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Edmonton Flight Information Region UAV Best Practices For Air Traffic Services Coordination

Edmonton Flight Information Region UAV Best Practices For Air Traffic Services Coordination

PURPOSE:
2.1 NAV CANADA, in seeking to collaborate and coordinate with UAV operators in the interest of flight safety, has prepared this document to outline and address issues unique to UAV operations, within the perspective of Air Traffic Control and Air Navigation Services.

2.2 Within the Edmonton Flight Information Region (EG FIR), NAV CANADA will furnish upon request an Air Traffic Control Best Practices document for all UAV users with a Special Flight Operations Certificate (SFOC) registered with the EG FIR.

2.3 As each SFOC and operator has distinctly different requirements and parameters, this will better serve the UAV  community in safely coordinating with NAV CANADA.

2.4 This document shall serve to coordinate and communicate across the Edmonton Flight Information Region the following generic UAV issues;
2.4.1 ATC Expectations,
2.4.2 Coordination and communication expectations,
2.4.3 Emergency contact information, and
2.4.4 Location of additional aviation safety relevant data and resources.

Download: EG FIR UAV BEST PRACTICES EGUAV-2015A (PDF)


The document was provided to us by Calvin Reich of Capri Insurance.  We thank him for passing this along to share with our readers.

Vancouver Flight Information Region Uav Best Practices For Air Traffic Services Coordination

Vancouver Flight Information Region UAV Best Practices For Air Traffic Services Coordination

PURPOSE:

2.1 NAV CANADA, in seeking to collaborate and coordinate with UAV operators in the interest of flight safety, has prepared this document to outline and address issues unique to UAV operations, within the perspective of Air Traffic Control and Air Navigation Services.

2.2 Within the Vancouver Flight Information Region (VR FIR), NAV CANADA will furnish upon request a VANCOUVER FLIGHT INFORMATION REGION UAV BEST PRACTICES FOR AIR TRAFFIC SERVICES COORDINATION document for all UAV users with a Special Flight Operations Certificate (SFOC) registered with the VR FIR.

2.3 As each SFOC and operator has distinctly different requirements and parameters, this will better serve the UAV community in safely coordinating with NAV CANADA.

2.4 This document shall serve to coordinate and communicate across the Vancouver Flight Information Region the following generic UAV issues;

  • ATC Expectations,

  • Coordination and communication expectations,

  • Emergency contact information, and Location of additional aviation safety relevant data and resources.

Download: VR FIR UAV BEST PRACTICES VRUAV-2015 Final (PDF)


The document was provided to us by Calvin Reich of Capri Insurance.  We thank him for passing this along to share with our readers.

Terminology: NOTAM

NOTAM – A Notice to Airmen. A notice distributed by means of telecommunications containing information concerning the
establishment, conditions or change in any aeronautical facility, service, procedure or hazard, the timely
knowledge of which is essential to personnel concerned with flight operations.

NOTAMs are often required as part of a UAV SFOC when flying in controlled airspace.

For checking for NOTAMs in your area, the official source in Canada is NAV Canada: https://flightplanning.navcanada.ca
Another great more interactive visual resource for NOTAMs is Zulu for Pilots: http://www.zuluforpilots.com/Map

Canadian NOTAM Procedures Manual

The purpose of this manual is to provide information, guidance and standard procedures for the
origination, distribution and query of NOTAM in Canada. This manual is intended for reference and usage
by NAV CANADA personnel, and accountable sources and originators not within NAV CANADA

Wikipedia – NOTAM