Application for SFOC – Aerobatic Manoeuvres Below 2000 Feet AGL
623.65(f)(ii) The Operation of an Aircraft while Conducting Aerobatic Manoeuvres Below 2000 feet AGL
1. The following standards apply to the application for and the operation of an aircraft while conducting aerobatic manoeuvres below 2000 feet AGL pursuant to CAR 602.27(d).
These requirements do not apply to persons authorized to conduct aerobatic manoeuvres in a Special Aviation Event pursuant to CAR 603.02.
2. An application for a Special Flight Operations Certificate for the purpose of conducting aerobatic manoeuvres below 2000 feet AGL shall be received by the appropriate Regional Transport Canada General Aviation Office, at least 10 working days prior to the date of the proposed operation, or by a date mutually agreed upon between the applicant and Transport Canada.
3. The following constitutes an application for a Special Flight Operations Certificate for the purpose of operations in paragraph (1) above:
(a) the name, address, and where applicable, the telephone number and facsimile number of the applicant;
(b) the location and dimensions of the airspace requested;
(c) the dates and times the use of the airspace is requested;
(d) where the operation is to take place at an airport or aerodrome, evidence that the airport manager or aerodrome operator has been made aware of the proposed operation and has no objection; or
(e) where the operation is to take place over private property, evidence that the landowners have been made aware of the proposed operation and have no objection.
Applicants must be cognizant of the Ministerial Public Interest responsibilities pertaining to noise in selecting a site to carry out low level aerobatics. Sites that are located in the vicinity of noise sensitive areas such as residential areas, livestock areas, etc. may not be authorized. The onus is on the applicant to provide adequate information with the application for this determination to be reached.