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New Canadian Drone Regulations Announced!

Published January 13, 2019

Last week, the Canadian Transport Minister Marc Garneau announced changes to drone regulations that will be coming into effect on June 1, 2019.  In the video below I’ve outline some further details about the new framework, including the Basic and Advanced level of pilot licensing.

Below are some links that you will find useful as a Canadian drone operator leading up to June 1, 2018. 

Registering and marking your drone:
https://www.tc.gc.ca/en/services/aviation/drone-safety/register-drone.html

Information on the Drone Regulation Amendment in Canada (Canadian Gazette):
http://www.gazette.gc.ca/rp-pr/p2/2019/2019-01-09/html/sor-dors11-eng.html

Basic and Advanced Drone Operations – Info and Requirements (Standard 921):
https://www.tc.gc.ca/en/transport-canada/corporate/acts-regulations/regulations/sor-96-433/standard-921.html

Overall, I’m hopeful that these changes will be positive for the industry and lead to safety improvements and accountability for rogue operators.  The flight review process for advanced operations is welcome, as well as the marking and registration of drones.   Fly safe out there!  If you have any questions, feel free to get in touch to discuss further.

Mike Morellato is the lead author and founder of WorkingWithDrones.com.  He works with drones and their data at Strategic in Campbell River, BC (Canada).  

 

 

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