Flight Training Course Outlines and Requirements
Course Outline and Requirements
The Ultralight Pilot Permit (UPP) is required for someone who wishes to operate ultralight airplanes including Powered Parachutes, Powered Paragliders, Weight-shift trikes and two or three-axis fixed wing airplanes under 1200 lbs maximum take-off weight.
The permit does not allow carriage of passengers unless the pilot obtains the Passenger-carrying rating for ultralight airplanes. Two pilots may, however, fly together in an ultralight airplane.
- Must be at least 16 years of age on the date of issue of the Permit.
- Training for this may be obtained prior to the 16th birthday.
- A valid Category 4 (or higher) medical is required to be obtained prior to, or immediately upon commencement of ground or flight training.
- Complete a ground school course of a minimum of 20 hours covering the following topics:
o Air Law
o Airframes, Engines and Systems
o Theory of flight
o Flight instruments
o Flight operations
o Human factors
o Pilot decision making
o Emergency procedures
- Successfully complete the Transport Canada written exam for the Ultralight Pilot Permit (ULTRA).
- Within a 24-month span, complete 10 hours of flight training in ultralight airplanes, including:
o A minimum of 5 hours of dual instruction and 2 hours solo flight time.
o A minimum of 30 take-offs and landings, including a minimum of 10 as sole occupant.
- Demonstrate the ability to perform normal and abnormal manoeuvres appropriate to the type of aeroplane and degree of competency required of an UPP holder.