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Even if a powered parachute seems easy to maneuver, we must not underestimate the danger of piloting such aircrafts without an adequate training.
In order to be able to pilot a powered parachute in Canada, Transports Canada requirements are the same as the ultralight aircraft in some certain aspects:
Here they are:
IMPORTANT: This is for information only. Always check the latest info from the officials sources.
1) Age: An applicant shall be a minimum of sixteen years of age.
(2) Medical Fitness and Validity
(a) An applicant shall hold a Category 4 Medical Certificate valid for a Pilot Permit - Ultra-light airplane.
(b) An applicant who meets the medical conditions specified on and signs the Civil Aviation Medical Declaration shall be deemed to have met the Category 4 Medical Standards.
(c) The medical validity period for the permit holder is 60 months.
(d) The permit is maintained by a valid Category 1, 3, or 4 Medical Certificate.
An applicant shall have:
(a) completed ultra-light airplane ground school, and
(b) obtained a minimum of 90% on the written examination Pilot Permit - Ultra-light airplane (ULTRA).
Within the 24 months preceding the date of application for the permit, an applicant shall have acquired in ultra-light airplanes under the direction and supervision of the holder of a flight instructor rating - ultra-light airplane or airplane a minimum of 10 hours of total flight time, including:
(a) a minimum of 5 hours dual instruction flight time and 2 hours solo flight time, and
(b) a minimum of 30 takeoffs and landings, including a minimum of 10 as sole occupant.
Within the 12 months preceding the date of application
for the permit, an applicant shall submit to the Minister
a letter from the holder of a Flight Instructor Rating
- Ultra-light airplane, or the holder of a Flight Instructor
Rating - Airplane certifying that the applicant has
demonstrated the ability to perform both normal and
emergency maneuvers appropriate to the ultra-light
airplane used for the training program, and with a
degree of competency appropriate to that of the holder
of a pilot permit - ultra-light airplane.
(i) An applicant who holds a pilot permit or license in any other category of aircraft shall be deemed to have met the written examination requirement.
(ii) An applicant who holds a pilot license - airplane shall be deemed to have met the knowledge requirements.
An applicant who is the holder of, or has held a pilot license - airplane within the preceding 5 years shall have the experience requirements reduced to a minimum of 5 hours of flight time in ultra-light airplanes, including a minimum of 2 hours dual instruction flight time and a minimum of 2 hours solo flight time. The flight time shall include a minimum of 20 takeoffs, full circuits and landings, including a minimum of 10 as sole occupant.
An applicant who holds a pilot license - airplane shall be deemed to have met the skill requirements.
(7) Powered Parachutes
(a) When the experience requirements have been met, in whole or in part, on powered parachutes, the permit, when issued, shall be restricted to powered parachutes.
(b) The restriction shall be removed when the experience requirements have been met on ultra-light airplanes, other than powered parachutes.
(c) For the issue of an Pilot Permit - Ultra-light airplane restricted to powered parachutes, the 10 hours total flight time shall be reduced to 5 hours and the 5 hours dual instruction flight time shall be deemed to have been met.