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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
Instrument Rating Exam Prep. Guide 20192019
All errata from the previous editions have been corrected in the 2019 edition.
Section 10.3 - Alternate Minima, Question 102019
The correct answer is (a)
a) 2500 - 3
Instrument Rating Exam Prep. Guide 20182018
All errata from the previous editions have been corrected in the 2018 edition.
Section 12.2 - Prince George ILS or NDB RWY 15 (GNSS) Approach with Prince Rupert, BC as alternate2018
The Section 12.2 question set and answer key had multiple errors. The questions and answers have been corrected. See the following file for the new Section 12.2 questions and answer key.
Section 12.2 Questions and Answer Key (PDF, 53 KB)
Section 1.1 - IFR Rating Requirements and Currency2018
The rules for the renewing your instrument rating have changed. The instrument rating no longer expires after 24 months, so you don't ever have to re-write the INRAT exam again. However, to maintain the ability to exercise the priveleges of the instrument rating you must have completed an Instrument Proficiency Check (IPC), which is essentially just a flight test, within the 24 months prior to your flight.
Note that while the regulations themselves have not yet changed, the Minister of Transport issued a global exemption to CAR 401.48. You can see the regulations, global exemption document and the Advisory Circular (AC) at the links below:
Section 3.2 - Altimeter Setting Procedures and Altimeter Errors Questions2018
Question 13 Solution (PDF, 325 KB)
Instrument Rating Exam Prep. Guide 20172017
All errata from the previous editions have been corrected in the 2017 edition.
Section 10.2.2 - Contact Approaches, Question 32017
The correct answer is (c)
c) In flight visibility must be at least 1nm irrespective of the reported visibility at the aerodrome
Section 10.3.2 - Alternate Minima, Question 112017
The METAR provided in the question should say:
METAR CYKA 061053Z 26015G20 5SM –RABR OVC022 .........
Section 5.2.2 - VHF Omnidirectional Radio Range (VOR) Questions2016
Question 3 Solution (PDF, 19 KB)
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.