Got home yesterday to this in the mail:
My shiny, new, official aviation booklet.
It’s full of official looking stuff and far too many images of my photo.
There are many abbreviations inside; including the fact that I’m officially a PPL SEL.
That’s Single Engine Land.
I informed RTH that I needed to get both my Sea and Multi engine rating ASAP.
Because then I’d be SMELS, and I find that funnier than I should!
In true Canadian Bureaucratic style though, all is not as simple as it should be. My “Aviation Documentt” negates the need to carry my medical certificate with me (it’s now a sticker in the back of the booklet) but it doesn’t include my radio licence (different department you see) so I still have a loose piece of paper that I need to lug around.