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motorcycle license through the CAF?
« on: July 05, 2017, 09:15:50 »
Morning,

Is it true you can get your motorcycle license through the CAF? If so (having just finished St-Jean) who do I call?

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Re: motorcycle license through the CAF?
« Reply #1 on: July 05, 2017, 11:13:29 »
I have never heard of such a thing, which is not to say you can't. While there is a dispatch rider's course, the chances of getting one are quite slim. I suggest that if you want your motorcycle license you sign up for a recognized motorcycle safety course, and then get your civilian permit. The DND 404 (driver's permit) allows one to drive military vehicles anywhere in the country. You do not need a concurrent civilian permit, unless you are driving a civilian vehicle (think rental).
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Re: motorcycle license through the CAF?
« Reply #2 on: July 05, 2017, 11:26:43 »
Is it true you can get your motorcycle license through the CAF?

See also,

Ontario to recognize military driver’s permits for equivalence 
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"A resident of Ontario who applies for a Class A, C, D, F or G driver’s licence and, if applicable, an air brake endorsement..."

I believe motorcycle is Class M.
http://www.mto.gov.on.ca/english/handbook/motorcycles/section1-4-1.shtml

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Re: motorcycle license through the CAF?
« Reply #3 on: July 05, 2017, 11:51:41 »
If I remember right, once upon a time when engineers dwelled in Chilliwack and were happy, base MSE Safety used to bring in civ instructors once or twice a year and run the riders safety course, which included a road test at the end. Other than that DR was the only other way, and bonne chance getting that since the fall of CFE.
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Re: motorcycle license through the CAF?
« Reply #4 on: July 05, 2017, 14:03:24 »
The CFB Esquimalt motorcycle club used to run courses once or twice a year, but that was years ago and it was organized by the club not the military.

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Re: motorcycle license through the CAF?
« Reply #5 on: July 05, 2017, 16:56:33 »
Thank you guys! I had a feeling it was too good to be true so thank you for clarifying my suspicions.

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Re: motorcycle license through the CAF?
« Reply #6 on: July 18, 2017, 20:36:37 »
CFB Calgary used to do the same thing.  That is how I got my motorcycle licence.

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Re: motorcycle license through the CAF?
« Reply #7 on: July 18, 2017, 22:04:15 »
Most of our LSVWs only have two wheels left. If you get your 404s they may be convertible.
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Re: motorcycle license through the CAF?
« Reply #8 on: July 18, 2017, 23:39:24 »
Maybe you could get a commercial drivers license through the CAF.

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Re: motorcycle license through the CAF?
« Reply #9 on: July 18, 2017, 23:52:29 »
Maybe you could get a commercial drivers license through the CAF.

June 22, 2015
 
TORONTO, Ont. — Beginning in July, the province of Ontario will recognize Department of National Defence (DND) 404 driver’s permits, allowing such licence-holders to more easily transition into the private sector and commercial driving jobs.
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