Pre-Solo Exam (PSTAR)
As you near the excitement of your first solo, you will need to prepare for your Student Pilot Permit. This involves being: a Canadian citizen, at least 14 years old, medically fit, and knowledgeable in basic air law. Unless you are learning to fly an ultra-light or glider, you'll need to score a minimum of 90% on the Student Pilot Permit or Private Pilot Licence for Foreign and Military Applicants, Air Regulations (PSTAR) exam. With these requirements met, and having reached a satisfactory standard of experience and skill to complete solo flight, an authorized person can issue you your Student Pilot Permit.
90%? Say what? Well the good news is that it's multiple choice. Better yet, you can freely browse the web version or download the PDF document of the PSTAR exam. The catch? There are no answers provided, since Transport Canada wants you to research the references to determine the appropriate response to your aircraft type. ACE helps you test whether you are researching these references sufficiently, and provides you with realistic exams set using the same random question selection algorithm as exam administrators use.