Flying a Drone in Quebec

Flying a Drone in Quebec

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Flying a Drone in Quebec

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With new drone regulations in force, there’s one question we get more that any other –

WHERE CAN I FLY MY DRONE?

The good news is that the 2019 Canadian drone laws are actually a lot more permissible than they have been previously! Once you receive either a basic or advanced category certification, drone flying becomes pretty straightforward. And there’s a great tool to help you see where you can fly drones in Canada. While Quebec doesn’t have their own drone or UAV specific laws, there may be additional restrictions in provincial or municipal parks, so be sure to check in on those before you fly. 

The screen shot above is taken from the Drone Site Selection Tool – your new best friend for flying drones. The side menu has lots of additional information and tools you can activate. My favourites are the zoom tool, distance measuring tool and the operational design tools. You can even save your favourites to be the default when you load the page! 

Click around to get information about specific areas and keep checking back for more updates including airspace coordination procedures which are coming soon! If another app is disagreeing with the information you see on the Site Selection Tool, I’d be more likely to trust the SST. It uses official NavCanada data which many app developers don’t pay to have access to. 

Have questions about the SST? Or drone flying regulations in general? Send us a note! [email protected]

Flying a Drone in Alberta

Flying a Drone in Alberta

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Flying a Drone in Alberta

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With new drone regulations in force, there’s one question we get more that any other –

WHERE CAN I FLY MY DRONE?

The good news is that the 2019 Canadian drone laws are actually a lot more permissible than they have been previously! Once you receive either a basic or advanced category certification, drone flying becomes pretty straightforward. And there’s a great tool to help you see where you can fly drones in Canada. While Alberta doesn’t have their own drone or UAV specific laws, there may be additional restrictions in provincial or municipal parks, so be sure to check in on those before you fly. 

The screen shot above is taken from the Drone Site Selection Tool – your new best friend for flying drones. The side menu has lots of additional information and tools you can activate. My favourites are the zoom tool, distance measuring tool and the operational design tools. You can even save your favourites to be the default when you load the page! 

Click around to get information about specific areas and keep checking back for more updates including airspace coordination procedures which are coming soon! If another app is disagreeing with the information you see on the Site Selection Tool, I’d be more likely to trust the SST. It uses official NavCanada data which many app developers don’t pay to have access to. 

Have questions about the SST? Or drone flying regulations in general? Send us a note! [email protected]

Flying a Drone in Northern Canada

Flying a Drone in Northern Canada

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Flying a Drone in Northern Canada

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With new drone regulations in force, there’s one question we get more that any other –

WHERE CAN I FLY MY DRONE?

The good news is that the 2019 Canadian drone laws are actually a lot more permissible than they have been previously! Once you receive either a basic or advanced category certification, drone flying becomes pretty straightforward. And there’s a great tool to help you see where you can fly drones in Canada. While the Yukon, Nunavut and the Northwest Territories don’t have their own drone or UAV specific laws, there may be additional restrictions in territorial or municipal parks, so be sure to check in on those before you fly. 

The screen shot above is taken from the Drone Site Selection Tool – your new best friend for flying drones. The side menu has lots of additional information and tools you can activate. My favourites are the zoom tool, distance measuring tool and the operational design tools. You can even save your favourites to be the default when you load the page! 

Click around to get information about specific areas and keep checking back for more updates including airspace coordination procedures which are coming soon! If another app is disagreeing with the information you see on the Site Selection Tool, I’d be more likely to trust the SST. It uses official NavCanada data which many app developers don’t pay to have access to. 

Have questions about the SST? Or drone flying regulations in general? Send us a note! [email protected]

Flying a Drone in BC

Flying a Drone in BC

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Flying a Drone in BC

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With new drone regulations in force, there’s one question we get more that any other –

WHERE CAN I FLY MY DRONE?

The good news is that the 2019 Canadian drone laws are actually a lot more permissible than they have been previously! Once you receive either a basic or advanced category certification, drone flying becomes pretty straightforward. And there’s a great tool to help you see where you can fly drones in Canada. While British Columbia doesn’t have their own drone or UAV specific laws, there may be additional restrictions in provincial or municipal parks, so be sure to check in on those before you fly. 

The screen shot above is taken from the Drone Site Selection Tool – your new best friend for flying drones. The side menu has lots of additional information and tools you can activate. My favourites are the zoom tool, distance measuring tool and the operational design tools. You can even save your favourites to be the default when you load the page! 

Click around to get information about specific areas and keep checking back for more updates including airspace coordination procedures which are coming soon! If another app is disagreeing with the information you see on the Site Selection Tool, I’d be more likely to trust the SST. It uses official NavCanada data which many app developers don’t pay to have access to. 

Have questions about the SST? Or drone flying regulations in general? Send us a note! [email protected]

Flying a Drone in Ontario

Flying a Drone in Ontario

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Flying a Drone in Ontario

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Airspace Information

With new drone regulations in force, there’s one question we get more that any other –

WHERE CAN I FLY MY DRONE?

The good news is that the 2019 Canadian drone laws are actually a lot more permissible than they have been previously! Once you receive either a basic or advanced category certification, drone flying becomes pretty straightforward. And there’s a great tool to help you see where you can fly drones in Canada. While Ontario doesn’t have their own drone or UAV specific laws, there may be additional restrictions in provincial or municipal parks, so be sure to check in on those before you fly. 

The screen shot above is taken from the Drone Site Selection Tool – your new best friend for flying drones. The side menu has lots of additional information and tools you can activate. My favourites are the zoom tool, distance measuring tool and the operational design tools. You can even save your favourites to be the default when you load the page! 

Click around to get information about specific areas and keep checking back for more updates including airspace coordination procedures which are coming soon! If another app is disagreeing with the information you see on the Site Selection Tool, I’d be more likely to trust the SST. It uses official NavCanada data which many app developers don’t pay to have access to. 

Have questions about the SST? Or drone flying regulations in general? Send us a note! [email protected]

Standard Operating Procedures: An Overview

Standard Operating Procedures: An Overview

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Did you know?
Standard Operating Procedure requirements are laid out in the Canadian Aviation Regulations for both Basic and Advanced Category pilots.
We’ve summarized the requirements below so you can double check your procedures to ensure they meet the mandated requirements. Remember – Advanced pilots will have their procedures checked during a flight review so make sure you have them all in there! 
For more guidance on SOP including examples, check out our SOP Guide which is included in any of our bundled packages!
 
Regulation

Site Survey requirements are laid out in CAR 901.27:

No pilot shall operate a remotely piloted aircraft system unless, before commencing operations, they determine that the site for take-off, launch, landing or recovery is suitable for the proposed operation by conducting a site survey that takes into account the following factors: 

(a) the boundaries of the area of operation;
(b) the type of airspace and the applicable regulatory requirements; 
(c) the altitudes and routes to be used on the approach to and departure from the area of operation; 
(d) the proximity of manned aircraft operations; 
(e) the proximity of aerodromes, airports and heliports; 
(f) the location and height of obstacles, including wires, masts, buildings, cell phone towers and wind turbines 
(g) the predominant weather and environmental conditions for the area of operation; and 
(h) the horizontal distances from persons not involved in the operation.

Regulation

CAR 901.23 states that these processes are required.

(1) No pilot shall operate a remotely piloted aircraft system unless the following procedures are established:

(a) normal operating procedures, including pre-flight, take-off, launch, approach, landing and recovery procedures;

 

CAR 901.28 has some additional details

A pilot of a remotely piloted aircraft shall, before commencing a flight,

(a) ensure that there is a sufficient amount of fuel or energy for safe completion of the flight;
(b) ensure that each crew member, before acting as a crew member, has been instructed

(i) with respect to the duties that the crew member is to perform, and
(ii) on the location and use of any emergency equipment associated with the operation of the remotely piloted aircraft system; and

(c) determine the maximum distance from the pilot the aircraft can travel without endangering aviation safety or the safety of any person.

Regulation

CAR 901.23 states that emergency procedures are required

(1) No pilot shall operate a remotely piloted aircraft system unless the following procedures are established:

(b) emergency procedures, including with respect to

(i) a control station failure,
(ii) an equipment failure, 
(iii) a failure of the remotely piloted aircraft, 
(iv) a loss of the command and control link, 
(v) a fly-away, and 
(vi) flight termination.