The Macchiusi Sales Team, Weiss Realty Ltd Brokerage (2022)
Flying your drone safely and legally (new rules)
These rules aren’t in effect yet.The new rules will be in effect on June 1, 2019.
You still have to follow the current rules until then.
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Take me to the current rulesThese rules aren’t in effect until June 1, 2019. Take me to the current rules.
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Drones are aircraft—which makes you a pilot. When you fly your drone, you’re sharing the skies with other drones and aircraft. Before you fly, understand the rules you must follow and review our safety tips.
On this page
Drone pilots must carry a valid drone pilot certificate and only fly drones that are marked and registered.
Respect all other lawsYou must respect all other laws when flying your drone. We encourage you to read the following documents before you fly for the first time:
We investigate reports of unsafe flying. We may involve local police if you break other laws.
Fly your drone safelyIt’s important that you fly your drone responsibly to avoid harming others. Here are the rules you need to follow.
Before you fly
PenaltiesYou could face serious penalties, including fines and/or jail time, if you break the rules.
Fines for individuals
Tips for first-time pilots
Useful terms to knowDrone and Remotely Piloted Aircraft System (RPAS)We use the term “drone” on these pages to refer to any type of Remotely Piloted Aircraft System (RPAS). There are a number of different terms for this technology. In Part IX of the Canadian Aviation Regulations, we use the term Remotely Piloted Aircraft Systems to align with our international partners.
Visual-line-of-sight (VLOS)Visual-line-of-sight means keeping your device in sight at all times without visual aid (for example, binoculars or video feed). This means not flying into clouds or fog, or behind trees, buildings or other (even partial) obstructions.
BystanderBystander refers to anyone that is not directly associated with operating the drone. Among others, this excludes the pilot and crew.
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