This study and reference guide is designed to assist applicants in preparing for PSTAR by Transport Canada. The guide is divided into 14 sections and contains some 200 questions. PSTAR consists of 50 questions selected from this guide. The pass mark is 90% and the examination will be corrected to 100%.
The objective of aviation language proficiency demonstrations is to accurately assess candidates’ language proficiency. This rating scale is competency (skill) based on the ability to speak and listen. It includes six speaking and listening skills: Pronunciation, Structure, Vocabulary, Fluency, Comprehension and Interaction. The aviation language proficiency demonstration assesses six competencies according to a rating scale that consists of three possible marks: BELOW OPERATIONAL (L4), OPERATIONAL (4) or EXPERT (6). The purpose of this document is to provide guidance regarding the conduct of formal and informal aviation language proficiency demonstrations.
Applicants for the Private Pilot Licence-Aeroplane Category shall demonstrate their knowledge by writing a Transport Canada multiple-choice examination on subjects contained in this guide.
This examination is sectionalized into four mandatory subject areas and requires an overall pass mark of 60%. As well, the candidate must achieve 60% in the following four subject areas:AIR LAW, NAVIGATION, METEOROLOGY, GENERAL KNOWLEDGE.
Applicants who obtain less than 60% on the overall examination will, for licensing purposes, be required to rewrite the complete exam.
In order to be admitted to a flight test required for the issuance of a Private Pilot Licence – Aeroplane, or a complete re-test, and meet the requirements of CAR 421.14, the candidate will present:
All of the flight test items required by the flight test report and described in this guide must be completed and the minimum pass mark for the Private Pilot Licence of 62 (50%) must be achieved.