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To Fly or Not to Fly?

Effective June 1, 2019 the rules surrounding the use of drones in Canada are changing. Regardless of whether you use your drone for work, research, or just for fun, these new rules apply to you!

What’s changing?

  • You must register your drone and mark it with the registration number.
  • You must obtain a Drone Pilot Certificate for the category of operation in which you intend to fly (Basic or Advanced). Pilots will need to have passed an online exam. For Advanced Pilot Certificates, a flight review will also be required.
  • For a Basic Drone Pilot Certificate, you must be a minimum of 14 years of age. Advanced Drone Pilot Certificates require a minimum age of 16 (unless supervised by a person having proper certificates).
  • You are now required to stay below an altitude of 400 feet above ground level, and stay clear of all air traffic.
  • After June 1st, you will be required to have your Proof of Registration and Pilot Certificate readily available when flying your drone. Printed or electronic versions on a mobile device will be accepted.
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Register your drone online.
Get your Drone Pilot Certificate.