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New Canadian Drone Regulations – Maritime Info Sessions

flitelab.com - Wed, 02/06/2019 - 09:41
Transport Canada will be holding information sessions on the new regulations.  Below is the schedule for the first events in the Maritimes. Following the publication of the Regulations Amending the Canadian Aviation Regulations (Remotely Piloted Aircraft Systems) on January 9, 2019, Transport Canada officials will be hosting public information sessions to answer questions on the […]
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New Canadian Drone Regulations – DND Aerodromes

flitelab.com - Wed, 02/06/2019 - 09:36
As we previously wrote, operations within 3nm of a DND managed aerodrome will still require SFOCs under the new regulations, and are not part of standard Advanced operations. For clarification on this issue and its impact on operators that fly frequently in these zones, we reached out to Transport Canada for clarification on how this […]
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TC RPAS SAFE Assurance Draft & Associated Manufacturer Info

flitelab.com - Wed, 01/30/2019 - 09:01
Attached are the drafted and associated documents from Transport Canada for the Remotely Piloted Aircraft Systems Safety Assurance process. These were provided to us by: J. A. Martin RPAS Task Force Engineering Chief Engineer Transport Canada / Transports Canada (AARV) Tower C, Place de Ville car part ix – srpas manufacturer regulatory overview rod – […]
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New Canadian Drone Regulations – Site Survey

flitelab.com - Fri, 01/18/2019 - 04:36
One item that may seem obvious to some but not others is the requirement to do a site survey prior to any flights under the new regulations. As per the CARs: Site Survey 901.27 No pilot shall operate a remotely piloted aircraft system unless, before commencing operations, they determine that the site for take-off, launch, […]
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New Canadian Drone Regulations – Weather/Environmental Factors

flitelab.com - Fri, 01/18/2019 - 04:16
With the new  Canadian drone regulations that come into effect June 1 2019 are some changes to the weather and environmental factors around when and where you can operate a drone/uav/rpas. Gone are the minimum ceiling and visibility restrictions of the prior regulations.  Now the main factor is being able to keep the aircraft within line of […]
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Aerodromes vs Airports

flitelab.com - Thu, 01/17/2019 - 07:31
One area of confusion when it comes to dealing with Transport Canada aviation regulations is the subtle differences between aerodrome and airport.  While the definitions are very similar and overlap there are slight differences that impact which regulations may apply and how they are applied. The following document on the TC website provides further details: […]
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New Canadian Drone Regulations – People, Buildings, Vehicles

flitelab.com - Thu, 01/17/2019 - 04:34
One of the biggest changes in  the new Canadian drone regulations on Jan 9 2019 are around minimum distances allowed to people, buildings, and vehicles. Gone are the restrictions to buildings and vehicles for both Basic and Advanced operations.  The primary requirement being to stay 30M from bystanders.  Flights over vehicles and buildings are permitted, as […]
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New Canadian Drone Exams – Asking Stupid Questions

flitelab.com - Wed, 01/16/2019 - 04:08
With the release of the new Canadian drone regulations on Jan 9 2019 came the requirement for all users to pass either a Basic or Advanced online exam. The supposed purpose of the exams were to ensure user knowledge, especially when it comes to safe use of drones, so as to ensure there are no […]
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New Canadian Drone Regulations – Putting an Industry in Limbo

flitelab.com - Sat, 01/12/2019 - 08:46
After years of drafts, reworks, and delays, Transport Canada finally released the new Canadian drone regulations on Jan 9 2019.  Set to come into effect on June 1 2019, the regulations are still missing key details when it comes to Advanced operations involving compliant/SAFE assured drones. Under the changes, any flights done within controlled airspace […]
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New Canadian Drone Regulations – Exam Prep Courses

flitelab.com - Fri, 01/11/2019 - 07:34
Looking to prepare for the new Canadian drone exams? Checkout Coastal Drone Aviation: Exam Prep | Basic Get yourself ready for the Basic Category knowledge exam!  Exam Prep | Advanced Get yourself ready for the Advanced Category knowledge exam! Practice with Transport Canada style multiple choice questions plus learn about the new regulations and how they may […]
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New Canadian Drone Regulations – Flight Review

flitelab.com - Thu, 01/10/2019 - 05:22
As part of the new drone regulations in Canada, in effect on June 1 2019, it is a requirement to pass a flight review as part of the Advanced Operations permit. The items that must be performed for review are are outlined in TP 15263 Appendix A as per the following: Pre-flight planning procedures Knowledge requirements […]
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New Canadian Drone Regulations – SFOCs

flitelab.com - Thu, 01/10/2019 - 03:42
While the intent of the new regulations, coming into effect June 1 2019, is to remove the reliance on SFOCs, there are still instances where they will be required. As per the new regulations outlined in CG2: Subpart 3 — Special Flight Operations — Remotely Piloted Aircraft Systems Prohibition 903.01 No person shall conduct any of […]
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New Canadian Drone Regulations – Foreign Operators

flitelab.com - Thu, 01/10/2019 - 03:17
Under the new Canadian drone regulations, that come into effect June 1 2019, non Canadian foreign operators will be required to have an SFOC in place.  The Basic and Advanced permits do not apply. As per the new regulations outlined in CG2: Canada has not identified reciprocal foreign operator privileges with the United States. The FAA […]
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New Canadian Drone Regulations – Impact on MAAC

flitelab.com - Thu, 01/10/2019 - 02:50
As the new regulations that will come into affect June 1 2019 impacts all model aircraft, not just “drones”, there have been concerns raised by many “traditional” recreational flyers in regards to how this impacts Model Aeronautics Association Of Canada (MAAC) members, fields, and events. As per the new regulations outlined in CG2: While Part IX of […]
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DJI Welcomes Release of Modernized Canadian Drone Rules

flitelab.com - Thu, 01/10/2019 - 02:15
January 9, 2019 – DJI, the world’s leader in civilian drones and aerial imaging technology, welcomes today’s publication of modernized Canadian drone regulations as a measured approach ensuring that Canada remains open to safe and responsible use of drones. “The regulatory framework published strikes a sensible balance between protecting public safety and bringing the benefits […]
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New Canadian Drone Regulations – Overview

flitelab.com - Wed, 01/09/2019 - 14:09
The following provides a high level overview of the newly released Canadian drone regulations.  These regulations come into effect June 1 2019. Full details of the new regulations can be found on the Transport Canada website – http://www.gazette.gc.ca/rp-pr/p2/2019/2019-01-09/pdf/g2-15301.pdf Single weight class from 250g-25kg for within visual line of sight Single set of regulations for recreational […]
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New Canadian Drone Regulations Released

flitelab.com - Wed, 01/09/2019 - 06:52
The long delayed and much anticipated new drone/uav/rpas regulations from Transport Canada were finally released today (Jan 9 2019). The full details can be found in Canada Gazette  Part II – http://www.gazette.gc.ca/rp-pr/p2/2019/2019-01-09/pdf/g2-15301.pdf Those looking for a more simplified view of the new Canadian drone rules can look here:  http://www.tc.gc.ca/en/services/aviation/drone-safety/flying-drone-safely-legally.html We will be doing a full […]
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Current State of Canadian Drone Laws – January 2019

flitelab.com - Thu, 01/03/2019 - 04:17
With the proposed new Transport Canada drone/uav/rpas regulations originally promised by the end of 2018 still stuck in unknown limbo, the prior regulations are still in effect as they had been in 2018. For recreational use, Interim Order #9 still is in place.  For non-recreational use, which covers most research and business uses, an Exception […]
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Finding a Canadian Drone Flight School

flitelab.com - Thu, 01/03/2019 - 03:51
As part of the Special Flight Operations Certificate (SFOC) for using a drone/uav/rpas commercially or outside of the limits of the recreational rules, you will need to take a recognized UAV ground school course. Transport Canada provides a list of schools that have self-declared that they provide training in line with Transport Canada standards on […]
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TC RPAS Task Force Regulatory Update on Proposed Canadian Regulations – Oct 30 2018

flitelab.com - Fri, 11/09/2018 - 12:56
During the USC Conference recently held in Vancouver (Oct 30 2018), Transport Canada provided an update on the proposed changes to Canadian legislation governing UAV/drones, which are now officially called Remotely Piloted Aerial Systems (RPAS). No solid date was given on when we will see the final version but they are targeting before end of […]
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