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Errata / Omissions

Instructor Rating Exam Prep. Guide 2019

2019

All errata from the previous editions have been corrected in the 2019 edition.

Errata / Omissions

3.1.6 Instrument Taxi Checks

2019

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."

Errata / Omissions

Instructor Rating Exam Prep. Guide 2018

2018

All errata from the previous editions have been corrected in the 2018 edition.

Errata / Omissions

Air Law - Section 1.1.14 Class 1, 3 and 4 Medical Certificates

2018

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.

Errata / Omissions

Appendix B - Air Law, Question 7

2018

The answer to this question should be: "(c) 17 years old" is the minimum age to hold a Private Pilot License

Exam Hints & Info

Use of aeroplane performance charts in the Transport Canada exams

2017

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.

Exam Hints & Info

No more VOTs, but they are still tested in the TC exams

2015.07.19

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.

Exam Hints & Info

RE (recent) code removed from METARs

2013.11.14

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.