Canadian drone rules 2019 (the things you don't know but should)

Did you know it’s against the rules to accidentally crash your drone or RC plane, or to run out of fuel/battery when flying under the 2019 Canadian Drone regulations as published by Transport Canada? These relatively unknown elements of the new rules (and more) are explained in this video which is essential watching for anyone flying an RPAS in Canda after June 1st, 2019.

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50 Comments

  1. Nuttster2 on May 9, 2021 at 2:21 am

    What’s the world coming too…

  2. N1GH7.m4re on May 9, 2021 at 2:21 am

    These rules are worse than firearm ones. I blame the Liberals.

  3. Gordon Armstrong on May 9, 2021 at 2:22 am

    The new Mavic mini is under 250 g. That is good news for us who don’t want all the red tape.

  4. Jason The Drone Guy on May 9, 2021 at 2:23 am

    There has got to be more than just me and the other person in Canada. I love your video’s. Please keep it up! Thank you 🙂 From Canada Ha 😉 lol

    HAPPY CANADA DAY!!!

  5. KwadKen on May 9, 2021 at 2:23 am

    does this apply to USA fpv pilot? what if i bring my quad to Canuke and rip ?

  6. Gladius on May 9, 2021 at 2:24 am

    This is the new Canada under Justin Trudeau… nuts.

  7. blastman8888 on May 9, 2021 at 2:27 am

    Only a matter of time before they require medical and repair certification we all know how long the APOA in America has been fighting the FAA over medical certifications. You go to dinner have one 12 oz glass of beer can’t fly for 12 hours but you can drive a car home from the restaurant. I don’t expect the FAA to go to such extreme, but one never knows with government agency who has to turn out new regulations each year to justify increase in their budgets.

  8. Jay welz on May 9, 2021 at 2:28 am

    Anyone want to buy a Phantom 3? I am F***ing pissed about this…

  9. Ty Olson - Cobalt, Ontario adventures! on May 9, 2021 at 2:30 am

    Hey, I’m one of the 2! Haha

  10. E F on May 9, 2021 at 2:31 am

    I’m a commercial pilot and these drones will not crash a jet they will just brake apart in tiny little pieces these rules are ridiculous for these toys

  11. Slava Savitskiy on May 9, 2021 at 2:31 am

    we complain about the too strict laws and then TeamBlackSheep comes and does this https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PCyrJTmUpNQ

  12. Steve Arnold on May 9, 2021 at 2:31 am

    These regulations were obviously assembled as the "first kick at the can" by someone who wasn’t qualified, or was short on time, since many of the points are an embarrassment due to lack of relevance. Police won’t be enforcing this unless called by Transport Canada (or unless they receive a complaint that someone is operating in an unsafe manner) because they simply won’t be versed in it. Discretion is the better part of valour, and being polite, flying safely and having "all required documentation" on site would help to demonstrate due diligence and defuse any impression that you don’t know the rules. The bottom line is, this gives authorities some legislation and teeth to actually charge you IF you’re flying a drone dangerously, irresponsibly, in a restricted area, or in a manner that causes a nuisance.

  13. Greg Plaka on May 9, 2021 at 2:31 am

    I never never crash or change Propellers, I wonder if I have to log when you charge the battery?

  14. Piotr T Myszkowski on May 9, 2021 at 2:32 am

    Great video! Thanks.

    I fly sub 250, but I scored 82% and got my basic RPAS license.

    I can honestly say that it was easier to get my driver’s license.

    #happyflying ✌️🤙🖖

  15. Malynn Tait on May 9, 2021 at 2:32 am

    What if you’re an overseas visitor – do you have to register your drone in Canada + keep the log?

  16. Peter James on May 9, 2021 at 2:32 am

    They need to change it to 1kg and higher

  17. Your Father’s Moustache on May 9, 2021 at 2:33 am

    Great information that not everyone knows. Don Joyce of DonDronesOn has created an awesome app that is worth downloading. That app manages all the items you have covered and more. It includes several checklists, flight maps with restricted flight zones, upload your registrations and the names of your crew and devices you fly. Well worth every penny to purchase.

  18. Robert Tilden on May 9, 2021 at 2:35 am

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wDZAGJh8N-M Why not add transponders to RC planes and "Drones".

  19. edstar83 on May 9, 2021 at 2:37 am

    The rules are ridiculous!!! It’s like they’re trying to make it stupidly difficult, and annoyingly inconvenient, hoping people will just not bother with the hobby altogether, surrendering the airspace to commercial interests google and amazon.

    Well they can kiss my arse. From Australia.

  20. Darren Miller on May 9, 2021 at 2:38 am

    First they came for the law abiding gun owners. Did you drone folk keep voting Liberal anyway? If so you have this coming.

  21. BART on May 9, 2021 at 2:39 am

    Please kick the Liberals out of office!!! They’ve done nothing good!!

  22. Antonio Vidal on May 9, 2021 at 2:40 am

    These guys are insane! Canada please change these insane rules!

  23. Peter Worsley on May 9, 2021 at 2:42 am

    In those rules I noticed it referred to "remotely piloted aircraft" – I usually fly Parrot and Disco drones on automated flight plans – therefore not "remotely piloted" (they are flying autonomously) Does this means these rules do not apply?

  24. Stealth Warrior on May 9, 2021 at 2:42 am

    Ah, thought I’d lost you, Bruce! Not that I didn’t enjoy the recent serene and beautiful drone videos you did with your drone dancing with angels in the clouds above your RC field and Autumn in the Park — just super! Just back from Southern Utah canyon lands here in the states where, sadly, drones (quad cameras) are not allowed in either Nat’l or State Parks. Ho-hum, I detest these bureaucratic "total bans". Well wishes my friend. So enjoy your informative commentaries!

  25. Jon Paul Kersey on May 9, 2021 at 2:43 am

    Absolutely love your content! Ten thumbs up!

  26. MikecamRC Plus on May 9, 2021 at 2:43 am

    Hey Bruce you still crashing shit into old towers getting your local clubs banned from flying. Keep up the great job asshole.

  27. Bricktown on May 9, 2021 at 2:47 am

    I passed the exam and registered my drone but I am not keeping a record of all my flights 😅😂

  28. M Scion on May 9, 2021 at 2:48 am

    The only reason for all this overegislation is to control freedoms and commercialise all airspace. Totally over the top regulations and laws for what has been a very safe and enjoyable hobby to date, even with the few idiots "apparently" flying where they shouldn’t. It’s funny really but cars are infintely more dangerous and badly used on a daily basis but not really being policed so why all the controversy over something that has yet to really make a scratch???? Very sickening!!!!

  29. GUTOM on May 9, 2021 at 2:51 am

    Hi, if you fly the drone LOW like 6- 10 ft do you still need to go through Transport Canada? Mavic Pro.

  30. David Gardiner on May 9, 2021 at 2:52 am

    I was going to pull out my trusty old RC helicopter from the closet… in retrospect it’s going to stay in the closet -_-.

  31. Zebra Pot on May 9, 2021 at 2:52 am

    And there’s more!….

    UK Drone Registration 2019

    https://youtu.be/_BgsydV28Uo

  32. James Jacocks on May 9, 2021 at 2:53 am

    Well I guess we can expect a mass immigration of Canadian RC flyers; talk about brain drain! This is going to be deleterious for future aviation development. This was an entirely unnecessary aberration brought about by a media frenzy.

  33. Greg Plaka on May 9, 2021 at 2:53 am

    How many flying Birds will they Kill?

  34. certified30 on May 9, 2021 at 2:55 am

    transport Canada = a bunch of lunatics, i have a great idea people, STOP VOTING LIBERALS, these are nothing but a bunch of communists who want to control every aspect of your life.

  35. COMMiT FPV on May 9, 2021 at 2:55 am

    Can anyone in the know comment on the new EU rules? Given the restriction of 19 m/s now specified, what does it mean for racing and acro drones? Are we in practice banned outside of RC clubs from june 2020? Ref.: https://www.easa.europa.eu/newsroom-and-events/news/eu-wide-rules-drones-published

  36. Greg Plaka on May 9, 2021 at 2:59 am

    Dam Drones problem is the owners. Is there a RC DRONE squad ? Are there cars marked RC DRONE Police? I will take that Job. Where do I apply?

  37. Mark Legg on May 9, 2021 at 3:00 am

    Just make it up….who’s going to check?

  38. Brian Percival on May 9, 2021 at 3:00 am

    In Niagara Region and Drone rules to this extent is lunacy. The hobby is taking a hit and hard, people are quitting. It is not worth the financial fees and registrations and log books and maintenance books on a toy at a remote factory parking lot on a Sunday afternoon a few times a year. This is a cash grab and I say STUFF IT!

  39. Ross N on May 9, 2021 at 3:00 am

    Such stupidity. Those logs are only needed if you’re applying for your commercial license? Furthermore when you go to get your hobby licence theres almost no questions on flying a drone. The asshole who came up with the questions is an idiot. Why in the world do you need to know topography, weather or air traffic control? What a F’n jackass! I can’t be within 5.5kms of an Airport I believe so why would I need any knowledge of air traffic control, plus it’s not like I can communicate with air traffic control and yet there are questions about this on your testing?? Somebody with a little more intelligence needs to rewrite this Exam and ask questions that are relevant to “drones”.

  40. Turbomar on May 9, 2021 at 3:05 am

    You sir have too much time on your hands considering you aren’t even a Canadian. You are only looking at worst case scenarios when we should mainly focus on the spirit of the law. I see you like to make humor out of laws that don’t really make sense when applied to drones lol

  41. Canadian Drone Hub on May 9, 2021 at 3:07 am

    They are trying to get everyone to give up the hobby . Thank’s again for the info .

  42. Brett kri on May 9, 2021 at 3:09 am

    Later next year we are going to holiday in Canada and Alaska and I was thinking for taking my drone to get video of things you cannot see from ground level, unless of course, you go on a walking tour. Can’t fly in Canada, imagine how many photographers there are in one year who are tourists and want to get some great shots out in the wilderness, cause that’s where we are going, and now will cancel their trip, like we are thinking of doing, and I love Canada. we have friends there. What a stupid thing to do Transport. What loss of revenue, you should be encouraging photographers, not chasing us away. I would love to know the rational behind this. Hay Transport, why don’t you post the rational on the net. Oh one thing you have missed, why don’t you have every drone fitted with a transponder? That wold be the icing on the cake.

  43. Planes Strains and Automobiles on May 9, 2021 at 3:09 am

    My new channel is gonna be CriminalFPV 😉

  44. Tagger12496 on May 9, 2021 at 3:12 am

    aaaand this is why I flew in the backcountry away from people and civilization for miles. nobody to bother you. make your own rules as long as you are safe and use common sense when operating.

  45. gaptoofgranny on May 9, 2021 at 3:14 am

    Parkflyers just died on june 1st.

  46. Steven Campbell on May 9, 2021 at 3:14 am

    You get what you vote for.

  47. Dave Day on May 9, 2021 at 3:15 am

    Those flying superheros are a pain – they should be registered.

  48. Anthony Porreca FPVRC on May 9, 2021 at 3:15 am

    That’s the funniest shit I’ve ever heard of in my life. Theres a gazillion federal laws that are basicly not enforced. This will definatly be one of them

  49. Jay welz on May 9, 2021 at 3:18 am

    Surely the good men and women of the Police forces in Canada didn’t sign up to enforce bullshit laws like this. Did I mention I am pissed about this…

  50. SmalltimR on May 9, 2021 at 3:19 am

    I wrote the small license without studying or review and passed – most of the questions had absolutely nothing to do with RC’ing and were clearly written to confuse people.
    At any rate, the test turned out to be one of the stupidest things I have ever seen – utter nonsense. Most anyone who’s flown RC could come-up with 35 rational questions but not these guys

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