Final acceptance into the program is contingent upon satisfactory medical records filed with the College. This includes a photocopy of a Transport Canada Category I medical certificate and a photocopy of a Canadian birth certificate or a Citizenship document showing date of birth. The Category 1 medical may be obtained from any Canadian Aviation Medical Examiner. A list of doctors is available on Transport Canada`s web site. Note: Upon arrival to the College, the originals of these documents must be produced in order to facilitate licencing. For students who currently hold a Canadian Pilot Licence or Permit, a copy of the Licence/Permit must be submitted. Students must renew their Category I medical certificate prior to writing the Transport Canada Commercial Written exam in Semester 5. Due to the Canadian Air Regulations (CARs) and the College`s aircraft manufacturer`s specifications, all pilots are required to adhere to weight and balance restrictions. These weight restrictions are accessible in the manufacturer`s pilot operating handbook, copies of which are readily accessible at both the College and College airport hangar locations.
Proof of English Language Proficiency -With English being the international language of aviation, all training in the Sault College aviation program is conducted in English. Transport Canada, the industry regulator, requires aviation license candidates to demonstrate an expert level proficiency in English.
Canadian citizens who have graduated from a Canadian English or French speaking high school and, those who can provide evidence that they have completed their studies in either English or French will qualify for the informal demonstration in the language indicated on their high school diploma; provided the Chief Flight Instructor (CFI) of a Flight Training Unit (FTU) is satisfied that the person can demonstrate the competencies of Expert Level 6 as listed in standard 421.06(4) of the CARs. If there is any uncertainty as to whether the student is to the expert level 6 standard, the CFI will request a formal aviation language assessment. It is important to note that this assessment for Sault College students, if required, will be completed in English only.
If the applicant or student is uncertain that they are at an expert level, they can request a meeting with the CFI to discuss.
Sault College reserves the right to have the student conduct a formal aviation language proficiency demonstration.
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