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.

Country Specific:


Rules Updated 21 Jan 2019

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.

The Canadian Aviation Regulations (CAR’s)

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.

TP 15263 – Knowledge Requirements for Pilots of Unmanned Air Vehicle Systems (UAV) 25 kg or Less, Operating within Visual Line of Sight.

Guidelines for flying a drone recreationally in Canada

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

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