Flying an unmanned aircraft?
Find out if you need permission from Transport Canada
YesNo
It weighs more than 35 kg
No Yes
You don’t
need permission,
but you do have to
fly safely
Yes
No
You don’t need
permission, but
you must meet the
exemption
conditions
No
You must apply
for a Special Flight
Operations
Certificate
Learn more
No Yes
You don’t need
permission, but you
must meet the
exemption conditions
AND notify Transport Canada with:
I have read and can meet
the exemption conditions
for UAVs less than 2 kg
Yes No
I have read and can meet
the exemption conditions
for UAVs from 2 kg up to
and including 25 kg
It weighs less than 2 kg
1. Contact information
2. UAV model
3. Description of operation
4. Geographical boundaries
of operation
Fly during daylight and in good weather
Always keep your aircraft in sight
Respect the privacy of others
Don’t fly close to airports, in populated areas,
near moving vehicles, or higher than 90 metres
Read the Do’s and Don’ts
Tips to fly safely
Yes
It weighs more than 25 kg
START
I use my aircraft
for work or research
(anything beyond the fun of flying)
Notify Transport Canada
tc.gc.ca/safetyfirst