This is a list of country-specific drone regulations that could be useful for our group. It is meant for general guidance only. Please be sure to check with the proper local authorities before engaging in any drone-related research or recreation.
Older regulations and some examples of permits previously granted that may still have relevance.
Canadian Regulations for Drone Research and the Special Flight Operations Certificate (SFOC) application process
The Canadian Aeronautics Act is the Act that governs all Aviation activities in Canadian Airspace. http://laws-lois.justice.gc.ca/eng/acts/A-2/
The Canadian Aviation Regulations (CAR’s) http://www.tc.gc.ca/eng/acts-regulations/regulations-sor96-433.htm
The Staff Instruction (SI) No. 623-001 – guidance on the review and processing of an application for an SFOC for the operation of UAV’s. http://www.tc.gc.ca/eng/civilaviation/standards/general-recavi-uav-4161.html
TP 15263 – Knowledge Requirements for Pilots of Unmanned Air Vehicle Systems (UAV) 25 kg or Less, Operating within Visual Line of Sight. http://www.tc.gc.ca/eng/civilaviation/publications/page-6557.html
Guidelines for flying a drone recreationally in Canada http://www.tc.gc.ca/eng/civilaviation/standards/standards-4179.html
Special Flight Operation Certificates
Here are examples of SFOC applications compiled by TeamShrub at the University of Edinburgh in 2016 and 2017 that might be helpful for other groups preparing similar applications.
2017: RDIMS-#11972787-v1-FULL_SFOC_UAV_APPLICATION – FINAL_2017.pdf
2016: RDIMS-#11086630-v1-FULL_APPLICATION_COMPLEX – 2016-06-10.pdf