One of the most requested questions we see asked is in regards to the SFOC (Special Flight Operations Certificate) application. The biggest issue most people run into is the fact that there is no actual SFOC application form, it is a free-form document each applicant creates using their own format and structure to document their proposed operation and related aircraft, procedures, personnel, etc.
The specifics of the SFOC and application process can be found on the Transport Canada website. A very useful related resource is the Staff Instructions document. This outlines the application review process used by the Transport Canada staff, and thus provides a good overview of what they will be looking for within an application. (more…)