Introducing our sub-250g drone course

Learn how to fly your new mavic mini safely and confidently

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Over 10,000 course enrolments from individuals to large organizations

Fly Safely – Fly Confidently – Fly Legally.

It’s true, a drone weighing under 250g does not require the operator to have a pilot certification. However, there is one rule that still applies!

CAR 900.06 Applies to all remotely piloted aircraft, and basically says: “do not fly your aircraft in a manner which could cause a hazard to people in the air or on the ground.”

This course breaks down everything you need to know when flying your new Mavic Mini, or any other sub-250g drone.

Fly for Fun or for Work

Thats right!  Your new sub-250g Mavic Mini can be flown for fun AND for work.  

This course will give you the knowledge and tools needed to fly without breaking any rules!

When your neighbour comes out of their house for the third time to say “STOP FLYING!”, you will have all the knowledge you need to politely explain why your drone flight is legal and perfectly safe.

Note: If you plan on flying a drone which weighs more than 250g (this includes the mini with prop guards),  check out our basic course here

Meet Your Instructor


Your instructor, Adam Besse, is the co-founder of Costal Drone and an experienced film maker.

He loves to fly drones ranging from the Mavic Mini up to the Matrice series.  Adam has over 15 years of experience working for some of Canada’s largest companies creating marketing and video content.

“Coastal Drone’s SUB-250g course for Mavic Mini pilots is a game changer.  Anyone flying a drone of this weight class should know the rules and restrictions surrounding these aircraft!  I had heard about the “don’t. be an idiot” rule, but I had no clue what that actually meant for me flying my drone.  Now its clear, and so is my conscience while flying!  Thank you Coastal Drone.

Leland Dieno

Drone Enthusiast

What’s Included

The Sub-250g Course Includes:


This 40 minute all-online course will teach you how to become a confident, safe, and legal sub-250g drone pilot.

To simulate an intimate teaching experience, this course uses high-end video and animations, giving you the benefit of being in a classroom setting without having to leave your home.

As an added bonus, the course is taught by Adam Besse and designed by Kate Klassen, one of Canada’s top drone regulation experts and an experienced drone pilot.

Modules Include:

  • Introduction to the Mavic Mini
  • Is It Safe To Fly Here?
  • Airspace & Airports
  • Bystanders
  • First Flight
  • Apps
  • Where To Go Next
  • More Learning
  • Best Practices
  • Get The Most Out Of Your Drone
  • GO FLY!

Learn What it takes to fly your new mavic mini with confidence!

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Most Frequently Asked Questions

Do I need certification?

Since June 1, 2019, anyone flying a drone outside in Canada which weighs more than 250g will require a pilot certification, regardless if the purpose of the flight is for fun or work.  There are two types of pilot certifications – Basic and Advanced.   The type of certitication you require depends on where you want to fly, and how close to bystanders.

What happens if I fly without certification?

Flying without a pilot certification can lead to hefty fines.  Individuals caught flying without a license can face fines of up to $3000 for their first offence.  For organizations, those fines can go up to $15,000!  Worst case scenario is being charged with a criminal offence.  

What kind of certification do I need?

There are two types of pilot certifications in Canada – Basic and Advanced.

1) BASIC is for flying in un-controlled airspace (far away from airports), and further than 30m from bystanders.  

2) ADVANCED is for flying in controlled airspace (close to airports, and populous areas), and closer than 30m from bystanders.

If you are going to be flying frequently or for work, we recommend getting an Advanced certification.  The Advanced certification gives the pilot the most freedom to operate 

How hard are the Transport Canada pilot exams?

They are no joke! Transport Canada has some tricky questions in there, and it can get overwhelming. Taking our Exam Prep course is a great way to get yourself ready and confident to pass.

What is an RPAS?

RPAS stands for Remotely Piloted Aircraft System.  It’s the technical term for “drone” and it is the official government term you will see in any laws or regulations related to drones. Previously, Transport Canada referred to these aircraft as UAV so many provincial and municipal bylaws will still reference drones this way, but it means the same thing. 

What are the restrictions for drones that weigh 249g or less?

You must not cause a hazard to people or their property while flying your drone. If you do, you can be subject to fines and/or criminal charges. We always recommend getting at least the basic pilot certificate regardless of drone weight as it will only help you stay out of trouble!