New Drone Laws of the LandDrones have revolutionized today's ski videos in a big way. From drones in a professional crews to the hands of a hobbyist, the hum in the air in the back country lets us document our adventures like never before like this:
But new and harsher regulations released from Transport Canada should have any drone enthusiasts checking up on where, when and how they should be operating their drones. Violators of the new rules could face a $3000 fine... that's more than most recreational Drones cost these days. The new rules include to NOT fly your drone:
- higher than 90 m above the ground
- closer than 75 m from buildings, vehicles, vessels, animals, people/crowds, etc.
- closer than nine km from the centre of an aerodrome (any airport, heliport, seaplane base or anywhere that aircraft take-off and land)
- within controlled or restricted airspace
- within nine km of a forest fire
- where it could interfere with police or first responders
- at night or in clouds
- if you can’t keep it in sight at all times
- if you are not within 500 m of your drone
- if your name, address, and telephone number are not clearly marked on your drone.