I've heard that there are new rules in effect for drone operators in Canada. Is this true?
Is Flytbox approved by Transport Canada to deliver drone training?
Flytbox is a self declared training organization with Transport Canada. You will find us listed on their 'Find a Drone Flight School' web page here.
Do I really need to take a course?
No. Unlike manned aviation, there are no requirements for you to take a ground school course to write the exam.
Develop policies and procedures
Network with other RPAS operators
Insurance companies often require ground school training or at the very least will provide you with a more competetive rate
Client contract and site policies may require training
Prospective drone employers want to see training and experience on your resume
I've heard there are two types of licences available for drone pilots in Canada. Is that correct?
Yes. Transport Canada has developed a Basic Pilot Certificate and an Advanced Pilot Certificate.
You fly it in uncontrolled airspace
You fly it more than 30 metres (100 feet) horizontally from bystanders
You never fly it over bystanders
I only fly recreationally so do I need to get a licence?
If your drone weighs over 250g - Yes. The new rules coming into effect in June 1st, 2019, unlike our existing rules, don't make a distinction between recreational and commercial operations.
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