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.