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Section 1 - Air Law; Question 172019
For a Category 3 medical over the age of 40, an ECG is required within the last 4 years. The correct answer (a) should read as follows:
"It is required at the first examination after the applicant has attained the age of 40 years and within 4 years of every medical thereafter"
CARs now require 12 hour since your last alcoholic drink2019
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.
It is not likely that the Transport Canada exams have been updated yet to reflect this change, but the regulations have changed and the exams will be updated eventually.
CAR 602.03 Alcohol or Drugs - Crew Members
Instructor Rating Exam Prep. Guide 20192019
All errata from the previous editions have been corrected in the 2019 edition.
3.1.6 Instrument Taxi Checks2019
The instrument taxi check for the heading indicator mistakenly refers to the attitude indicator in the first sentence. This should refer to the heading indicator, as follows:
"The heading indicator should indicate turns in the correct direction and the correct amount (e.g. 30°) when taxiing, but will precess more than normal as the gyros will not be at operating speed before the run-up."
Instructor Rating Exam Prep. Guide 20182018
All errata from the previous editions have been corrected in the 2018 edition.
Air Law - Section 1.1.14 Class 1, 3 and 4 Medical Certificates2018
The rules for the validity period of the Class 1 Medical have changed. The new rules are as follows:
Under 40 years old the Class 1 is valid for 12 months. If you are 40 or older AND flying in a single pilot operation with passengers on board then the Class 1 is valid for 6 months. Also, if you are 60 or older then the Class 1 is valid for 6 months.
Have a look at CAR CAR 404.04 for details.
Appendix B - Air Law, Question 72018
The answer to this question should be: "(c) 17 years old" is the minimum age to hold a Private Pilot License
Use of aeroplane performance charts in the Transport Canada exams2017
Some aeroplanes only publish landing performance data for maximum gross weight. When operating below maximum gross weight, using the maximum gross weight landing distance chart will give longer distances than you will be able to achieve in actual operations, and is the conservative and safe way of planning your landing performance.
It can be confusing during the written exam where the scenario clearly provides an aircraft below maximum gross weight, but there are only performance charts for operations at gross weight. In this case, you are not allowed to extrapolate outside of the information given in the chart and you must answer the exam question with the gross weight landing distance.
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.