Transport Canada’s View On Commercial Drone Use Laws Are Crazy For Social Media Videos

It’s mind boggling reading Transport Canada’s Twitter account where when it comes to posting drone related videos on like Youtube they sate “Posting on Youtube is considered commercial as it could lead to direct or indirect benefit”. What a mess the drone laws are here in Canada and so I decided to talk more about this particular quote today. Marc Garneau and the whole drone law making representatives need a wake up call.

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16 Comments

  1. gimmepowder on October 22, 2020 at 12:32 pm

    Those cracks in the ice looked really cool. I flew over Blaney Bog today but it actually just looks like an expanse of brown, at least at this time of year. Also did some tripod mode, close to the ground stealth flying through some trees in Golden Ears. Already quite a few people there, even with the trails full of debris. As far as the commercial designation goes there’s a difference between doing work for clients and publishing your own footage for nothing or peanuts. How do you apply for an SFOC for when the light is nice at X location if I happen to be there?

  2. HOBBY K. ENTERTAINMENT on October 22, 2020 at 12:35 pm

    Great videos, Love that comment !! cause you are correct people need to voice their opinion.

  3. Ashley Davidson on October 22, 2020 at 12:38 pm

    you do need a licence to paramotor in Canada… Not in the states tho… Was thinking about going that route but they get us every wich way…..

  4. Scott Webb on October 22, 2020 at 12:47 pm

    Oh you making me wanna vlog! I need to sit down with the camera! Great video Alan!

  5. Aerial Max on October 22, 2020 at 12:48 pm

    is there any hope on the horizon or possible change? I feel like getting rid of my drone now but who would actually buy it with these laws in place?

  6. Ashley Davidson on October 22, 2020 at 12:52 pm

    This is insain…. Love that comment cause you are correct!!!

  7. Ashley Davidson on October 22, 2020 at 12:56 pm

    Check out fly guy alberta. He explains the paramotor laws. And i cant find anthing about below 500FT. Fly Guy Alberta even states Above 500 feet requires a licence. But either way we should be allowed to fly our drones up to 500FT. Mostly because no other air crafe can be that low. Im so happy guys like you are bringing attention to this subject. Great pics from the Mavis btw. cheers

  8. Ashley Davidson on October 22, 2020 at 1:05 pm

    Great vlog man keep it going.!!!

  9. Max Tivey on October 22, 2020 at 1:11 pm

    Open mass defiance and a flat refusal to accept or pay any penalty is the way to go.

  10. TropicalEncounter on October 22, 2020 at 1:12 pm

    I don’t completely disagree with the posting of youtube content as being commercial although I do have one major issue with how they have decided to police it. The part that I disagree with is that it is a very clear line that is drawn when youtube has become a commercial gain to someone because they will be paying taxes on the income that they are earning from it. If there is no income to generate a T4 slip then it is not commercial. They seem to have missed that line and compiled everyone together as commercial, even if they generate no income from it. To assume that everyone who posts on youtube is a business is simply wrong. It is not any more difficult for them to source the business relationship that the pilot has with youtube as it is for them to find out if that pilot has ever posted to youtube.

  11. Mike thompson on October 22, 2020 at 1:16 pm

    great vid! i really like the drone shots of the ice fishing holes. i am addicted to fishing so it was a nice surprise

  12. RandyFPV on October 22, 2020 at 1:17 pm

    Great videos dude. I flew today in Calgary, but screwed up the video exposure. I like your videos. If you watch my video, the name says it all.

  13. eli imperio on October 22, 2020 at 1:17 pm

    I don’t agree because posting in YouTube it’s a commercial already. I post a lot video in YouTube, once a week I’m doing live streaming. Yes there’s and ad.on my video but I have no gain or income out of that posting. I’m using YouTube and they’re not charging me. So therefore YouTube wants to recover some of their expenses. Rule of thumb. No income, is not a business, other wise I would have a T4 then I would say I need to declaim the income.

    With this high tech age. Lots of people are illiterate of high tech. anything like,computer,GPS,Drone and so on.
    People don’t like high tech they would say it’s make just complicate.
    My opinion is because those people was born in a different age timeline
    Kids now a day as early 2 yrs. old. Give them a tablet, what the kid he would do. It’s looks is just very natural for them, don’t need to give them instruction how to use.

    Now, give the same table to people that was born in different timeline. No clue what so ever.

    Myself very fascinated to any high tech I love it. For instance GPS I would not drive without it, although I know way, but I don’t know if there’s a problem like accident on the way, with the technology I’ll get notification about the problem along the way. GPS will suggest the fastest way.

    I have some friends wouldn’t even use GPS, guess what. I ask them why wouldn’t use the GPS. Answer it very complicated, they rather use the trip tip from caa.hmmm. Old mentality. Very complicated.

    High tech, I’m amazed. My actual profession, I’m an electrician and I do a lot of animations, you can practically control any thing you want by phone. It’s my passion. Any high tech if you have evil mind, you can use it to gain for yourself interest. For instance cell phone you can use it for terrorist for their advantage and we see this all the time. High tech printer, evil mind, would print fake money. And so on…

    Now because my passions is taking video, drone is perfect to capture the beauty of Canada and show off to the world. I’m not really excited to fly my drone but I’m excited to capture the beautiful scenery. Flying crazy of your drone is not for me, that’s for kids.

    Now I just have plan to go somewhere else to take some of the my video shoot. Thinking going to explore in Asia, I’ve seen some breathtaking view. I just have to go there. Number one on my list Thailand.

    When I fly my drone I don’t come too close to any residential, I don’t want them to think I’m just snooping to their property, I won’t Hoover,but just passing by very quickly is not offence. Plus I’m up 60 M at least and the people looks just like an ant, can’t even recognize them.

    I hope those people have close minded about the technology, pls. Give them a chance and try to learn it, it’s nothing complicated.

    75 M away from anything is just Ludicrous, drone is not like RC plane, the plane can’t really control even though I you want to stop the plane from gliding, just it won’t. For RC plane you need that seventy five meter space. For drone you can stop almost immediately and it will just Hoover until you give the command.

  14. Bob Brown on October 22, 2020 at 1:19 pm

    That’s BULLSHIT. They’re out of touch with the community standards

  15. LinoPR 2016 on October 22, 2020 at 1:20 pm

    I hear a lot bad drone laws in Canada, but is anyone out there getting involved in some kind of petitions or something for the drone hobby…….

  16. Ashley Davidson on October 22, 2020 at 1:24 pm

    unfortunately that page you linked is from 2012. I looked into Transport Canada and they 100% Do require a liscence above 500 ft…. I thout that para motor or an Ultralite plane would be a decent choice now that we are grounded so to say… But this government does require a licence to paramotor sorry not paraglide…

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