We discovered this overview video online from drone enthusiast Steve Coutts sharing more about new regulations in Canada. If you would like more information about drone flying in Canada we encourage you to do your own research, or contact a professional like Bruce McPherson at Clarion Drone Academy.
(YouTube, 5 Canadian Drone Rules You NEED To Know, Steve Coutts, published June 26,2019)
Drones are a popular choice as promotional tools and consumer rewards, particularly in rural communities. Whether flying for recreation or commercial uses, be aware of the regulations in place in your area.
Bruce McPherson is dean of Unmanned Systems Training at the Clarion Drone Academy in Kitchener, Ont., and he wants you to fly safe.
“Recreational drones that fly from your smartphone and are about the size of your hand are lots of fun for indoor flights. There are no regulations about indoor flying. But when you step outside and get into piloting larger drones with greater power, anything over 250 grams, you are required to carry a pilot license. Proper training helps you to respect the air space and keep yourself, and others, safe from harm.”
Drone activity is on the rise, particularly in rural communities. Flying camera technology allows users to monitor fields of agricultural and to track animals over a large area. Drones are also being employed more often as part of safety and rescue efforts
in challenging terrain.
Regardless of whether your flight path is for work or recreation, when you enter Canadian airspace you are bound to certain requirements, rules and regulations. Learn more about how to employ drone technology for recreation and business safely and within regulations at clariondrones.com.