink and flying have changed - the rule now requires 12 hours between drinking alcohol and acting as a crew member of an aircraft.
CAR 602.03 Alcohol or Drugs - Crew Members
No more VOTs, but they are still tested in the TC exams2015.07.19
The VOR Test Facility (VOT) is no longer used. In fact, there haven't been any operating in Canada for several years and all description of them has been removed from the TC AIM. However, Transport Canada is still testing VOTs in the exams so take a few minutes to review the notes and attempt the questions which are provided at the following page, VOT notes and questions.
RE (recent) code removed from METARs2013.11.14
As of Nov 14, 2013, the code for recent activity (RE) will no longer be used in METARs or SPECIs as it is deemed redundant. If recent weather is important then a SPECI will be issued, rather than waiting until the next METAR and adding the RE code.