New Canada Drone Laws For Recreational Flyers Today 2017 – Reactions And Comments

New Canada Drone Laws For Recreational Flyers Today 2017 – Reactions And Comments

There was big news today in Canada for recreation drone flyers as the following rules and law go into effect today which almost makes it impossible to fly for fun. Almost like Canada is forcing all drone flyers to be commercial operators.

Main points:
New rules announced today by Transportation Minister Marc Garneau.

Effective immediately recreational users will face a fine of up to $3,000 if drones weighing more than 250 grams are caught flying:

– Higher than 90 metres.
-Within 75 metres of buildings, vehicles, vessels, animals or people.
-More than 500 metres away from the user.
-At night, in clouds or somewhere you can’t see it.
-Within nine kilometres of somewhere aircraft take off or land, or a forest fire.
-Without your name, address and phone number marked on the drone itself.
-Over forest fires, emergency response scenes or controlled airspace.

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  1. eli imperio on August 22, 2021 at 10:20 pm

    This liability insurance, I think if you take minimal risk, like flying over people with minimum 250 ft same as animal,building, then I think, you don’t need insurance, but if you want to exempt with all of this, then you should have insurance, just like car, we take insurance because this bound to accident and bigger accident than drone. If you dropped your drone from the sky for any reason, how much damage could it be? Worst than car?
    A car just breaking the law, by just crossing solid line and head on to incoming car, how much damage can occurred? Possible, someone can be killed.and yet the person can be charge reckless driving and minimal penalty. But for drone,you didn’t have the accident yet,but you’re caught flying in no zone fly, you could be charge and penalized $3,000.00? Wow that’s in sane. As if your drone can damage more than a car.

  2. Tim Song on August 22, 2021 at 10:22 pm

    Hey Alan, great to see someone else that flies the Mavic in Burnaby!! I’m also disappointed by the new laws

  3. Adonias Opazo on August 22, 2021 at 10:23 pm

    Ops!, This about of safety?. Now who have a chance to learn about this amazing dron matters? . , I like fly dron, and always take care and be responsible ,.this regulation is so drastic and … ridiculous. ,i never listen "fatalities" cause by a dron? . C’mon.
    This is part of a new business. .

  4. eli imperio on August 22, 2021 at 10:24 pm

    75 M, is that horizontal only? What about vertical?

  5. lasersbee on August 22, 2021 at 10:25 pm

    If you don’t agree with the new Canadian Drone Restrictions you can protest here….
    and here…

  6. Alan Yu on August 22, 2021 at 10:25 pm

    For people who have never seen the video on how people apparently felt about snowboarders in the the past you can see the video at . The comments and reactions remind me a lot about this drone situation.

  7. Eric T on August 22, 2021 at 10:25 pm

    Lets see the statistics! Where are all the injuries and property damage caused by drones? There is none that’s where!
    Transport Canada does not care about human life and safety they are liars.If they did they would Mandate Mandatory helmet laws in all motor vehicles. Helmets on cyclists reduce brain injury by 88 percent and would do the same for all motor vehicle occupants. They have another agenda.
    The incidence of acquired brain injury is far greater than multiple sclerosis, HIV/AIDS, spinal cord injuries and breast cancer combined. ✓ The impact of an acquired brain injury is widely felt – by the survivor, family, caregivers, their communities, and in fact the country as a whole. ✓ Survival rates have increased with advanced trauma services and improved treatment options. That’s a good thing. ✓ Research, preventative and support programs for those with acquired brain injury have not kept pace with those rates, however. And that’s not a good thing. ✓ The majority of cyclists who die each year die of brain injuries.1 ✓ Wearing a helmet while riding a bicycle can reduce the risk of brain injury by 88%.1 ✓ Brain injury affects a significant number of people each year and the numbers are reaching epidemic proportions.1 ✓ Approximately 1.5 million people in Canada are living with a brain injury. ✓ Statistics indicate that 100,000 Canadians will experience a brain injury each year. ✓ In Canada, the annual cost of ABI has been estimated at $3 billion, with $1 billion in Ontario alone.
    Motor Vehicle Accidents account for over half of all acquired brain injuries.
    Distracted driving is now responsible for more MVA accidents than drunk driving.
    Distracted driving is cited as a causal factor in 30 to 50 per cent of traffic collisions on Ontario.
    Head injuries cause immediate death in 25% of acute traumatic injuries. [9] Traumatic brain injury (TBI) results in more deaths than does trauma to other specific body regions. [10] Penetrating intracranial injuries have worse outcomes than closed head injuries. [11] Motor vehicle collisions (MVCs) are the most common cause of closed head injuries for teenagers and young adults. [12

  8. LowRanger on August 22, 2021 at 10:27 pm

    In keeping with the old saying, "it’s as good to appear to be doing something as to actually BE doing something (remember the long gun registry) the government has come up with a set of laws designed to placate a vocal few busybodies who view drones as a terror in the skies. A handful of these laws are practical, but most of them are not. If you are close to an aircraft at 9 KM and under the maximum height, the the aircraft has NO BUSINESS being at that altitude that far from an airport. The absurdity of these restrictions highlights the fact that these laws were made in panic mode by people with NO practical knowledge of the the reality of the hobby of flying quad copters, and the reality of their use. I pity the people tasked with trying to enforce this.

  9. eli imperio on August 22, 2021 at 10:28 pm

    Marking on your UAV, instead putting your name ,tel,address, I think its better to get the lic. Like in state. My drone has FAA number coz I go to USA to fly.

  10. Sylvain Menard on August 22, 2021 at 10:28 pm

    "Within 75 metres of buildings, vehicles, vessels, animals or people"……people…..if it includes yourself…..impossible???

  11. Sylvain Menard on August 22, 2021 at 10:32 pm

    I guess we will be seeing lots of Canadian farm fields shots…..basically the only area we can now fly……IF you can stay away from birds……the 75m rule doesn’t makes sense at all…..the rest is common sense….similar to the FAA in the US!!!

  12. losttourist on August 22, 2021 at 10:34 pm

    disappointed as well, kinda waiting for more crap to land in June.

  13. Aerial Max on August 22, 2021 at 10:40 pm

    Great video. Totally agree with your criticisms on everything. I mean, just when i get my drone, I suddently can’t fly it anywhere!!!! I am so sad and angry at the same time. I just mainly look at my drone now and think about how much money and time I would have to spend in order to fly it somewhere where i won’t get in any trouble…..Also how expensive the damn thing is!!! What can we do now to fix these stupid laws?

  14. R Van on August 22, 2021 at 10:40 pm

    Call your federal Member of Parliament and tell them these things. If everyone did that it would help.

  15. C. Av on August 22, 2021 at 10:40 pm

    Thosands killed on Canadian roads every year but scary little dones are what keep Transport Canada awake at night. Making new laws and pdf. with fancy hexagons.

  16. eli imperio on August 22, 2021 at 10:46 pm

    DJI is doing the right thing, my new mavic pro has a built in geo fencing, what it mean drone just fly or cross no drone zone.

  17. 360 Drone Services on August 22, 2021 at 10:49 pm

    So, if we all get together and augment some of these new "laws" with explanations of what we would like, do you think they would listen? I agree that we need some regulations, but a lot of this is overboard. And good point about the control model airplane usage compared to what rec drone flyers do. Our purpose mainly is for controlled footage from a different vantage point. You can’t do that flying like a maniac.

    Jesus Sully, good thing it was only a goose that took your plane down! Marc would be still trying to cope if it was my DJI Standard!

  18. Ear to the ground on August 22, 2021 at 10:49 pm

    Dji should have to refund people for selling us a high end product we can’t use

  19. darkdancerman on August 22, 2021 at 10:51 pm


  20. Yehudah Nayman on August 22, 2021 at 10:51 pm

    pleasesign the petition to change thesestupid new drone laws, everyone sould sign this

  21. Chris Foote on August 22, 2021 at 10:56 pm

    Here is a Facebook group for people who want to promote more reasonable rc flying laws

  22. gandalf13a on August 22, 2021 at 10:57 pm

    The most STUPID part is the ETC. What the hell does ETC mean? Just add whatever you want? 75 m away from trees? Flower beds? Shopping carts? Politicians? So no matter how you look at it, as soon as you fly, you will be in shit even before leaving the ground! I invite every drone fliers to contact their MLA or any member of their Parliament.

  23. Levelup Digital on August 22, 2021 at 10:57 pm

    now kids flying remote controlled toys will be called criminals … this is ridiculous , only in Canada

  24. eli imperio on August 22, 2021 at 11:03 pm

    What do I think? Stink, don’t make sense, up to $3,000.00? This BS. I’ve seen people break the law all the time, for example, driving along and you see it’s solid line,you know it’s dangerous to overtake, if you overtake and you could be head on to the other car or any vehicles.if you have an accident and you could be fine up to $300.00 for reckless driving.are you telling me flying drone is more dangerous than driving? Over speeding you fine according to your speed, but not $3,000.00. Unless you’re way over speed driving dangerously.
    But just flying drone illegally, $3.,000.00. Wow, must me this people are paranoid drone is automatically dangerous aircraft.
    I didn’t buy the drone so I could just fly dangerously.just want to take good pictures and video.
    About that 70M distance? That’s is impossible,away from any animals,people,and buildings. So where can you fly this thing,without breaking the law? First you have to deal flying from any private property,flying overhead way above 200 -300, shouldn’t be issue about their own privacy, it’s too high.perhaps if you’re are hoovering to some one else property for some time, maybe you’re up too something.but ifs you’re just passing by like a plane, where is the issue there?

  25. Scott Webb on August 22, 2021 at 11:04 pm

    Yo Yo Alan! Totally agree with you on this announcement. Brutal.
    I did a vlog on it too and referenced you + that vlog you did that included the snowboard clips. I also decided to have a laugh at it all by reading some comments from the general public. People are crazy today. LOL

    I need to do more thinking on this, but essentially this feels like it’s just a stage on a larger roadmap.
    I am still planning on Liability Insurance. I am not looking forward to learning how to write up an SFOC.

  26. on August 22, 2021 at 11:06 pm

    Just watched your great video. I totally agree with you about the 75 m away from people and animals. I have P4 and P4 Pro, so this means I can only fly inside my house (private property)?! Where can you fly 75 m without coming in contact with people and animals? What if the birds come in contact with the drone but you didn’t see them before? I think if the government applied this law to the ‘t’, we should all sell our drones because this is impossible to implement. Literally, you might as well not have a drone. I looked into the commercial licence and it is very expensive (more than your drone) and you have to apply 10 days in advance and write up at least 19 page of documents. In addition, you need insurance and state where you are going to fly. Worst of all, if you have a commercial licence you can’t do recreational flying?! Wow, that is just crazy. I really don’t get it. I think DJI and other drone companies should speak up. If they don’t, they will either get sued for selling drones that we can not legally fly or the sales of drone will drop dramatically. I am going to blog of this as well. I am going to post by the end of next week. So sad… Sipski

  27. on August 22, 2021 at 11:07 pm

    Hi Alan,

    I was so curious how far 75m distance is, I actually went outside and measure 75m distance. Here is the video that I made to show you guys how ridiculous these laws are:

  28. Deena Sauve on August 22, 2021 at 11:08 pm

    My bf is Dom Ratte FPV and we live in a very small town, already had troubles finding places to fly, luckily flew most before law went into effect. Still flying in bush, all we can do, have a lot of money invested in this hobby. We do not drink or party so this is what we do for fun. I believe my partner is the only one in our area flying a racing drone, there are a couple others whom fly for photography, so its really frustrating, as we have no voice with no FPV community… Has anyone started a petition, would love to put my name on it! This is devastating news, actually getting more props in mail soon..Lol
    There must be someone, somewhere in Canada whom can help us!
    If a judge can over- rule the president of the United States, there must be some hope for us!!!!!!!

  29. Captain Midnight on August 22, 2021 at 11:13 pm

    For most working class people that save enough money to buy a drone they are not going to be wreck less with it ! But the rich / drug dealers who some don’t give a shit make it bad for the tax payer who does not go to the bar or drink and drive! Just another tax grab wait and see ! So sick of this shit.

  30. CAPTAIN DRONE on August 22, 2021 at 11:15 pm

    Good video and points!

  31. KSmack Volleyball on August 22, 2021 at 11:16 pm

    Personally, I think people who own quadcopters are doing themselves a real disservice by referring to them as "DRONES".
    A "drone" is a $million dollar unmanned military aircraft that carries missiles and is used to kill people,. .
    To refer to what is basically a plastic toy as a "drone" is putting it on par with the military version.
    Politicians are totally using the term "drone" to scare the living crap out of people who don’t know what they are.
    So when your next door neighbor finds out you’ve been flying a drone next to his house, his immediate response is that its going to kill his kids.
    And for that reason alone, of course they want them all banned.

    If I owned one, I’d refer to it as a tiny remote controlled quatcopter, that in made of plastic and weighs a mere 3 lbs. It is basically, a sophisticated high tech toy.
    It is not a military death machine that politicians make it out to be.

  32. NEO on August 22, 2021 at 11:16 pm

    we need to sign petitions and pressure transport Canada that by restricting recreational drone flyers you have a negative affect .This way you are forcing most honest, law abiding drone flyers to break some of the rules and you achieve nothing. why 250G? why not the way it was before 1.5KG allowed. we all need to put pressure. Educating safe drone flying is the way, but this way just makes people break the rules. Allow people to have some fun. As technology gets better it gets safer to fly.

  33. KSmack Volleyball on August 22, 2021 at 11:17 pm

    When I saw this on the news I thought it was totally stupid.
    I have never owned a quadcopter but always dreamed of having one in the future.
    These crazy laws make buying a quadcopter useless.
    For me, I didn’t want a quadcopter for the sake of simply flying it, I wanted to use it as a camera platform. It is a great tool for capturing high angle shots of various events.
    In my opinion, this is another example of crazy politicians trying to enforce their will on the general public and control their every move.
    Like I said, I don’t even own a quadcopter, and these new laws bothers me.

  34. Piotr Szymaszek on August 22, 2021 at 11:17 pm

    transport canada can go f themselves

  35. jegsss on August 22, 2021 at 11:18 pm

    Sorry if this is a stupid question I’m about to ask but I wanted to know. I have never owned a drone but I am looking into buying a quadcopter (toy RC). My question is:

    Is this new law only for drones with cameras? Or is this all drones even without cameras?

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