UAV Exemption Changes

With the current Canadian UAV Exemptions set to expire in  December 21, 2016, Transport Canada is proposing changes as outlined below for their renewal:

For 1KG or Less:

  • 5NM from any aerodrome in the CFS/WAS (except heliports)
  • 3NM from any heliports in the CFS/WAS and all other aerodromes
  • No minimum distance from built-up areas (but not withing or over built-up areas)
  • 300′ AGL
  • Not in controlled airspace, Only Class G
  • Not in control zones
  • Not in restricted airspace (including forest fire areas)

For 1-25KG or Less:

  • 5NM from any aerodrome in the CFS/WAS (except aerodromes)
  • 3NM from any heliport in the CFS/WAS and all other aerodromes
  • 3NM from built-up areas
  • 300′ AGL
  • Not in controlled airspace, Only Class G
  • Not in control zones
  • Not in restricted airspace (including forest fire areas)

*  As per presentation at USC Conference in Edmonton

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