In a faster airplane, I suddenly have to start thinking about things that never were an issue in slower ones. Suddenly stuff I skimmed over, like noise abatement rules, advisories to remain below 165 knots in the climb until above a certain altitude and engine-specific rules become relevant. For some reason I loved the 250 and 200 knot speed restrictions when I learned them in private pilot groundschool, but I've never needed to care. Here are the rules from the CARs:
602.32 (1) Subject to subsection (2), no person shall
(a) operate an aircraft at an indicated airspeed of more than 250 knots if the aircraft is below 10,000 feet ASL; or
(b) operate an aircraft at an indicated airspeed of more than 200 knots if the aircraft is below 3,000 feet AGL within 10 nautical miles of a controlled aerodrome unless authorized to do so in an air traffic control clearance.
(2) A person may operate an aircraft at an indicated airspeed greater than the airspeeds referred to in subsection (1) if the aircraft is being operated in accordance with a special flight operations certificate - special aviation event issued pursuant to section 603.02.
(3) If the minimum safe airspeed for the flight configuration of an aircraft is greater than the airspeed referred to in subsection (1), the aircraft shall be operated at the minimum safe airspeed.
602.33 No person shall operate an aircraft at a true Mach number of 1 or greater.
Okay, that last one isn't an issue just yet, but who knows, eh?
It's also the first time I'll be legally required, as opposed to just being sensible, to slow down in a hold.
10.7 Speed Limitations
Holding patterns must be entered and flown at or below the following airspeeds:
(a) Propeller Aircraft (including turboprop)
(i) MHA to 30 000 feet 175 KT IAS
(b) Civil Turbojet
(i) MHA to 14 000 feet 230 KT IAS
(ii) above 14 000 feet 265 KT IAS
(c) Military Turbojet
(i) all except those aircraft listed below 265 KT IAS
(ii) CF-5 310 KT IAS
(iii) CT-114 175 KT IAS
(d) Climbing while in the holding pattern
(i) turboprop aircraft normal climb speed
(ii) jet aircraft 310 KT IAS or less
Minimum Holding Altitude (MHA) – The lowest altitude prescribed for a holding pattern which assures navigational signal coverage, communications and meets obstacle clearance requirements.
I love how all the military section says reduces to, "Look, unless you're a CF-5 Freedom Fighter, you're just a jet. And Snowbirds? You're not really a jet."
So that's holds. Airplanes are so fast, but just when you think you're going somewhere, you find out that you have to slow down and circle back. For the approximately two people who still remember what this post means: yeah, I'm serious.