New Canadian BVLOS Drone Regulations from Transport Canada…Feedback Required!

Transport Canada recently published a set of proposed regulations covering Beyond Visual Line of Sight (BVLOS) drone operations, expanded regulations for VLOS flights, and other elements including Remote ID and further clarification for sub-250g drones.
FEEDBACK to TRANSPORT CANADA is required by JUNE 22, 2020 to this email address: TC.RPASRegulations-ReglementsSATP.TC@tc.gc.ca

Links to the two documents discussed in this video:
Notice of Proposed Amendment: Remotely Piloted Aircraft Systems Lower-Risk Beyond Visual Line-of Sight
https://wwwapps.tc.gc.ca/Saf-Sec-Sur/2/NPA-APM/actr.aspx?id=78&aType=1&lang=eng

AC-903-001-RPAS Operational Risk Assessment:
https://www.unmannedsystems.ca/wp-content/uploads/2019/07/DRAFT-AC-903-001-RPAS-Operational-Risk-Assessment.pdf

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45 Comments

  1. CrashBandits on December 5, 2020 at 9:35 pm

    Thank you for the info Don. I wouldn’t have known they’d published these otherwise.

  2. cai rong on December 5, 2020 at 9:35 pm

    Just passed small basic exam after watching your videos yesterday and today. I was so excited and forgot seeing result/score. Can I see the score After?

  3. D. Bruce Day on December 5, 2020 at 9:35 pm

    Don, Thks for another great video. You have done such an outstanding job my only comment is I wish you would eliminate the background music. It is distracting and takes away from your otherwise great comments.

  4. Hunter Mabee on December 5, 2020 at 9:36 pm

    So what does this mean for my flying my sub 250g FPV drone. Can i still legally where are the simple guidelines on it? Thanks Don.

  5. ORGANIZED CoNfUsioN Drones on December 5, 2020 at 9:38 pm

    Once again another shot taken at our hobby.

  6. Golden Mile on December 5, 2020 at 9:40 pm

    buried document hehe

  7. Omar Bedair on December 5, 2020 at 9:50 pm

    Thank you Don. Another great and well appreciated value added to the community.

  8. Steve Arnold on December 5, 2020 at 9:50 pm

    Thanks Don – I for one wanted to voice some thoughts and submitted. Geez the ORA document is a pig to read. They really could have distilled that down to something much more manageable.

  9. Robert Arnott on December 5, 2020 at 9:50 pm

    Don, thank you for all the work you put into keeping us all up to date. Without you it would be tough to decipher all the information. Thx.

  10. Parkway Production on December 5, 2020 at 9:51 pm

    Detect, Alert & Avoid system was in my questionary today for the advanced certificate, I failed by 10% and missed 4 questions. However, this is related to safety systems on Drones, Radar, sensors, cameras,…etc…

  11. Josh Chapman on December 5, 2020 at 9:52 pm

    Appreciate the heads-up!

  12. kielypl9 on December 5, 2020 at 9:54 pm

    Hello, this is some very cool footage. Thanks for sharing.👍😃😉

  13. OnAir Canada on December 5, 2020 at 9:54 pm

    Thank you Don. I really appreciated your time. I agreed with you.

  14. Pinetree Line Productions on December 5, 2020 at 9:56 pm

    Thanks for deciphering this for us Don. Hard to believe our government would ‘hide’ a document 😂. Thanks brother!

  15. Eric Becker on December 5, 2020 at 9:59 pm

    Hey Don, is there anything recent on this topic?

  16. FreefallFPV on December 5, 2020 at 10:00 pm

    What can we do to help with this BS?

  17. yuyo57 on December 5, 2020 at 10:01 pm

    I got confused just reading the first paragraph. I registered a Mavic air today and still confuse on this one. Near people, within 100 ft (30 m) to 16.4 ft (5 m). If you could Explain this one?

  18. Barkley Bauer on December 5, 2020 at 10:02 pm

    Hi Don, great information. Appreciate your efforts. Just a thought. The background music makes it hard to listen over.

  19. einstein tango on December 5, 2020 at 10:06 pm

    Important catch! Thank you very much, Don. We need you.

  20. Lowellton on December 5, 2020 at 10:07 pm

    Thanks for the info.

  21. Westlake on December 5, 2020 at 10:10 pm

    Thanks again Don for bringing awareness of any upcoming/proposed TC regulations for our hobby here in Canada. Always enjoy the wealth of important information and clarity you provide to all of us! Hope to get out and spin the props soon!

  22. FirstSurvivor on December 5, 2020 at 10:11 pm

    18:36 email address that’s in the description below isn’t there. But it’s on page 4 of the document.

  23. Ali Zandi on December 5, 2020 at 10:11 pm

    Thank you for the info, they should honestly ease the restrictions for basic drone pilots as 99.99% of the drones used are smart enough with all the sensors not to get anyone in trouble. Plus bringing such restrictions and expanding it even further kills the whole industry and we as hobbyists/consumers will suffer the most!

  24. Mechanic and skills on December 5, 2020 at 10:12 pm

    just fly your drone inside the box it came in

  25. SAIRS on December 5, 2020 at 10:13 pm

    Wow. Well researched. Well thought out and very well presented! Are there any updates on this? Any idea if any SFOC’s categorized as "Localized BVLOS" have been issued?

  26. CeCe Wang on December 5, 2020 at 10:14 pm

    So much information Don. Thank you for bringing this to light. I will watch again to make sure I didn’t miss anything.

  27. J Scott Ellis on December 5, 2020 at 10:15 pm

    Excellent information Don !! Thank you so much. I will definitely be adding my input on the Sub 250gr topic.

  28. timelesstruths on December 5, 2020 at 10:16 pm

    Watch it twice so far, your efforts much appreciated.

  29. Daniel Mark LeBlanc on December 5, 2020 at 10:17 pm

    Fabulous information as usual. Thanks a Billion Don for breaking down this document and for sharing your findings with us. Your certainly a pillar and a ambassador for all drone pilots in Canada. Keep up the great work and we salute you for your leadership and devotion towards this new hobby and discipline.

  30. Aerial imaging net on December 5, 2020 at 10:19 pm

    thanks great translation as i will call it lol we need to share this and hopefully people will share a lot of input

  31. AthenaFPV on December 5, 2020 at 10:20 pm

    Thanks for sharing Don. In all honesty I’m just not gonna pay for a license anymore… if they’re just gonna keep bringing more regulations so we can’t enjoy our hobby anymore what’s the point ? I don’t really want my money paying towards more and more regulation that’s gonna make it impossible to fly I just want to enjoy my hobby in peace god

  32. Dave Stredulinsky on December 5, 2020 at 10:20 pm

    Thank you for sharing this with us Don. I would unlikely have seen it otherwise. It will be interesting to see what happens re the sub-250g drones. Have a good weekend my friend.

  33. RotorWash UAV on December 5, 2020 at 10:21 pm

    Thanks for heads up on this Don!

  34. RICK HALBUR on December 5, 2020 at 10:22 pm

    Thanks Don very well done my friend i wish there was someone like you in the US the closest is 51 drones i think on the rules. i Keep up with the new stuff the best I can. I do 3 difference course’s every 2 years to keep up with all the new rules and pass the 107 Test here, Thanks Again Don stay safe buddy

  35. Andy Fyon on December 5, 2020 at 10:22 pm

    Txs for the oversight.

  36. Carey Robson on December 5, 2020 at 10:23 pm

    Thank your for producing this informative summary. My main concern is in the area of recency flight reviews. I think the question has to be asked; do the current flight reviews accomplish anything that the online exam does not. Are one or two year "re certifications" necessary or make work projects? I ask these questions based on two things:
    A local large company offers flight reviews for $100, but you must first complete their $200 one hour video course and
    a formerly regular contributor to one of the online messaging boards that signed themselves as a "Canadian flight reviewer" just plain didn’t know the law.
    I also note that the proposals relieve Transport Canada of all responsibility. something is amiss.

  37. Salvatore Vinciguerra on December 5, 2020 at 10:23 pm

    Fantastic drone information. Have a great day Don!

  38. Al Bowman on December 5, 2020 at 10:24 pm

    Drone law amendments ? It all seems a bit ridiculous to me. Don I think you are a great guy and respect you but wow there are actually people spending tax payer/my money on TRYING to control what people do with their toys? I’m curious what the compliance rate is now. Anyway stay safe and healthy and don’t get to caught up in that web we call government bureaucrazy.

  39. Matt Hoffman on December 5, 2020 at 10:28 pm

    Great rundown Don. Would be interested in knowing what type of feedback you yourself would be sending. I’m most concerned with the sub 250 rules changing but not sure I would provide feedback to TC on that yet.

  40. Kyler Jones on December 5, 2020 at 10:29 pm

    Couldn’t a "Detect, alert and avoid" system also be something like what my done has: DJI Airsense using ADS-B? I.e., maybe the alert part is just alerting the drone pilot which this feature does. The detect is already in there as well obviously and the avoid would just be a software update to ensure the drone can’t come within a certain distance of the manned aircraft (maybe it already does that – I’ve never played with it). I think that’s entirely possible.

  41. Shawn Wyrozub on December 5, 2020 at 10:30 pm

    thanks for sharing this. I wish Transport Canada would have shared it with us. Like you said, they have our email addresses……should be a good read. I wonder just how much they will listen to our feedback.

  42. Lenny Kay on December 5, 2020 at 10:31 pm

    Wow, nice work   my friend 😎👍🎬📹 Keep it up and stay safe 😷🤟🏻 Fly safe

  43. Carlos Amat on December 5, 2020 at 10:32 pm

    you are helping… a lot! thank you

  44. Jeremy of New Scotland on December 5, 2020 at 10:33 pm

    Thanks for sharing Don. There’s allot of information to consider, lots of ambiguity unfortunately. I was hoping for clarification on fpv and racing drones for bvlos. Since they’re flown in a completely different manor and very rarely entering airspace above the tree line. Thanks for sharing 👍🏻🇨🇦

  45. Brant Aerials on December 5, 2020 at 10:33 pm

    I read through this yesterday and you’ve made more sense of it than I could. Thanks for that. Did I also read that they are reconsidering the 400′ AGL ceiling for recreational flights?

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