You call it all a cash grab
But what you haven’t seen
Is the thousands of hours of prep and processing
That Transport Canada has done for free
Literal THOUSANDS of SFOC applications
Without any fees
Not to mention requests and research
Since, I dunno, 2013?
The data is all there
It’s in Canada Gazette 2
They’re barely recovering costs
Go have a boo
It’s not “the libs” or a nanny government
That made up these rules
They consulted, revised and though it may not be perfect
What they’ve done is actually kinda cool!
It’s common sense to fly a drone!
Is this certificate really a must?
I mean, it’s $15 to get legal
Risking thousand dollar fines over that? You’re nuts.
But who’s going to enforce this?
Peace officers, inspectors, the RCMP.
But really, do I have to worry?
If you’ll fly or post anywhere you’ll be seen
1) Register your drone
Put the same number on them all, I don’t care
2) Write your TC test
Prep with our courses or just google – the information is out there
Keep airspace and the public safe
Learn something along the way
Avoid VRS, TBs and broken ESCs
And keep your drone flying another day
Whenever someone mentions “cash grab” I found myself getting frustrated. And if you’ve seen our Facebook ad comments, you’ll know I’ve seen it a lot. 1) We’re not the government and 2) Why don’t you see how easy of a ride we’ve had up until now!? HOW is $15 a cash grab!?
I wrote this to process those feelings of frustration and hope it starts a conversation and doesn’t make anyone too upset. None of it is meant to be directed to anyone in particular and it’s supposed to be in good fun. It just represents my feelings after being in this industry for 5 years and seeing how far we’ve come. Send me a note at [email protected] if you want to chat about this further.