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New rules for flying drones in Canada: 8 things to know
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New rules for flying drones in Canada: 8 things to know
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Understand the Transport Canada rules that came into effect June 1, 2019.

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NAV CANADA signs strategic agreement with Unifly

NAV CANADA signs strategic agreement with Unifly

NAV CANADA enters a into an agreement with Unifly to develop a national system that provides digital services for safely operating and managing drones in Canadian airspace.

 
Designated Airspace Handbook
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Designated Airspace Handbook
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Information regarding the exact dimensions and classification of Canadian airspace is detailed in the Designated Airspace Handbook, which is published every 56 days by NAV CANADA.

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FAQ

When you submit your online request, a tracking number for your request will appear on screen. Record the number for future reference and correspondence regarding your request.

The online form goes to the appropriate NAV CANADA office for your region. At the office your request is reviewed to make sure all sections of the form have been completed, the information is accurate, and the details of your mission are clearly understood.

After your request has been reviewed, you will receive an email from NAV CANADA with the status of your request. Your request may be: 

  • Approved – no further action required 
  • Denied – information will be provided to explain this status 
  • Pending – you may be asked for more information, or more time may be required to review the request if it is complex

We will make every effort to process your request as quickly as possible, but review and processing time will depend on the complexity of the request.

If all the parameters of your mission are the same, but the flights will occur on different dates, you can list all the dates in the Mission Objectives section and submit one form.

No, you do not. List all the drones you may use for that specific mission in the Mission Objectives section of the form.

Use this map to determine the flight information regionOpen a new window for your drone flight. You will need this information for the authorization form.

Factors that increase the complexity of a request include the requested altitude, proximity to airports and runways, and any other request that may impact aviation activity in the area where you propose to fly your drone.

Always keep the approval with you while flying your drone in controlled airspace, along with your pilot certificate and an operational mobile phone.