More and more people are using unmanned air vehicles (UAVs), sometimes commonly called drones, for filming and special events. Transport Canada regulates their use to keep the public and our airspace safe. Before you fly your drone, make sure you understand the rules that apply and follow them.
Transport Canada's current guidelines state that drones should be flown:
Also, to use your UAV for any form of work or research, you are legally required to apply for a Transport Canada Special Flight Operations Certificate (SFOC). This applies to all UAVs used for filming or to capture event footage and regardless of how much the UAV weighs.
If you are unsure if Transport Canada regulations apply to your drone use, please refer to the infographic below (provided by Transport Canada). Click image to enlarge.
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