HOW to LEGALLY FLY A DRONE – Canada Drone Laws 2021

HOW to LEGALLY FLY A DRONE – Canada Drone Laws 2021

Welcome back to my channel guys. In today’s video, I address HOW to LEGALLY FLY A DRONE

In 2019 the laws in Canada made it close to impossible to fly a drone legally without a license. In today’s video, I’ll be going over the 5 steps required to become a fully certified advanced drone operator in Canada in 2021.

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It is a bit of a process I won’t downplay that, however, being a fully certified pilot gives you a lot of peace of mind on top of much more freedom to fly while still following the rules and regulations provided by Transport Canada.

Below are some of the links I used to study for my basic and advanced exams:

AIM DOC (This pretty much has all the info you need, its a huge document. I would also highly suggest using google and other resources for your studying in addition to using the AIM document)

https://tc.canada.ca/sites/default/files/2020-10/AIM-2020-2_ACCESS_E.pdf

Hope you guys found this video helpful!

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39 Comments

  1. ed sudeikis on May 2, 2022 at 6:24 pm

    Nice video. Please note that all you say only applies to drones 250 g or more according to TC regulations. So if you have a Dji Mini 2 which is less than 250 g there is no need to register, no lic required, just fly safely. These ‘toy drones’ can be flown without registration. Just don’t do anything stupid and stay away from people. There are local restrictions though like here in GTA you cannot fly in a city park.

  2. NM on May 2, 2022 at 6:28 pm

    I have a question, I live in Canada and have mavic mini meaning that it’s under 250 grams. Do I still need a licence?

  3. AndyVampir Vờ lóc ở Canada on May 2, 2022 at 6:29 pm

    Wait. If you just fly for fun, you just need to resister your drone only. You don’t have to get a drone license

  4. Francisco Vanluffelen on May 2, 2022 at 6:29 pm

    Hey! Nice video I love it and the editing it’s really helpful ( I’m from Belgium )
    Do you know that someone outside of Canada is eligible to do it as I’m moving to Toronto for my psychology studies next month! Subscribed btw!

  5. Brian Hitchcock on May 2, 2022 at 6:32 pm

    I got mine in march too. I had some basic knowledge as I was a dock attendant with floatplanes for a couple years but still failed the exam a couple times. Even my commercial pilot friends found it very challenging when they took it.

  6. John Benjamin on May 2, 2022 at 6:33 pm

    Quick question, I travel to Toronto that week, I have a Mavic mini, do you know if I can go with it to Canada and fly it as recreation?

  7. Mark Tang on May 2, 2022 at 6:37 pm

    You don’t need to do the basic first before doing the advance. You can just do the advance exam if you are confident enough

  8. Canada DroneXPLORE on May 2, 2022 at 6:38 pm

    Thanks for this video! This is really helpful. You inspired me more to be more creative with my drone vlogs. God bless 👍👍👏🏻👏🏻

  9. Perry Pelican on May 2, 2022 at 6:38 pm

    I am in canada and recently bought a mini 2. I have prop guards to use indoors to learn and get some muscle memory for the controls. I also have legs to keep it higher when it lands. The legs alone don’t take the weight over the 250 gram limit. I am wondering how a drone cop would check the weight. Do you know anyone who was weight checked? If they actually weigh it then we can’t get away with any extra addons. But I am hoping they check from the internet to find out the weight, in which case I will not get fined for a few extra grams for something like a gimbal/camera protector or even prop guards.
    About manned aircraft. Drones should give off a signal easy to monitor so any aircraft could know if a drone was in the vicinity. I guess if the drone has gps then it could continuously send a signal of its position. Very Easy to do.

  10. Quincy Carter on May 2, 2022 at 6:41 pm

    Great video – I plan to get a drone just waiting for the newest one. Is it worth doing the advance test without having a drone yet.

  11. David Headley on May 2, 2022 at 6:45 pm

    If your not from Canada how does it work out then

  12. palladini971 on May 2, 2022 at 6:46 pm

    What does the basic Licence allow you to do with your drone?

  13. Harley Upton on May 2, 2022 at 6:47 pm

    Hello,
    I have a Mavic 2 Dual Enterprise, I have it in the box still. I am wanting to learn the basics of drone flying. Can I just get a Basic certification to fly for recreationally purposes?

  14. Drone Skyship 🇨🇦 on May 2, 2022 at 6:49 pm

    This is a great video! Well explained!

  15. Francis Marcoux on May 2, 2022 at 6:49 pm

    I hope you fly better then you video

  16. Steve Josrph on May 2, 2022 at 6:50 pm

    watching your video made me DIZZY

  17. Nameless on May 2, 2022 at 6:50 pm

    Red tape making so much more enjoyable 🙄

  18. Victor P on May 2, 2022 at 6:50 pm

    Regulations usually Are *based on DATA* ..what freaking Data are these INSANE PEOPLE WHO PUT IT IN PLACE HAVE OPERATED FROM?!?!!!
    They want people to register their small video cameras with the Gouv.? I am starting to slowly dislike my own Canadian Gouverment… this is something that I’m Ashamed for. There ARE some situations when you shouldn’t be able to fly your drones in OR "have a lisence for" which are "FLYING IN THE CONTROLLED AIR SPACE" but Literally *NOWHERE ELSE!!*
    Everything Else.. is simply Attack on peoples Freedoms in my personnel opinion

  19. 0623kaboom on May 2, 2022 at 6:53 pm

    pretty much very other activity governed by Transport Canada has a maximum speed allowed for things … have you come across a speed limit for drone and RC controlled aircraft for Canada and or Ontario …

  20. Diana J on May 2, 2022 at 6:54 pm

    Does all exams are required and need to be passed to fly my drone a bit more freely fly from Canada?? If I pass only one which is basic operation, does not going to help to fly freely?

  21. Brad Zimmer on May 2, 2022 at 6:55 pm

    Being Canadian, this isnt even about safety. Its just a huge cash grab. I understand their are many irresponsible drone users, but this country has way too many rules. Sticking with my mini se.

  22. Northcoast Drone on May 2, 2022 at 6:56 pm

    Great video thanks for posting. A small point of interest you can go straight into the advanced RPAS without first getting your basic license if you should so wish. That being said I did start with my basic. only because i failed the advanced first.

  23. NorthVan Larry on May 2, 2022 at 6:58 pm

    Thanks for this video, which is exactly what I’m looking for.

  24. Gorilla on May 2, 2022 at 6:59 pm

    What happens if your under 14? Just got a drone and I can’t register it cause I’m under 14. Do I get my parents to register it for me?
    Thanks.

  25. Downsizing Makes Cents on May 2, 2022 at 7:00 pm

    I’m taking my 107 test in Florida this week, but I’m headed to Canada this summer, I want to fly my air 2 while in NS. I am a dual can/USA citizen but can’t get a log on for Canada because I don’t have a Canadian bank account to get a log on with the Canadian government. Any ideas? Larry

  26. Phil Nunes on May 2, 2022 at 7:03 pm

    Thank you for the info.

  27. Kai Andrews on May 2, 2022 at 7:05 pm

    just say no. way to go canada – making criminals out of honest people.

  28. YNV Chelvin on May 2, 2022 at 7:06 pm

    So a pain F canada

  29. North Island Now! on May 2, 2022 at 7:06 pm

    Do you have to do this annually?

  30. Jus Phone on May 2, 2022 at 7:08 pm

    Where can you fly a drone under 250 gram?

  31. Jorg Schlagheck on May 2, 2022 at 7:09 pm

    Good video. thanks for posting. i lost my first drone without even knowing it had to be registered and I needed a license. I took the basic exam, passed and got another budget drone. It was challenging to find places to fly in Edmonton. Now I have a Mini 2 and so for I’m very happy. I’ll get the advanced license eventually, but my drone footage will mostly revolve around bicycle tours and the Mini is ideal for that because of its size. Subscribed to your channel to keep updated.

  32. DRONING WITH JAMIE on May 2, 2022 at 7:10 pm

    I got my basic license working on my advance I own mavic pro I diffently want my advance I use transport Canada Map drone poilt Canada

  33. solstice666 on May 2, 2022 at 7:15 pm

    The flight review seems to be a cash cow only! How long is the actual review?

  34. clutchitup 856 on May 2, 2022 at 7:17 pm

    Sounds like a bunch of bullshit questions to deter people from even getting into this hobby

  35. Francis Marcoux on May 2, 2022 at 7:18 pm

    How many oeople have actually been fined when just flying in a field awsy from firbiden places

  36. Bruno Mondragon on May 2, 2022 at 7:20 pm

    Can I use the mini (249g) to do business without license and registration?

  37. William Gilson on May 2, 2022 at 7:21 pm

    Just so you know you can fly with a Rec License in the USA you need to register your drone and pass the TRUST exam 5 $ to register Trust is free but there is a fine line for part 107 if you make any money with your drone that is a commercial use and you need your part 107 certificate

  38. MentalGains on May 2, 2022 at 7:22 pm

    lol Dude accidentally filmed the blair witch project 4 while making this tutorial

  39. longingbydesign on May 2, 2022 at 7:23 pm

    So what is a person supposed to do that plans to travel to Canada for a week to take some epic footage? Pick a different country, I guess.

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