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Discussion in 'Phantom 3 Help' started by Tkeefe, Mar 14, 2016.

  1. Tkeefe

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    I am going to be going to Canada in a year to visit my parents in Newfoundland. I am asking my fellow Canadians for assistance. I will be taking my phantom advanced. From what I have read the Canadian government requires a operating certificate, is this true and if so is it something I will need to get before I am allowed to cross the boarder into Canada. I don't need my drone confiscated.
     
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    For pleasure you don't need anything.
     
  5. Air Ontario

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    I think you are mistaken. May want to look at TC again.
     
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    Or better yet post the reference to "for personal you don't need anything"
     
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    Nothing required in Canada for rec flying. Not sure of professional use
     
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    Follow the infographic from Transport Canada as posted earlier in the thread, yourself - it's not rocket science.
     
  9. Air Ontario

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    You're wrong about not needing anything, look again.
    Or call the local TC office like I did(Toronto Buttonville)

    Exemption requirements for operating UAVs

    without permission
    THIS INFOGRAPHIC IS FOR EASE OF REFERENCE ONLY. YOU MUST CONSULT THE OFFICIAL EXEMPTIONS.


    UAVs 2 kg or less

    • Be safe, well trained and know the rules of the sky

    • Be 18 years old, or at least 16 years old to conduct

      research under academic supervision

    • Have at least $100,000 liability insurance

    • Be alert—not tired or under the influence of alcohol

      or drugs

    • Inspect your UAV and site before flight to ensure

      they are safe

    • Get permission before you go onto private property

    • Inform Air Traffic Services if your UAV enters

      controlled airspace

    • Give right-of-way to manned aircraft

    • Fly during daylight and in good weather

    • Keep your aircraft in direct line of sight and always be able

      to see it with your own eyes

    • Verify that radio frequencies/transmissions won’t affect

      control of your UAV

    • Have an emergency plan ahead of time

    • Carry a copy of your UAV exemption, proof of

      liability insurance, contact information, and aircraft

      system limitations

    • Follow the manufacturer’s operating and emergency

      procedures, including those if the remote control loses

      contact with the aircraft

    • Respect laws from all levels of government

    • Operate only one UAV at a time, with a single

      remote control

    • Immediately stop all operations if you can no longer meet

      the exemption requirements or if the safety of a person,

      property or other aircraft is at risk

    • Stay at least 30 metres away from people, animals,

      buildings, structures, and vehicles not involved in the operation
    UAVs between 2.1 kg and 25 kg

    • Be safe, well trained and know the rules of the sky
    • Be 18 years old
    • Have at least $100,000 liability insurance
    • Be alert—not tired or under the influence of alcohol or drugs • Inspect your UAV and site before flight to ensure

    they are safe
    • Get permission before you go onto private property • Carry a copy of your UAV exemption, proof of liability

    insurance, contact information, and UAV system limitations • Respect laws from all levels of government
    • Keep your UAV in direct line of sight and always be able to

    see it with your own eyes
    • Operate only one UAV at a time, with a single

    remote control
    • Give right-of-way to manned aircraft
    • Fly during daylight and in good weather (no clouds, snow

    or icy conditions)
    • Create and follow procedures for landing and recovering

    your UAV and for contacting emergency responders and air

    traffic control.
    • Have an emergency plan ahead of time
    • Follow the manufacturer’s operating and emergency

    procedures, including those if the remote control loses

    contact with the aircraft
    • Verify that radio frequencies/transmission and eletronic

    devices won’t affect control of your UAV
    • Assess the risk of losing connection with the UAV and

    decide when to use the flight termination setting • Have a fire extinguisher on site
    • Inform Air Traffic Services if your UAV enters

    controlled airspace
    • Follow the manufacturer’s maintenance/assembly instructions • Ensure the UAV does not have an emergency

    locator transmitter
    • Report accidents to Transport Canada and stop operations

    until you have addressed the risks
    • Immediately stop all operations if you can no longer respect

    the exemption requirements or if the safety of a person,

    property or other aircraft is at risk
    • Stay at least 150 metres away from people, animals,

    buildings, structures, and vehicles not involved in the operation

    DO NOT:

    • Fly closer than 9 km from forest fires, airports, heliports, aerodromes, or built-up areas

    • Fly over military bases, prisons or in controlled or restricted airspace
    • Fly over crowds or higher than 90 metres
    • Participate in special aviation events, air shows or

    system demonstrations
    • Carry dangerous goods or lasers
     
    #9 Air Ontario, Mar 19, 2016
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