- May 27, 2017
Just got this letter from DJI:
The last few years have been especially exciting for drones. Today, drones are generating new opportunities around the world for business, government, nonprofit, educational and recreational use. Drones also assist first responders, make hazardous jobs safer, let people take stunning photos and inspire our children to get involved with science and technology.
As you know, regulators in Canada imposed an Interim Order, which contained recreational flight restrictions that threaten the future of this growing technology. Some of the rules include prohibiting drone flights:
These rules have made it very difficult to fly your drone for recreational or other purposes.
- Closer than 75 meters from buildings, structures, vehicles, animals and people
- Within 9 kilometers of any type of airport, without any provision for airport permission
- At night
This is why it’s important that your elected officials hear how drones are safe, fun and educational. And responsible drone pilots like you are the best people to deliver that message.
To that end, the Network of Drone Enthusiasts (NODE), a drone pilots advocacy group that we helped start, has launched a campaign to make sure that your elected and appointed officials hear your voice. Please visit the NODE page to visit its active Canada campaign site, where you can easily contact the appropriate Canadian officials to let them know that you are opposed to the interim order.
Click here to contact your legislators: http://actnow.io/2bPKC4j
A modest investment of your time will be valuable in protecting your rights and the rights of fellow drone owners and pilots.
Together, we can ensure that public safety is a priority and protect the rights of drone owners and pilots. Thanks again for your willingness to stand up and be counted.