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Remotely Piloted Aircraft Systems (RPAS) / Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS)

Southport periodically offers UAS Ground School Training provided by M3 Aerial Productions. Visit their website for upcoming training sessions near you. 

Transport Canada has issued new rules governing Remotely Piloted Aircraft System )RPAS) use in Canada - effective June 1, 2019.

Centennaire South logoChanges Include:

  • You must only fly RPAS that are marked and registered or you may face a fine.
  • Flying over an advertised event is prohibited without a Special Flight Operations Certificate.
  • The maximum altitude you may fly your RPAS is 122 metres (400 feet). 



Centennaire South logoTwo Categories Classified by These Parameters:

  • Basic Operations Certificate: Fly your RPAS at least 30 metres from bystanders and only in uncontrolled airspace (no air traffic control)
  • Advanced Operations Certificate: Fly your RPAS within 30 metres of bystanders and may fly in controlled airspace (with air traffic control approval) 



Tips for Recreational RPAS/UAS Users:

  • Fly your RPAS during daylight and in good weather.
  • Keep your RPAS where you can see it with your own eyes – not through an on-board camera, monitor or smartphone.
  • Make sure your RPAS is safe for flight before take-off. Ask yourself, for example: Are the batteries fully charged? Is it too cold to fly?
  • Respect the privacy of others. Avoid flying over private property or taking photos or videos without permission.
  • Avoid ‘No Fly Zones’ as outlined in the new regulations by Transport Canada.

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