In this video, I analyze the current Canadian drone (RPAS) regulations on a scale of ‘good’ to ‘dumb’, and make specific recommendations for improvement.
Please send your opinions on what YOU think needs to be changed to the head of the Transport Canada RPAS task force, Ryan.Coates@tc.gc.ca and/or the Minister of Transport, the Honourable Omar Alghabra (Omar.Alghabra@parl.gc.ca) and/or your member of parliament.
Key recommendations I make:
– Eliminate regulations that should be exclusively for manned aircraft. The alcohol and cannabis timelines are the best example. Just align these with driving prohibitions.
– Eliminate regulations that should be downgraded to useful guidelines…things like the use of checklists and procedures. These are good things to do, but should not be laws.
– Eliminate the advertised events rule. This would be better served by NOTAM-based temporary flight restrictions.
– Introduce a Situational Awareness rule to replace a myriad of overly restrictive rules like those related to FPV devices, visual line of sight, site surveys, and weather conditions.
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