While the new guidelines do open up opportunities up here, there are still limits. For example commercial flying over populated areas will be restricted in most cases as it does not fall within the exemptions listed.Canada's new rules for drones: http://www.tc.gc.ca/media/documents/ca-standards/Infographic_Permission_to_fly_a_UAV_Web_English.pdf
Anthony I totally agree. Some kind of license should be required, but not something that is clearly overkill.I'm a private pilot and sort of have an appreciation for why the FAA is heading that way. I think responsible flyers can largely self-regulate, but knowledge of airspace is something I believe anyone in the sky should be aware of. Sort of like as a minimum knowing the rules of the road to drive a scooter. A full license is probably overkill, but a certificate of some sort couldn't hurt and it would go a long way to appease opponents.
doesnt say how big of extinguisher is needed. there are pretty small ones now that could easily fit in a bag and are no bigger then a large bottle of waterGreat start, and will need to mature.
I found the restriction about not flying when there are clouds quite limiting. If someone wants to claim you were flying illegally, they just need to point to a cloud in the sky.
Also the requirements to have a fire extinguisher pretty much rules out the capability to take the UAV on a hiking trip, unless you really like to carry weights in your backpack....
Yet, this is a progressive document that was certainly written by people in the know.
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