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New Canadian Drone Rules (2017-06-27)

AlanTheBeast

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While I wasn't paying attention, the Canadian drone rules seem to have changed for the better!

Was: 9 km from an aerodrome. Is Now 5.5 km from aerodrome centre or seaplane base.
Was: 9 km from a heliport. Is Now 1.8 km from a heliport.

But NOT inside a control zone of course.

For drones of less than 1 Kg
Was: 75 m away from vehicles, public, vessels. Now: 30 m.

For drones over 1 Kg, the 75 m rule is not changed.

Also, buildings and animals are not named at all...

Official:
Interim Order No. 8 Respecting the Use of Model Aircraft - Transport Canada

Semi-official
Flying your drone safely and legally - Transport Canada

Reader's digest version
https://www.tc.gc.ca/media/document...w_rules_for_recreational_drone_users_EN_2.pdf
 

Sven3090

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Thanks for sharing as I was researching the rules and I came up with two different ones and got confused. The app "airmap" said 75 m away from public etc and Transport Canada says 30m away in the case of a drone with it's weight of 250g up to 1kg.
 
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Hello.

Thank you for sharing this valuable information - it was just what I was after. Once I learn to fly, I will be sure to know what rules to follow. ;-)

I am also trying to learn more about "commercial" drone licenses, or the equivalent.

Chat any time and be careful out there.

Sincerely,

The Real Lord Sane
 
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Hello and thank you, Jagerbomb52. Your link proved to lead to an interesting read.

Chat any time and be careful out there.
 

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