New Rules for Canadians flying larger drones

The Canadian Press

Canadians flying drones of a certain size will have to pass an online exam and get a pilot’s certificate under new rules announced Wednesday by federal Transport Minister Marc Garneau.

The new regulations, which come into effect June 1, apply to all drone operators, whether they fly for fun, work or research.

Operators will be required to register their drones and mark them with the registration number. A minimum age limit of 14 for basic operations and 16 for advanced will be introduced.

Pilots will have to keep their aircraft below 122 metres — 400 feet — above ground level and stay away from air traffic.


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