New rules for drones in canada

[FONT=Times New Roman]new rules for flying recreational drones in Canada revealed[/FONT]

[FONT=Times New Roman]Recreational drone users can’t fly higher than 90 metres or at night orthey’ll face fines[/FONT]

Recreational drone users inCanada face new restrictions on where and when they can fly theirremote-controlled devices, under new rules being announced today byTransportation Minister Marc Garneau.
The rules, which are effectiveimmediately, mean recreational users will face a fine of up to $3,000 if dronesweighing more than 250 grams are caught flying:

  • Higher than 90 metres.
  • Within 75 metres of buildings, vehicles, vessels, animals or people.
  • More than 500 metres away from the user.
  • At night, in clouds or somewhere you can’t see it.
  • Within nine kilometres of somewhere aircraft take off or land, or a forest fire.
  • Without your name, address and phone number marked on the drone itself.
  • Over forest fires, emergency response scenes or controlled airspace.

Some of those rules existed only as guidelines before the announcement,Garneau said, with no specific penalties for breaking them.
RCMP Chief Supt. BrianStubbs said at the announcement at Toronto’s downtown Billy Bishop Airport thatpolice could really only penalize someone using a drone dangerously if theybroke a section of the Criminal Code, such as criminal negligence or mischief.
“These regulations will giveus a [less harsh] way to manage these types of calls,” he said.
“Of course discretion is apart of this as well too. Police officers have the discretion just to educate,perhaps, an operator of a drone, all the way to [using] the CriminalCode.”
Transport Canada says anyone whosees someone flying a drone illegally should call 911.
The new rules do not applyto people flying at sites and events sanctioned by the ModelAeronautics Association of Canada, a national model aircraftassociation Garneau said has an excellent safety record.
[FONT=Cambria]More incidents being reported[/FONT]

Garneau pointed out thatpeople who use drones for commercial, academic or research reasons alreadyhave to get a special certificate, and most fly them safely.
But he added that TransportCanada has noticed a large increase in the number of reported safety incidentsinvolving drones in the last three years: 41 in 2014, 85 in 2015 and 148 lastyear.
“I believe that we have tostrike the right balance between encouraging the drone industry, but doing itresponsibly,” he said.
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He said an overhaul of Canada’sregulations for all unmanned aircraft is coming in June, but there’s an urgentneed to do something now on an interim basis.
“When it comes to safety, Idon’t think anything is overkill,” said Garneau in response to areporter’s question.
“I have read almost ona daily basis reports from pilots coming into airports, on theflight path, and reporting seeing a drone off the wing.”
[FONT=Cambria]Effect on urban users?[/FONT]

In a statement, the OttawaInternational Airport Authority called this a “necessary and welcomemove.”
“As drones grow inpopularity, we need to work closely together to ensure that our skies remainsafe for aviation activity while keeping communities safe from collateralharm,” said Mark Laroche, the airport authority’s president and CEO.
Others wondered where drone usersin cities would have left to fly.
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“There are places wheredrones can be used, I would encourage people to contact the Model[Aeronautics] Association of Canada or to find an area that is moreremote,” Garneau said.
“We’ve had too manyincidents of drones landing near people, landing on cars and they pose a hazard. If they’re over 250grams they can cause serious damage, including killing people.”
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Go to the drone section. Drones over Which all of the drones are.

To fly for work you need a SFOC which you can read about inthere rules.
You need to pass a Ground School, hold a RadioLicence have 100,000 insurance, a spotter with you,
a radio with you to contactor monitor all air related broadcasts, have filed for a sfoc before theflight, surveyed the area before the flight ,
needs to be in a remotearea , and it goes on and on and on.
Also the sfoc can take up to 2 months to get eachtime until you get a Blanket sfoc.

The sure will catch lots of those people.
Typical government BS

We informed inspectors of these changes back in 2016. No-one listened (or at least those that did hijacked the thread for their own nefarious purposes)

Here’s an info-grpahic which sums the Recreational changes up in a single page.

The changes were made to stop people using the Recreational Exemption to get around proper training and compliance. The old rules made it difficult to arrest and prosecute. The new rules are simple so the Police can now act on them.

The Commercial Rules are set to change. The formal consultation period along with the actual text of the proposed regulations will be communicated to all stakeholders for consultation when ready and published in the Canada Gazette, Part I, in spring 2017.

You can access the Canada Gazette here:

For those that are whining that the rules are unfair, consider this, the impact force of a drone under full flight at 57 Km/h (top speed of a DJI Phantom 3) at 1280 grams is around 10.4Kn. (*E = 1/2 m v2) *
That’s around 14.5 times the force of gravity or equivalent to being hit in the head with a 10lb bowling ball dropped from a foot above your head.

If the same drone was to fall from 90m, allowing for drag and wind resitance, it would reach a velocity of 110 Km/h. Now that same bowling ball has been dropped from 5.25 feet over your head.

That’s why these regulations are necessary. 465 miles 7 hours from Toronto … You will need a pass port to get into the USA



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Flight crew spots drone flyingnear Ottawa airport

Air Canada Express airlinerlanded safely Tuesday without incident, Transport Canada investigates

CBCNews Posted: Apr 19, 2017 8:37 AM ET Last Updated: Apr 19,2017 4:27 PM ET

Flight crew spots drone flying near Ottawa airport
Air Canada Express airliner landed safely Tuesday withoutincident, Transport Canada investigates
CBC NewsPosted: Apr 19, 2017 8:37 AM ET Last Updated: Apr 19, 2017 4:27 PM ET

The flight crew aboard this twin turboprop airliner spotteda drone during their approach to the Ottawa airport on Tuesday.(
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A drone was spotted in the air by the crew of anairliner approaching the Ottawa airport on Tuesday.
Air Canada Express flight 8975 took offfrom Montreal’s airport at 4:46 p.m. ET Tuesday and landed inOttawa safely at 5:19 p.m.
The crew aboard the five-year-old twinturboprop Bombardier Dash 8 Q400 reported the drone as they weremaking their approach in Ottawa, according to Jazz Aviation LP spokespersonManon Stuart.
The pilot’s call to the airport’s air trafficcontrollers at 5:16 p.m. was recorded by the website, whichmonitors air traffic control communications across the globe.
‘It just went past our left wing’
“Tower, we just had to avoid a drone here on final[approach]. It just went past our left wing,” a pilot is heard saying.
The pilot said the drone was at an altitude of about1,500 feet, or 457 metres, about 5.5 to 7.5 kilometres away from the runway.
Listen to the recording here.](
A few minutes later, air traffic controllers advised thecrew of another flight to use a different runway.
In an emailed statement, Stuart wrote that the Air CanadaExpress flight landed without incident and that the sighting wasimmediately reported to authorities.
‘It could crash a plane’
Members of the public are asked to call 911 if they see adrone flying too close to the airport, said Mark Laroche, president and CEO ofthe Ottawa International Airport Authority.
“It doesn’t happen a lot, but even once is toooften,” Laroche said.

A drone flying too close could crash a plane, said MarkLaroche, president and CEO of the Ottawa International Airport Authority.(Julie-Anne Lapointe/CBC)
“It is on the increase because more and morerecreational drones are being sold and bought by people that are not taking thenecessary precautions and are not using them in a safe way.”
In March, federal Transportation Minister Marc Garneauannounced new rules forrecreational drone users.
Flying a drone weighing more than 250 grams within nine kilometres of somewhereaircraft take off or land can result in a fine of up to $3,000.
"It is a serious aviation safety consideration,"Laroche said.
“It could crash a plane if a plane is taking off orlanding.”
It’s not the first time a drone has been spotted near theOttawa airport.
On May 25, 2016, NORAD dispatched two CF-18 fighter jets to the skies overOttawa after a drone was sighted by WestJet pilots.
The airport is also working to develop technologyto help detect drones that enter its airspace, Laroche said.