8060-7 Annex A - Activity Specific Eligibility Requirements
Cadets and Junior Canadian Rangers Group Order (CJCR Gp O)
Activity Specific Eligibility Requirements
|Minimum Age||17 years of age by 1 Jul||17 years of age by 1 Sep of year of activity participation||16 years of age by 1 Sep of year of activity participation|
|Proficiency Level||Qualified Level 5 by 30 Jun||Qualified Level 4 by 30 Jun||Qualified Level 3 by 30 Jun|
|Minimum Grade Completed||Grade 10 or equivalent (Secondary 4/Senior 2)||Grade 9 or equivalent (Secondary 3/Senior)|
|MedicalFootnote 1||Valid Transport Canada Civil Aviation (TCCA) Cat 3 MC, with/without restrictions||Valid TCCA Cat 3 MC, with/without restrictions|
|Physical LimitationsFootnote 2||Maximum weight 111.13 kg||
Minimum height 152.4 cm
Minimum weight 40.82 kg
|Previous Pilot Licence/PermitFootnote 3||Must not hold any TCCA pilot licence or permit other than a glider pilot licence. A TCCA Drone Pilot Certificate is not considered equivalent to a TCCA Pilot licence or permit.||Must not hold any TCCA pilot licence or permit. A TCCA Drone Pilot Certificate is not considered equivalent to a TCCA Pilot licence or permit.|
|RTUs||Must not have been RTU from PPTC/GPTC for lack of aptitude, motivation and/or application, misconduct, repeated air sickness, poor academic performance, failure on the TCCA written examination, failure to fly solo or failure to pass the final flight test.||Must not have been RTU from PPTC/GPTC for lack of aptitude, motivation and/or application, misconduct, repeated air sickness, poor academic performance, failure on the TCCA written examination, failure to fly solo or failure to pass the final flight test.|
|Participation||One-Time participation||One-Time participation||One-Time participation|
Transport Canada Civil Aviation Category 3 Medical Certificates (TCCA Cat 3 MC):
1. TCCA Cat 3 MC is valid for 5 years;
- TCCA Cat 3 MC must be obtained through a Civil Aviation Medical Examiner (CAME). Medical examiners can be located by contacting Transport Canada by phone or online. Transport Canada provides an online search function on their website http://wwwapps.tc.gc.ca/saf-sec-sur/2/came-meac/l.aspx?lang=eng;
- squadron COs should encourage cadets to obtain their medical as soon as possible once they decide to apply. The wait time for appointments and for issuance of a certificate from a CAME can take four to six months. Additionally, there are various medications and medical conditions which may result in delays, and may require the cadet to submit paperwork from specialists or family doctors, and may prohibit the issuance of a medical certificate.
- medical conditions which may cause a delay in issuance of a certificate include, but are not limited to:
- frequent or severe headaches;
- psychiatric or neurological problems;
- ear disease or deafness;
- pulmonary disorders (including asthma);
- gastro-intestinal disorders;
- cardio-vascular disorders (including hypertension);
- muscular or joints disorders;
- regular medication use (prescribed or not);
- diabetes; and
- vision disorders, which include wearing of contact lenses, and/or vision approaching +/- 5 dioptres.
- As per Canadian Aviation Regulation (CAR) 424.04, Issuance and Validity Period of Medical Certificate, it is mandatory for a candidate to disclose all medical conditions (such as, but not limited to, ADD or ADHD) and medication (such as, but not limited to Ritalin® or Concerta®) to a CAME when undergoing a medical examination for a MC. If the candidate intends not to take their medication to maintain the validity of their MC, they should discuss this with a CAME to determine if it is a suitable course of action. If deemed acceptable, the candidate must be examined by a CAME to determine medical fitness to conduct flying training while not under the influence of any medication that would invalidate their MC. This examination must be completed after the candidate has stopped ingesting the medication for the applicable period of time as determined by the CAME. The report on the suitability of the candidate flying solo must be completed in time to be forwarded to the RCSU no later than 1 Jun of the year of the activity. If a candidate arrives at the CFTC and is found not to have met the above requirements, RTU action will be initiated.
2. Cadets who exceed the height requirements by the application deadline cannot submit an application. Cadets who do not meet the weight requirements by the application deadline have until the first Monday in June to provide proof, via a doctor’s letter, that they meet the requirements.
3. Cadets who hold a student pilot permit or any other type of aviation certification will require a recommendation from the RCSU Officer Commanding Air Operations, who will seek approval from National Cadet Air Operations. Cadets are to provide a copy of the following:
- logbook (if applicable);
- student pilot permit or aviation certification;
- pilot training record (if applicable); and
- copy of certification (if applicable).
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