Drone Resources

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RPA (Drone/UAV) Pilots

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Transport Canada RPAS (Drone/UAV) Management Portal – Register your RPA (Drone/UAV), Take an online exam - Small Basic Exam, Small Advanced Exam, Flight Reviewer Exam

Canadian Aviation Regulations - RPA (Drone/UAV) pilots operating under the Small Remotely Piloted Aircraft (VLOS) – Basic Operations or Small Remotely Piloted Aircraft (VLOS) – Advanced Operations must adhere to the Canadian Aviation Regulations while operating their RPA (Drone/UAV) in Canadian Domestic Airspace.

Canada's Airspace - Information on Canada's airspace classification and structure.

Aviation Weather and NOTAMs – Aviation weather information is available from Nav Canada's Aviation Weather Web Site (AWWS) or one of the Flight Information Centres, and certain weather products are also available in the new Collaborative Flight Planning Services (CFPS) tool. To receive interpretive weather briefings as well as other advisory services, call a Flight information Centre (FIC) at 1-866-WX-BRIEF from within Canada.

Planetary K-index – The K-index quantifies disturbances in the horizontal component of earth's magnetic field with an integer in the range 0-9 with 1 being calm and 5 or more indicating a geomagnetic storm.

RPA (Drone/UAV) Flight Site Selection Tool – This interactive map tool provides a graphical way to choose safe operating sites for drone flights. Areas that require caution are shown in yellow. Areas that require permission are shown in orange and areas where drone flights are not permitted are shown in red.

Permission to fly in Controlled Airspace - If you plan to operate your RPA (Drone/UAV) in controlled airspace (Classes C, D or E) you must have a Transport Canada issued Pilot Certificate – Small Remotely Piloted Aircraft (VLOS) – Advanced Operations, and must obtain a written RPAS Flight Authorization from NAV CANADA, by submitting an RPAS Flight Authorization Request.

Special Flight Operations Certificate (SFOC-RPAS) - If you want to fly your drone outside the rules, you will need to apply for a Special Flight Operations Certificate (SFOC).

Canada Flight Supplement (CFS) - The CFS is a joint civil/military publication. It contains information on Canadian and North Atlantic aerodromes and is used as a reference for the planning and safe conduct of air operations. The CFS is available as a subscription sale only

Canada Water Aerodrome Supplement (CWAS) - The Canada Water Aerodrome Supplement (CWAS) is published once a year and is an official aeronautical publication suitable for air navigation purposes. The CWAS is available as a subscription sale only

Restricted Operator Certificate - Aeronautical (ROC-A) - Having an aeronautical radio operator license is not mandatory, however, if you plan to operate a RPA (Drone/UAV) in or near controlled airspace, having the ability to monitor and communicate with air traffic or Air Traffic Control unit in the area of operations provides additional safety.

Transportation of Dangerous Goods Program - The Transportation of Dangerous Goods Program, based on risks, develops safety standards and regulations, provides oversight and gives expert advice on dangerous goods incidents to promote public safety in the transportation of dangerous goods by all modes of transport in Canada.

Sharing the Skies - An Aviation Industry Guide to the Management of Wildlife Hazards.

Canadian Airports Charts - The information in the Canadian Airport Charts provides pictorial displays of Canadian airport manoeuvring areas found in the Canada Air Pilot or the military GPH 200, and may be reproduced for the sole purpose of assisting pilots during aircraft ground movement operations. Up-to-date information on flight planning procedures and airport services, including fuel, lighting and local prohibitions or procedures is found in the Canada Flight Supplement.

Transport Canada Aeronautical Information Manual (TC AIM) - The TC AIM provides flight crews with a single source for information on rules and procedures for aircraft operation in Canadian airspace. It has been developed to bring together pre-flight reference information of a lasting nature into a single primary document.

Designated Airspace Handbook (DAH) - The DAH is published by Nav Canada and contains information in respect of the designation of Canadian airspace.

The Canadian NOTAM Operating Procedures - As of 10 October 2019, NAV CANADA adopted the ICAO NOTAM Standards for all NOTAM. The Canadian NOTAM Operating Procedures (CNOP) is revised and published to provide information and guidance.

AIP Canada (ICAO) - AIP Canada (ICAO) is Canada's state aeronautical information publication provided by Nav Canada. The AIP Canada (ICAO) has five parts: Part 1 – General (GEN), Part 2 – Enroute (ENR), Part 3 – Aerodromes (AD), Part 4 – AIP Canada (ICAO) Supplements and Part 5 – Aeronautical Information Circulars.

Industry Events

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CES – Consumer Electronics Show – January 7-10, 2020; Las Vegas, Nevada

AUVSI XPONENTIAL 2020 – May 4–7, 2020; Boston, Massachusetts

RPA Systems (Drones/UAV) & Solution Providers

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Autel

DJI - Commercial Applications

DJI - Recreational

Flyability

Intel

Parrot

Yuneec

Government

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RPAs (Drones/UAVs) are aircraft - which makes you a pilot. When you fly your drone, you’re sharing the skies with other drones and aircraft. Before you fly, understand the rules you must follow.

Canada: Transport Canada (TC)

United States of America: Federal Aviation Authority (FAA)

Australia: Civil Aviation Safety Authority (CASA)

European Union: Aviation Safety Agency (EASA)

India: Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA)

New Zealand: Civil Aviation Authority (CAA)

United Kingdom: Civil Aviation Authority (CAA)

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