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11 Oct 2018

Transport Canada Training: Current Rules

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DRONE & UAV TRAINING (SFOC)

Sugu’s drone & UAV training is perfect for students who want to obtain an SFOC, and learn how to operate there drone. Sugu’s pilot ground school provides the knowledge you need to begin flying in the unmanned aviation industry. Our training abides’s by Transport Canada’s Pilot Knowledge requirements and equips you with the tools you need for safe operation in Canadian airspace. Our course includes several certification standards which include obtaining an Industry Canada Restricted Radio Operators (ROC-A), and both a simulation based and practical flying standards test.

TRAINING REQUIRED TO FLY A DRONE UNDER THE EXEMPTIONS

Drone & UAV Training Each exemption has specific training requirements. For example, to fly a drone that weighs above 1 kg, up to and including 25 kg, you must be trained to understand:

  • airspace classification and structure
  • weather and notice to airmen (NOTAM) reporting services
  • aeronautical charts and the Canada Flight Supplement
  • relevant sections of the Canadian Aviation Regulations

For more information, read the knowledge requirements for UAV (drone) pilots.

 TRANSPORT CANADA:

ABOUT THE SPECIAL FLIGHT OPERATIONS CERTIFICATE

To use a drone of any size for work or research, you must (current rules):

  • hold a Special Flight Operations Certificate, or
  • qualify for one of two exemptions

You also need a Special Flight Operations Certificate if your drone weighs over 35 kg, even if it is used recreationally. Transport Canada’s infographic will hel you understand the exemption process: Do I need permission to fly my drone? . Each Special Flight Operations Certificate contains conditions for where and how to fly, such as:

  • how high you can fly
  • how close you can fly to people and property
  • what rules you must follow to share the airspace

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