CANADA Kills Drone Hobby? New restrictive Laws governing Recreational Drone Hobby

CANADA Kills Drone Hobby? New restrictive Laws governing Recreational Drone Hobby

Did the Canadian Government just kill the drone hobby for recreational flyers? Restrictions are necessary, but did the government go too far? This video contains my opinions only. I would welcome your comments on this topic. ALSO: Check out a video from the US discussing these new Laws: DRONE VALLEY

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  1. *JÃÂZ* Jazir on May 3, 2022 at 6:25 pm

    What about skydio 2 it have lot of sensers

  2. Robert Campbell on May 3, 2022 at 6:27 pm

    Hey, welcome to the "Canadian way". Same stupid overkill with our current very good, strict gun laws. It’s all "virtue signalling:" designed to control everything to the nth degree…..I wonder where some of these "ivory tower pseudo intellectual elites" were born.
    Unfortunately I don’t think these drone laws will ever lighten up. With the new Mavic Mini, I expect them to only get worse.
    The best we can do is use common sense, follow the logical safety laws, and keep our fingers crossed some "correct" type won’t complain to authorities. Not a comfortable way to have to operate…

  3. Ken Lopossa on May 3, 2022 at 6:28 pm

    A Royal Canadian paid in the ass…

  4. cory zirk on May 3, 2022 at 6:29 pm

    FYI the literal definition of the law, its illegal to fly your drone ANYWHERE in canada (due to wildlife alone.)

  5. Mad547 s on May 3, 2022 at 6:34 pm

    I am definitely here late but I like the music used in the 500 meter example clip

  6. Steve Kitella on May 3, 2022 at 6:36 pm

    Fuck them and their laws. I’m lawless.

  7. Spazz zz on May 3, 2022 at 6:37 pm

    The real question is "what don’t they want you to see?"

  8. dbaer7 on May 3, 2022 at 6:37 pm

    More idiocracy courtesy of our handicapped liberal government.

  9. 001mpk on May 3, 2022 at 6:39 pm

    I wrote the test and passed but frankly far too restrictive so I exited the hobby. I spent thousands on training and equipment but sold off my more modern gear and have the originals left, the DJI flamewheel 4 and 6 prop that are collecting dust. Really a pity! The pair are probably worth about $200-$300 at best. Such is life.

  10. steve patterson on May 3, 2022 at 6:40 pm

    welcome to big brother looking down on you , its coming to the US as well , I think the desionwill be made this yr then it won’t be implemented for 3 yrs so all the drones that come into the US from outside MFG will need to make changes , my view , they won’t come in the US the cost will be extreme , people that make these rules are people that are just justify their job ,
    right now we use the Lance system which works just fine. im a person that if its not broken don’t fix it , good luck up their

  11. Harold Crowell on May 3, 2022 at 6:40 pm

    What I can’t help wonder is; do the authorities enforcing these laws/rules/regulations have to be educated by TC to qualify them in making a decision wether a person is in violation of the laws/rules/regulations. Seems to me that a drone pilot that is simply enjoying his hobby and behaving responsibly would have to be observed for some period of time to be accused of doing something wrong. On another note, For a period of time, laser pointers were a huge problem around airports. Has TC developed rules and reg for laser pointers? Do you need a basic or advanced certificate to own or use one of those? Where does TC hide the written test for laser pointing devices? Seems to me that the efforts of TC would be better served by putting more of their energy into capturing the obvious offenders of common sense and outward disreguard of people, their property and possessions. Leave the rest of us that have a bit of common sense to enjoy our hobby.
    (I’m off the soap box now)

  12. Jeremy Wynne on May 3, 2022 at 6:41 pm

    You are more likely to see naked women at 300 ft

  13. Sandy Lumsden Gallant on May 3, 2022 at 6:46 pm

    The drone exam baked my noodle. Some of the questions are out of this world!! When I finally passed I needed to have a drink :). Love your videos.

  14. Neo_182 on May 3, 2022 at 6:47 pm

    holy crap. i just tried to go and do the test. Not only was i not able to login to the website, but when i called the support line, they told me to call a different number. So i did that. And those folk told me to call a different number. SO i did that. It was an answering machine indicating that i leave my phone number so an agent would call me back. 3 hours passed. I received the return call. The agent was barely understandable, kept talking over me. Eventually told me that i had called the wrong place. FUN.

    Watching videos on the matter here on youtube and just generally reading into what’s changing it seems to me that it just isn’t worth going through the process at all and sell off my collection.
    I mean, most of my drones (i think all but 2..) are toy grade but exceed the weight limit. Especially if i decide to strap a camera (gopro or runcam..)
    Then come to find out i have to pay for the actual test and register all but only one of my drones (MJX B3 mini) which also costs money.

    Like, really waaaaaaaaaaaay too much for the average drone enthusiast. There’s barely any airspace i can fly them (luckily i live in the outskirts of my city and just outside the NFZ for the airport and my hospital does not have a helipad..) Nonetheless, for a guy that flies a phantom or spark maybe twice to four times to make a short family video?

    Do i really want to go through ALL that? The answer is a resounding NO.

  15. Totally Simulated on May 3, 2022 at 6:48 pm

    Like everything Canadian, too much red tape!

  16. jean-jac potie on May 3, 2022 at 6:50 pm

    And what about when you are at your club air field?!…in mauritius it’s 21kms from the main airport(almost half of the island!) But still max height at 120mts…and a few restricted areas like prisons,meteo stations and of course parliament and government buildings…

  17. EDMBro 0698 on May 3, 2022 at 6:51 pm

    Stupid things this gouv done always involve a lot of money. SQDC – Gun registration – Drones Exam – Drone School – DroneRegistration – CarbonTaxes hope you get it. Make Canada Great again ! show the door to the Liberals in october.

  18. Elbert Smit` on May 3, 2022 at 6:52 pm

    Hi as always great job. Our laws in the US are much less restrictive than y’alls thank goodness. I have my part 107 and feel that it should be required of every drone pilot. Most in my state which is Mississippi don’t even follow the law and resistor their drones over 250 gm as the law says. In 2020 things will change when the new open source software becomes available and then it will be local law enforcement who will not be trained in drone laws attempting to harrass hobby flyers along with those of us who make a few bucks on the side and use our drones as a tool. Stay warm brother and thanks for the videos/

  19. True North Muskoka on May 3, 2022 at 6:52 pm

    Captain you should update this video based on the new regs

  20. rick racine on May 3, 2022 at 6:52 pm

    thanks for great info, im from Ontario and will be taking my basic test ,but one of my drones is under 200 G ,so my question is how do i prove it to the police if im confronted by them,id rather not buy a small weight scale and have to carry it along when im flying

  21. carl wentz on May 3, 2022 at 6:53 pm

    People of Canada stop voting in those Dumb ass liberals .

  22. Lew Scagnetti on May 3, 2022 at 6:53 pm

    Legalize Drugs and any idiot can take a 15 Minute course to drive a car BUT those drones are the real threat to the public !! Another Liberal Cash Grab that has wrecked the fun of this hobby !

  23. Chris Zwolinski on May 3, 2022 at 6:53 pm

    The US has the privacy act which I beleive would make it illegal to put your name address etc on your drone. Is there a similar Canadian law that would also cover this? Do you have info on the new UTM rules? It sounds like the RFID for Canada.

  24. soham limbu on May 3, 2022 at 6:53 pm

    these law are stupid

  25. MrJaaaaake on May 3, 2022 at 6:54 pm

    I don’t know how you can say these laws aren’t that bad. Half the point of the drone is to go places hard for humans to go. These laws basically kill this point.

  26. Maria's Show on May 3, 2022 at 6:54 pm

    Insurance for drone coming soon?

  27. Camping&Gaming on May 3, 2022 at 6:55 pm

    Your forehead very shiny.

  28. Dale Sather on May 3, 2022 at 6:55 pm

    There’s not a chance in hell that I’m going to comply with any of these laws however I will never infringe on any one else ever.

  29. Electric Wolf on May 3, 2022 at 6:56 pm

    How likely is Australia to follow suit with these laws? It seems like a lot of countries have been cracking down on laws. I’ve been looking at getting a drone for a while now and am wondering if I should bother if it is likely for CASA to enforce tougher rules.

  30. Hank Ku on May 3, 2022 at 6:56 pm

    The online exam is much harder then driving knowledge test. A lot of question is not making sense, stupid

  31. Hank Vana2 on May 3, 2022 at 6:58 pm

    A very interesting commentary. I am thinking of getting into drones (for photography) and the restrictions and regulations are definitely going to be a gating factor for me. Please help me with a perspective. I agree that a 25 kg drone could do serious damage/injury to property/people and animals but feel that those restrictions are not realistic for a 250 gr drone that is 100 times lighter. Don’t know what a typical recreational drone (with a half-decent camera) weights – with your experience, how dangerous are they say relative to a baseball off of a bat or a puck off of a hockey stick? Both a baseball and a puck can do serious damage/injury but you don’t need to be over 14 years old or licensed to use them around people in a public park. Do you think that the "common sense" rules for sub 250 gr drones are adequate for a typical weight recreational drone or do we need formal licensing to prove competence. Thanks for the video!

  32. Raymond Crisostomo on May 3, 2022 at 7:01 pm

    So why are they selling drones in Canada if you can’t use it. It should be band if you can fly anywhere in Canada? As they said you can fly drone on any public Parks? That’s insane. Where do you fly your drone?

  33. Pax Vera on May 3, 2022 at 7:01 pm

    welcome to Canada. Land of free? Good joke! Everything is NO NO NO. The only rights we have: to pay taxes and elect idiots.

  34. yuyo57 on May 3, 2022 at 7:03 pm

    I would never put my address on my drones. If drone is found by a person that is a nut case drone hater about drones, then you might end up in danger. I don’t keep flight logs for long maybe a week just in case there is a complaint. Nice video fellow Canadian.

  35. Ma Lo on May 3, 2022 at 7:04 pm

    Wow thats one of the rare moments of me as a german banana-republic citizen where i am more sorry about canadas government than my own

    I just fly where i want to. Government doesnt judge as long as it doesnt need petrol 😉 my drone flies "green" so its fine *cough* 😉

  36. xzsdfvdfbv on May 3, 2022 at 7:08 pm

    Just like driving a car. Actually knowing how a "merge" works, and how a traffic circle works, and what the rules are around a four way stop – these thing don’t detract from my enjoyment of driving. The Canadian Government did NOT just kill the drone hobby for recreational flyers. What they’ve done, is remove idiots from the mix. Learn the material, write the exams (you’ll probably need to pass the much more difficult "advanced" exam to fly your drone anywhere useful), and then you’re good to go. And because you actually have a clue now, you can feel better about what you’re doing, and about the public’s reaction to it.

  37. Samai Pata on May 3, 2022 at 7:10 pm

    Welcome to Transport CANADA rules and regulations! How many rules do we Pilots have to deal with, how much reading do we have to do and how much do we need to spend for that?!
    The problem with drones is privacy and liability! Maybe we need to shine a light on the liability issue which is just as important to a drone pilot as to a potential victim!
    Drone flying is a new thing, things will have to evolve! And the technology of drones will evolve too and increase safety in favour for drone enthusiasts. As a matter of fact I consider buying one myself.
    What I would criticize myself first is, the lack of a study guide! However I think the test is hard for good reason! A drone pilot needs to be just as dedicated to safe operation as we Pilots are, because a drone is an aircraft! And as an aircraft pilot I think a drone should be equipped by law with a high density strobe light!

  38. Grant Edlin on May 3, 2022 at 7:10 pm

    In New Zealand our rules are considerably less restrictive. Four kilometers from airports (within 4km if shielded). All centered around safety with strong emphasis on the pilot taking responsibility for his aircraft’s position. No out of sight flying allowed. BUT.. If a pilot is fully trained and the appropriate applications are approved, anything will receive considerable by the authorities. Fly where the Kiwi can’t. Grant

  39. mike louis on May 3, 2022 at 7:14 pm

    Captain 8:43 what video is that please send link thanks!

  40. Daddywithahobby on May 3, 2022 at 7:15 pm

    Should maybe update this. Rules have changed I believe.

  41. Voice of Nowruz on May 3, 2022 at 7:17 pm

    can I pilot my drone form my balcony if I live in a high-rise building?! many thanks

  42. Michael H on May 3, 2022 at 7:18 pm

    If a plane is flying at only 300ft, the least of its concern is my little drone…..

  43. Paul Carr on May 3, 2022 at 7:18 pm

    still think it is to hard to fly in a city setting can’t fly in a park with a lot of land which is the best place to fly a drone if not busy but is around so many houses but no trees to crash into.

  44. SmalltimR on May 3, 2022 at 7:19 pm

    The real question is; white balance or Colloidal Silver abuse?

  45. Chad Gilmore on May 3, 2022 at 7:19 pm

    Hey Cap It’s 5.5 Kilometres in Australia

  46. Sponge bob on May 3, 2022 at 7:19 pm

    Meanwhile back in Trudeau’s secret blackface lair!

  47. Fanny Mark on May 3, 2022 at 7:19 pm

    Untrue facts to this video. You can fly a drone at night long as it is. Equipped with position lights. This is clearly stated in your drone pilot certificate!

  48. mike louis on May 3, 2022 at 7:20 pm

    Your changing camera in this video right?

    *no one elese noticed*

  49. Fred Hawthorne on May 3, 2022 at 7:22 pm

    The regulations discussed here are out of date and mainly no longer effective.

  50. Lavanya Lakshminarayanan on May 3, 2022 at 7:23 pm


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