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Pursuant to subsection 5.9(2) of the Aeronautics Act, and after having taken into account that the exemption is both in the public interest and is not likely to affect aviation safety, I hereby exempt persons conducting aerobatic manoeuvres in an aircraft in controlled airspace, from the requirement set out in paragraph 602.27(b) of the Canadian Aviation Regulations (CARs), subject to the following conditions.
Paragraph 602.27(b) requires that no person operating an aircraft shall conduct aerobatic manoeuvres in controlled airspace, except in accordance with a Special Flight Operations Certificate issue pursuant to section 603.67.
The purpose of this exemption is to permit persons operating an aircraft to conduct aerobatic manoeuvres in controlled airspace without requiring a Special Flight Operations Certificate issued pursuant to section 603.67 of the CARs.
This exemption applies to ALL persons conducting aerobatic manoeuvres in an aircraft in controlled airspace.
This exemption is subject to the following conditions:
- The person operating an aircraft to conduct aerobatic manoeuvres in controlled airspace shall comply with paragraphs 602.27(a), 602.27(c) and 602.27(d) of the CARs;
- The person shall advise the appropriate air traffic services unit prior to conducting aerobatic manoeuvres in any class of controlled airspace that requires radio contact with air traffic services;
- Where the aerobatic manoeuvres will be conducted in Class A, B or C airspace or Class D Control Zones, prior coordination between the person conducting the aerobatic manoeuvres and the air traffic control unit providing air traffic control services in the above airspace shall be carried out.
This exemption comes into effect on APRIL 1, 2006 at 00:01 EDT and is in effect until the earliest of the following:
- the date on which an amendment to the appropriate provisions of the Canadian Aviation Regulations and related standards comes into effect;
- the date on which any condition set out in this exemption is breached; or
- the date on which this exemption is cancelled, in writing, by the Minister where he is of the opinion that it is no longer in the public interest, or that it is likely to affect aviation safety.
Dated at Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, 16th day of March, 2006 on behalf of the Minister of Transport.