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Flying Drones for Real Estate

Flying a drone for commercial purposes (such as for Real Estate sales), is TOTALLY ILLEGAL without a Special Flight Operations Certificate, regardless of its weight and size Although Transport Canada do not have specific regulations for operating a drone under 250g for recreation or fun, they are quite clear about the requirements for operating drones for ‘Work’ or ‘Research’. Realistically, flying a miniature drone around a private rural property (or in a back yard) for ...
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Filming Whales and Dolphins with a Drone

There are regulations in Canada and the U.S. that prohibit the harassment and disturbance of marine mammals. Many species are currently threatened or endangered, and subject to additional protections under the Endangered Species Act (U.S.) and the Species at Risk Act (Canada). Transport Canada’s safety guidelines (for recreational drone operators) say drones should stay at least 150 metres away from animals. If you intend filming marine mammals like whales and dolphins using a drone, you ...
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Use of Drones in Prince Edward Islands National Parks

In Canada’s national parks, the landing and take-off of an unmanned air vehicle (UAV) – also known as a drone – is prohibited. In Canada, a drone is considered aircraft and their use is governed by Transport Canada under the National Parks Aircraft Access Regulations which prohibit a person to take-off or land an aircraft in a national park. Anyone wishing to use a UAV in PEI National Park must submit a written proposal to pnipe.peinp@pc.gc.ca clearly indicating how ...
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Proposed Rule Changes for Drones in Canada

The proposed rules (expected to become law mid 2018) will introduce three categories of drones. Each category is based on the size of the device, the pilot, and where the drone is operated. There will no longer be any different regulations for recreational v commercial use and all UAV operators will require a license and liability insurance. New requirements are specific to each category Proposed Rules For Drones - Transport Canada ...
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Drone Safety

Transport Canada regulates the use of drones to keep the public and other airspace users safe. These regulations apply to everywhere (even your back garden!). Before you operate a drone, make sure you understand the rules and follow them. Not doing so could put lives at risk and cost you up to $25,000 in fines and/or jail time. Drone Safety - Transport Canada ...
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