Drones

Flying drones is quickly becoming a fun exciting hobby. However, not everything about drones is fun and games. In fact not only is there safety concerns, there's also legal considerations that need to be made when operating drones.

Below we have included a summary of the rules, as well as a link to Transport Canada, Legal Requirements and Safety Tips. We have also included a link to the no fly zones PDF for drones.

We highly recommend reviewing this information before operating your drone.

Rules

When operating a drone you should fly:

  • below 90 m above the ground

  • at least 30 m away from vehicles, vessels and the public (if your drone weighs over 250 g and up to 1 kg)

  • at least 75 m away from vehicles, vessels and the public (if your drone weighs over 1 kg and up to 35 kg)

  • at least 5.5 km away from aerodromes (any airport, seaplane base or area where aircraft take off and land)

  • at least 1.8 km away from heliports or aerodromes used by helicopters only

  • outside of controlled or restricted airspace

  • at least 9 km away from a natural hazard or disaster area

  • away from areas where its use could interfere with police or first responders

  • during the day and not in clouds

  • within your sight at all times

  • within 500 m of yourself

  • only if clearly marked with your name, address and telephone number

These rules were obtained from Transport Canada. For a more clear and elaborate outline of the Rules, Legal Requirements and Safety Tips please visit Transport Canada's website. Follow the link below;

http://www.tc.gc.ca/eng/civilaviation/opssvs/flying-drone-safely-legally.html

Enclosed in this PDF you will find a map that clearly defines all the no fly zones for drones and UAVs in Yarmouth County.

Have Fun & Fly Safe!

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