Recurrent Training

In order to comply with C.A.R. 401.05 – Recency Requirements, pilots must adhere to certain flying vs. time specifications, listed below. If you require completion of any of any of these recency requirements or are interested in learning more, please contact us at 250-895-9089 or to schedule time with an instructor.

Every five years, pilots must fly as pilot-in-command or co-pilot at least once in a category of aircraft for which they are licensed. Pilots who do not meet this requirement must successfully complete a flight review with an instructor and pass the PSTAR examination.

Every two years, pilots must complete a recurrent training activity. In order to satisfy this requirement, pilots can choose one of the following activities:

  • complete a flight review with an instructor;
  • attend a Transport Canada safety seminar;
  • participate in a Transport Canada approved recurrent training program;
  • complete the self-paced study program available each year in the Aviation Safety Letter;
  • complete a training program or pilot proficiency check (PPC) required by Part IV, VI or VII of the CARs;
  • complete the requirements for the issue or renewal of a licence, permit or rating; or
  • complete the written exam for a licence, permit or rating.

Every six months, pilots who wish to carry one or more passengers must complete at least five takeoffs and five landings in the category and class of aircraft in which the passenger is carried.

Category refers to whether the aircraft is a glider, airplane, helicopter

Class refers to land or sea, single-engine or multi-engine

Pilots wishing to carry passengers at night must complete five takeoffs and five landings at night every six months.

For more details about these specific requirements see the CARs online.

Pilots must also ensure that their medical and Aviation Document Booklet has not expired.