Flying rules for drones are governed by Transport Canada.
Drone pilots must follow the rules of the Canadian Aviation Regulations (CARs): Part IX – Remotely Piloted Aircraft Systems contains most of the rules that apply to drones less than 25 kg.
Before flying, the pilot should follow the steps listed below:
- Understand the legal requirements when flying drones
- Understand the difference between basic and advanced operations
- Get the necessary knowledge requirements
- Get a drone pilot certificate
- Choose the right drone to perform any advanced operations
You can see which Parrot drone models are registered and approved for advanced operations. Mode specifically, pilots can fly in controlled airspace and near people.
- Register the drone
- Follow the drone manufacturer’s instructions
- Survey the area where the flight will take place
- Take note of any obstacles, such as buildings and power lines
- Advanced operations only - to operate in controlled airspace (Classes C, D or E), ask NAV CANADA for an drone flight authorization