Fly your drone safely and legally in Canada’s controlled airspace using NAV CANADA’s official mobile app – NAV Drone. Review important guidelines, discover where you can fly, schedule flights, and receive authorization responses from NAV CANADA when you’re authorized to fly.
Understand the Transport Canada rules that came into effect June 1, 2019.
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.
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:
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 region 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.