Where can I fly my drone and what permission do I need?

Where to find the map and know where you can fly your drone

The National Research Council has made a formidable guide. It helps drone owners to get airspace and know exactly where they can fly their drone. It is for the benefit of everyone and it is free. Here is the interactive map.


Controlled airspace

You should gain air traffic power endorsement for tasks in controlled airspace. For airspace constrained by NAV CANADA, demand a RPAS Flight Authorization.

Automaton pilots must keep up correspondences with the aviation authority expert while flying.

Zones that farthest point the utilization of automatons

Air terminals, heliports and aerodromes

An aerodrome is anyplace that a flying machine can take off and land. This incorporates air terminals, heliports, and seaplane bases.

Except if you are following a built up Transport Canada strategy, you can't fly nearer than:

5.6 kilometers (3 nautical miles) from any air terminal recorded as Certified ("Cert") in the Canada Flight Supplement

1.9 kilometers (1 nautical mile) from heliports or aerodromes utilized by helicopters as it were

There are no separation prerequisites for activities close to every single other aerodrome. Administrators must keep up a protected good ways from other flying machine consistently.


How to request a "No automaton zone" sign

"No automaton zone" signs are accessible in different organizations for airplane terminal, aerodrome, heliport and seaplane base specialists to post around the limits of their properties.





All automaton and drone tasks


Preceding each flight, ramble pilots should make a study of the territory and furthermore counsel:

Notice to Airmen (NOTAMs) for the flight area: NAV CANADA NOTAMs gateway

the Canada Flight Supplement

the Designated Airspace Handbook

suitable aeronautical diagrams

NOTAMs educate pilots concerning occasion and obstructions that may influence them. Constantly and area of the occasion. Enter the ID of an aerodrome close you into the NAV CANADA NOTAMs gateway to discover NOTAMs in your general vicinity.

Any diagram that has aeronautical data pertinent to the flight will do. This may incorporate aeronautical outlines recorded on the NAV CANADA site.


Sharing airspace


On the off chance that you fly an automaton or drone in Canada, you should read and follow the guidelines that help protect individuals and airplane.


National parks

Automaton pilots are not permitted to take-off or land inside a national park.

A recreation center administrator may permit the utilization of automatons now and again. In the event that you need to fly an automaton in a national park, read about the utilization of automatons at Parks Canada places and contact Parks Canada.


Crisis destinations

Automaton pilots are not permitted to fly inside the security border of a police or person on call crisis activity, for example, a car crash. You should likewise maintain a strategic distance from destinations close calamities (woods fires, floods, quakes). An automaton flying close to these zones may meddle with crisis staff air ship and crafted by crisis work force.

Get permission to fly your drone outside the rules

Who needs to apply

A SFOC gives you consent to work your automaton outside the guidelines for a particular reason.

You need this declaration in the accompanying cases:

You need to fly your automaton outside the standards for fundamental or propelled tasks

Your automaton weighs more than 25 kilograms (kg)

You are not a Canadian native, lasting occupant of Canada or an organization consolidated by or under the laws of Canada or an area

You need to fly your automaton conveying perilous or unsafe payloads (for example synthetic substances)

You need to fly at an uncommon flight occasion or a publicized occasion

You need to fly in excess of five automatons simultaneously

Note: getting a SFOC is never again an essential for business tasks. Be that as it may, business administrators still need a SFOC if their activity can be categorized as one of the classifications above.

You needn't bother with this testament if:

you are flying your automatons inside the standards for essential or propelled tasks, and

your automaton weighs under 25 kg


Publicized occasions

Automaton pilots are not permitted to fly close or over publicized occasions, for example, open air shows and games, except if they have a Special Flight Operations Certificate that explicitly enables them to do as such.


The most effective method to apply

To apply for this declaration:

Complete an Application for a Special Flight Operations Certificate structure [PDF, 1.2 MB] and accumulate the documentation determined in the application

Send the structure and records to:

Remotely Piloted Aircraft Systems Center of Expertise

700, Leigh-Capreol Place Dorval, Quebec H4Y 1G7

Email: TC.RPASCentre-CentreSATP.TC@tc.gc.ca

Apply as right on time as conceivable before you intend to utilize your automaton. Your application may take more time to process on the off chance that it is missing data or on the off chance that we get countless applications.

Outside administrators (foreight)

On the off chance that you are a remote administrator (that is, you are not a Canadian native, perpetual inhabitant or a company joined by or under government or common and you need to fly in Canadian airspace), you should have an endorsed SFOC to fly an automaton for any reason (recreational, work or research).

You should as of now be permitted to utilize the automaton for a similar reason in your nation of origin. Incorporate your nation's endorsement or approval with your application for the SFOC.