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Neat Miss in Ontario

Started by Bertrand Duchiron. Last reply by George Kelly Nov 24. 4 Replies

And the rules become more and more restrictive to the ones who follow them by the book.Time for TC to hit hard those who think the sky is their limit.…Continue

Regulation modifications to come

Started by Bertrand Duchiron. Last reply by Bertrand Duchiron Nov 4. 3 Replies

Some regulations modifications were presented at the USC conference yesterday in Edmonton.- The no fly zone around airport will stay to 5 miles for airports which are in the CFS and 3 miles for those…Continue

Unmanned System Canada conference in Edmonton - Nov 1-3

Started by Bertrand Duchiron. Last reply by Bertrand Duchiron Sep 16. 2 Replies

This year TC will come and discuss about the BVLOS  and the future of commercial operations in CanadaHere the program…Continue

Easy SFOC Applications

Started by CD Jul 5. 0 Replies

If you're struggling to make sense of TC's regulations, a new website launched that creates an application for you. Check out All you have to do is…Continue

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Comment by Michael Ciurescu on September 21, 2016 at 11:32am

How do you reply to a comment here?

Kelsey Ferland, my father lives in Mississauga, so I came by a few times. One time I went by the lake at Port Credit, and I saw a DJI Phantom going by. I think it's fine there since, you are over 9km from Pearson airport (12km), and also the airport at the Toronto Island (17km).

Comment by Kelsey Ferland on September 21, 2016 at 11:20am

I'm thinking of building my first quadcopter, but the TC regulations are what's stopping me right now. I live right in the middle of Mississauga, so there's not really anywhere nearby for me to fly a drone (at least that is what I gathered from the regulations). I currently don't have a vehicle either, so I can't get out of the city to fly it. Am I basically out of luck?

Comment by CD on July 5, 2016 at 6:53pm

@William FYI - if you're looking to stay compliant and make sense of all of the TC regs - a new website called launched which takes online SFOC applications. It makes things really simple, you can start your application by filling out a form and they will compile an application for a permit and walk you through the application.

Comment by Bertrand Duchiron on May 18, 2016 at 1:38pm

@William :

For the course check or (this last one is more for pro pilot)

For the rules, even the regulators sometimes can't give you the answer to a simple question.

Comment by william Coughlin on April 2, 2016 at 12:54am

Ok someone help me understand these government regulations

solo3dr and for fun but would like to take a course.

Ive read the regs until my eyes went crossed eyed

rule 75? 500 feet from people, animals.. doesn't that eliminate flying Canada?

Comment by william Coughlin on April 2, 2016 at 12:49am

Ok newbie here

trying to network to other drone pilots in the Fraser valley Chilliwack, Abbotsford,langley or vancovuer

Comment by George Kelly on February 10, 2016 at 12:02pm

Yes (RPM) - I took the UAV Ground School course, and yes, it satisfies the Transport Canada requirement.

I believe they have one (slightly cheaper) if you're only going for the two exemptions, and another more detailed if you're going for SFOCs. (I took the SFOC one).


Comment by RPM on February 10, 2016 at 9:40am

This is the course option I have been looking into. It is much more reasonably priced and I believe there is still no exact requirements as to which course you have to take. Just that you need completion of ground school training course.

Comment by Sgt Ric on February 8, 2016 at 2:13pm
Comment by Jorell Arena on August 13, 2015 at 8:08pm
Hi I'm from Vancouver I'm new to drones. I wanted to know what's going on with FAA. Are they going to allow drones to fly now.


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