Blank Coverage from TC in Airport Zone

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Really nice to see UAV being use in a good way.  But what I am wondering Transport Canada wants

to promote safe use but they gave this blank sfoc to this for a station and the city is in the zone of a airport.

What do you guys think about this ? 

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Comment by Rob_Lefebvre on January 22, 2015 at 8:03pm

Interesting.  What do you know about the blanket SFOC or airport?  There is no mention in the article.

I do now know how they could have gotten a blanket SFOC?  My understanding is under the new rules, you can't get a blanket unless you are a "Compliant Operator" and to be a CO, you would need a Certificate of Airworthiness from the manufacturer, which DJI won't do. (well, I don't think anybody will).

Comment by Paul on January 23, 2015 at 6:16am

Thanks for the feedback.

I am a few house from the station I ask one of the guys they seem to have done a good job

playing it safe.

He told me they have a blanket sfoc and they call the airport tower of every flight and they

have a insurance  for the uav.

A new local article tell the same.

"three operators from the fire department approved by Transport Canada, and each time the drone is flown, the Moncton airport is notified"

http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/new-brunswick/drone-is-dieppe-fire-de...

The city is in the yqm Moncton airport zone.

TC says no flying close to 9k from a airport but then they this sfco says they can with

calling the tower.

 

Comment by Robert H Fraser on January 23, 2015 at 2:00pm

Yeah, I don't get it.  TC Canada wants all UAV operators to work towards being Compliant Operators, but what manufacturer or assembler is going to potentially open themselves up to liability by signing off on onerous certificates of compliance and conformity?  (apparently DJI won't and the reputable company we deal with won't).

 

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