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SFOC Exemtion question

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by WPSPETE, Feb 26, 2015.

  1. WPSPETE

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    26. The pilot operating under this exemption shall only operate a UAV at least five (5) nautical miles from a built up area.

    What do you think a built up area is? Big city, small town? I have a customer that wants pictures of 3 plots of land up at a ski hill. I would think that this would be considered a built up area as well. It just seems a bit grey and looking for opinions.

    Thanks,
    Pete
     
  2. ThePhantom

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    Hey Pete, have you tried asking TC directly to be sure? Saw a hexa flying over Edmonton's downtown arena and thats a lot of X's on their rules (pilot probably had an SFOC too)
     
  3. WPSPETE

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    For some reason I never thought of contacting them... to easy thanks!

    The ski hill definitely isn't as populated as down town edmonton. I grew up there as well!
     
  4. John J.

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    Built up area according to Transport Canada is anything busier than a barn in a field. It's basically their way of saying town/city.