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More and more people are flying drones. Below are important safety rules from Transport Canada.

If you are flying a drone for recreational use, it is illegal to fly closer than:

  • 5.6km (3 nautical miles) from aerodromes, and
  • 1.9km (1 nautical miles) from heliports or aerodromes used by helicopters only

Please note: Aerodromes include airports, heliports, seaplane bases or anywhere that aircraft take off or land.

If your drone weighs more than 250 g and up to 35 kg, Transport Canada’s rules are as follows:

  • Fly within 90 m above the ground or lower at all times.
  • If your drone weighs between 250g and 1kg, You must be at least 30 m away from vehicles, vessels and the public.
  • If your drone weighs more than 1kg and up to 35kg, You must be at least 75 m away from vehicles, vessels and the public.
  • You must stay away from areas where the drone could interfere with police or first responders.
  • You may only fly during the day and not in clouds
  • The drone must stay within your sight at all times
  • The drone must stay within 500 m of yourself or closer
  • The drone must be clearly marked with your name, address and telephone number.

Beginning June 1, 2019 all drone pilots must carry a valid drone pilot certificate and may only fly a drone that is marked and registered.

For more information on flying a drone safely, and legally please visit Transport Canada here.

Click here to report a drone incident.

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