New Canadian Recreational Drone Regs Draw Fire from Users; P…

New Canadian rules concerning leisure drone use are drawing ire from UAV entusiasts. Canada lately enacted new drone rules. The new rules that apply to leisure use and had been introduced by Marc Garneau, Canada’s Minister of Transport, embrace however usually are not restricted to the next:

  • Users should mark their drone with their contact data, and should not fly:
    • increased than 90 metres;
    • at night time;
    • inside 75 metres of buildings, automobiles or individuals; or
    • inside 9 kilometres of the centre of any airport, heliport, aerodrome or water aerodrome the place plane take off and land.

Recreational customers usually are not happy and discover the rules to be “inflexible” and “overly restrictive.” The petitioners ask:

This petition respectfully requests that you simply amend the brand new leisure drone laws to replicate a extra balanced, reality primarily based and pragmatic method to drone security in Canada.

You can discover (and signal) the complete textual content of the petition right here.

The petition additionally gives up the next video to clarify the problem. It is considerate, thorough, slightly prolonged; however value a watch.


Frank Schroth is editor in chief of DroneLife, the authoritative supply for information and evaluation on the drone business: it’s individuals, merchandise, tendencies, and occasions.
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