__________ Posted September 19, 2011 Report Share Posted September 19, 2011 So here is what I take from the "definitions". TC issued the letter to clarify the definition of helicopter flight time in line with the ICAO version of flight time. They have now cancelled there clarification letter and have made no admendment to CARS. So back to the unclarified version of CARS. However TC has submitted there differences to the ICAO version of personal licensing with no differences to annex 1 chapter 1 which contains the definitions of helicopter flight time. So if you ask your chief pilots, TC officials, or fellow pilots I bet you will get different answers which will depend on the individuals interpretation. However I go by there are no diferences to chapter 1 of ICAO and why ripp off your own hours when competeing for jobs interenationally when most are loging "rotors turning to rotors stopped". Transport Canada: Annex 1, Chapter 1, of the Convention on International Civil Aviation sets out separate "flight time" definitions for aeroplanes and helicopters. For helicopters, "flight time" is "The total time from the moment a helicopter's rotor blades start turning until the moment the helicopter finally comes to rest at the end of the flight, and the rotor blades are stopped." In Canada, some have applied the ICAO definition of the helicopter "flight time" for helicopters on skids. Action In order to clarify the interpretation of the definition of "flight time" with respect to helicopters as it applies to flight crew licensing, "flight time" shall be as it is set out in Annex 1: "The total time from the moment a helicopter's rotor blades start turning until the moment the helicopter finally comes to rest at the end of the flight, and the rotor blades are stopped." In order to align formally with the Convention, a Notice of Proposed Amendment proposing a separate definition for helicopter "flight time" will be presented to the Part I Technical Committee. ICAO ANNEX 1 — PERSONNEL LICENSING The attached Supplement supersedes all previous Supplements to Annex 1, and includes differences notified by Contracting States up to 1 June 2000 with respect to all amendments up to and including Amendment 162. SUPPLEMENT TO ANNEX 1 (EIGHTH EDITION) CANADA 1 (Differences) 1/6/00 CHAPTER 2 22.214.171.124.1 Canada does not require the use of a multi-crew aircraft for the demonstration of skill for the issue of an airline transport pilot licence. 126.96.36.199.1 Holders of instrument ratings do not require a Class 1 Medical Assessment. 188.8.131.52 Holders of instrument ratings do not require a Class 1 Medical Assessment. CHAPTER 3 184.108.40.206 Canada gives aircraft maintenance engineers a credit of 50 hours toward the experience requirement for the flight engineer licence. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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