New Interim Order Refines Drone Usage Restrictions

An amended interim order has modified the restrictions pertaining to operations of model aircraft (recreational UAVs). Previously stated distances for operations from animals, and other fixed entities have been deleted. Amended paragraphs follow:

(3) No person shall operate a model aircraft having a total

weight of more 250 g (0.55 pounds) but not more than 1 kg

(2.2 pounds) at a lateral distance of less 100 feet (30 m)

from vehicles, vessels or the public, including spectators,

bystanders or any person not associated with the operation

of the aircraft.

 

(4) No person shall operate a model aircraft having a total

weight of more 1 kg (2.2 pounds) but not more than 35 kg

(77.2 pounds) at a lateral distance of less 250 feet (75 m)

from vehicles, vessels or the public, including spectators,

bystanders or any person not associated with the operation

of the aircraft.

 

(5) No person shall operate a model aircraft

(a) within 3 nautical miles (5.5 km) of the centre of an

aerodrome, except a heliport or an aerodrome that is

used exclusively by helicopters;

(b) within 1 nautical mile (1.8 km) of a heliport or an

aerodrome that is used exclusively by helicopters; or

(c) inside an aerodrome control zone.

For compete details consult the document beginning pg 2711 –¬†Interim Order No. 7 Respecting the Use of Model Aircraft

 

 

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