Bringing your experimental/amateur built to Ottawa/Gatineau June 28,39,30th
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I had a query about bringing experimental/amateur built aerobatic mounts into Canada and realized that the www.aerobaticscanada.org web site has a bad link for the information you need.
Anyway bringing an experimental/amateur built is trivial. Just print a copy of the following link and bring it with you with the rest of your documents.
Folks planning on bringing Sukhoi/Yaks which have "exhibition" flight authorities make sure you check the web site for instructions because you have to actually register and pay for a Canadian equivalent. Its all on the web site and we will waive the contest fee for you guys that have to pay that silly $100 fee.
P.S. just in case the link fails, here is the actual form, happy reading:
A SPECIAL AIRWORTHINESS CERTIFICATE - EXPERIMENTAL,
FOR THE PURPOSE OF OPERATING
A UNITED STATES - REGISTERED AMATEUR-BUILT AIRCRAFT
IN CANADIAN AIRSPACE
Pursuant to section 507.05 of the Canadian Aviation Regulations, this document constitutes a validation of the Federal Aviation Administration Special Airworthiness Certificate - Experimental, for the purpose of operating a United States - registered amateur-built aircraft in Canadian airspace, subject to the following conditions:
valid for the purpose of operating a United States - registered amateur-built aircraft in Canadian airspace;
the aircraft shall have a valid United States Certificate of Aircraft Registration;
the nationality and registration marks assigned to the aircraft by the Federal Aviation Administration shall be displayed on the aircraft in accordance with the requirements of the United States;
the aircraft shall have been issued with a Special Airworthiness Certificate - Experimental, for the purpose of operating an amateur-built aircraft;
the Special Airworthiness Certificate - Experimental shall be valid and shall be carried on board the aircraft;
compliance with the operating limitations, that are part of the Special Airworthiness Certificate - Experimental, is mandatory, provided those operating limitations do not limit or change the conditions herein imposed;
a copy of this validation shall be carried on board the aircraft when operating in Canadian airspace;
the general operating and flight rules of the Canadian Aviation Regulations shall be complied with when operating the aircraft in Canadian airspace;
except when otherwise directed by Air Traffic Control, or in the event of an emergency, all flights shall be conducted to avoid areas having heavy air traffic and to avoid cities, towns, villages, and congested areas, or any other area where the flights might create hazardous exposure to persons or property;
the operator of the aircraft shall advise Air Traffic Control of the nature of the flight when establishing communications;
the aircraft shall be operated under Day VFR only, unless the operating limitations issued for the aircraft authorize night or instrument flight (IFR) operations, in which case the aircraft shall be appropriately equipped in accordance with section 605.18 of the Canadian Aviation Regulations or 14 CFR part 91.205;
crew members shall be the holders of valid and subsisting pilot licences issued or endorsed by the United States or Canada and which are appropriate to their duties;
no person may be carried in this aircraft during flight unless that person has been advised of the content of this validation and of the airworthiness status of the aircraft;
persons or property shall not be carried on board the aircraft for hire or reward;
an aircraft operator, who is not the registered owner of the aircraft, shall carry a signed letter of authorization from the registered owner showing the owner's permission for continued operation of the aircraft in Canadian airspace;
participation in a Canadian special aviation event is prohibited unless authorized pursuant to section 603.06 of the Canadian Aviation Regulations; and
this validation is valid for an indefinite period, unless superseded or canceled in writing by the Minister of Transport, provided the owner or operator of the aircraft complies with the operating conditions of this validation.
Aircraft Maintenance and Manufacturing
For Minister of Transport
Issued in Ottawa, Canada on July 31,1999