Drone flying in Canada? Have you say before it’s too late.

Drone flying in Canada? Have you say before it's too late.

Drone flying in Canada? Have you say before it’s too late.

Drone flying in Canada? Have you say before it’s too late. The world of drones is an exciting place. Business is booming for many drone operators as new applications are found for this emerging technology. From shoot features films, to saving lives the uses are diverse only limited by our imagination. The global drone market is predicted to be worth $21.23 billon by 2022.

With an industry starting to equal the global exports of French wine, why is there so much planned restrictive regulation?

There is an undenighable requirement for unmanned aircraft regulation, but are lawmakers around the world proposals based on fact or fear of the unknown?

Public drone law consultation.

Canada is the latest country to launch a public consultation on its proposed drone laws that could snuff out an industry before its had a chance to begin. There proposals are:

  • Three operational types of flying based on weight & location.
  • No destingtion between recreational & commercial operators.
  • Requirement for a base level of public liability insurance.
  • Pilots test & exam for anyone wanting to fly in an urban location.
  • No restrictions for drones under 250g.

The full Transport Canada document can be read HERE. With so many interested parties, some vermently opposed to drones, it’s important for drones flyers to have their voices heard before its too late. The consultation closes on 13th October 2017.

 

Around the World.

Drone flying in Canada? Have you say before it’s too late. The European Union also has a live consultation that expires 15th September 2017. Details can be found HERE.

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