Model aeroplanes and Drones, as for Canada's definition

(1) Industry Canada model aeroplanes without an Aero Club or MAAC

Recreational Purposes 3 (1) Subject to subsection (2), this Interim Order applies in respect of model aircraft
having a total weight of more than 250 g (0.55 pounds) but not more than 35 kg (77.2 pounds).
(2) It does not apply to (a) unmanned air vehicles; and (b) model aircraft operated at events organized
by the Model Aeronautics Association of Canada (MAAC) or at airfields located in a zone administered
by MAAC or a MAAC club. Suspended Provision of Regulations

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Prohibited Use 4 The effect of section 602.45 of the Regulations is suspended in respect of the model aircraft referred to in subsection 3(1).

Model Aircraft Operating and Flight Provisions Prohibitions 5
(1) A person must not operate a model aircraft
(a) at an altitude greater than 300 feet AGL;
(b) at a lateral distance of less than 250 feet (75 m) from buildings, structures, vehicles, vessels, animals
and the public, including spectators, bystanders or any person not associated with the operation of the aircraft;
(c) within 9 km of the centre of an aerodrome;
(d) within controlled airspace;
(e) within restricted airspace;
(f) over or within a forest fire area, or any area that is located within 9 km of a forest fire area;
(g) over or within the security perimeter of a police or first responder emergency operation site;
(h) over or within an open-air assembly of persons;
(i) at night; or (j) in cloud.
(2) A person must not operate more than one model aircraft at a time.
Right of Way 6
A person operating a model aircraft must give way to manned aircraft at all times.
Visual Line-of-Sight 7
(1) A person operating a model aircraft must ensure that it is operated within VLOS at all times during the flight.
(2) No person shall operate a model aircraft when the aircraft is at a lateral distance of more than 1640 feet (500 m)
from the person’s location.
Contact Information 8
The owner of a model aircraft shall not operate or permit a person to operate the aircraft unless the name, address
and telephone number of the owner are clearly made visible on the aircraft.

Repeal 9 Interim Order No. 5
Respecting the Use of Model Aircraft is repealed. SCHEDULE
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(Subsections 2(1) and (2)) Designated Provisions
Column I
Designated Provision
Column II Maximum Amount of Penalty ($)
Individual Corporation
Section 5 3,000 15,000
Section 6 3,000 15,000
Section 7 3,000 15,000
Section 8 3,000 15,000

2) Drones in Canada

Rules for recreational drones If you fly your drone for fun and it weighs more than 250 g and up to 35 kg, you do not need special permission from Transport Canada to fly. The list below is an overview of the new rules for recreational drone users. Consult the Interim Order Respecting the Use of Model Aircraft (/eng/mediaroom/interim-order-respecting-use-model-aircraft.html) for the full list of provisions. You are exempt from these rules if you operate your recreational drone at a Model Aeronautics Association of Canada (MAAC) ( sanctioned field or event.
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Following the basic safety rules below will help keep people, aircraft and property safe. If you fly where you are not allowed or choose not to follow the rules below, you could face fines of up to $3,000.
Fly your drone:
below 90 m above the ground
at least 30 m away from vehicles, vessels, and the public (if your drone weighs more than 250 g up to 1 kg)
at least 75 m away from vehicles, vessels, and the public (if your drone weighs more than 1 kg up to 35 kg)
at least 5.5 km away from aerodromes (any airport, seaplane base, or areas where aircraft take-off and land)
at least 1.8 km away from heliports or aerodromes used by helicopters only outside of controlled or restricted airspace
at least 9 km away from a natural hazard or disaster area away from areas where operation could interfere with police or first responders during the day
and not in clouds within your sight at all times within 500 m of yourself or closer only if clearly marked with your name, address, and telephone number
Tips for recreational drone users (drones under 250 g)
Fly your drone during daylight and in good weather.
Flying for fun? New rules for recreational drone users (/media/documents/ca- opssvs/Flying_for_fun_EN-V6.pdf) (PDF, 5 MB)
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Keep your drone where you can see it with your own eyes – not through an on-board camera, monitor or smartphone.
Make sure your drone is safe for flight before take-off.
Ask yourself, for example: Are the batteries fully charged? Is it too cold to fly?
Respect the privacy of others.
Avoid flying over private property or taking photos or videos without permission.
Non-recreational drone: If you fly a non-recreational drone for any type of work or research, or if it weighs more than 35 kg, you must get a Special Flight Operations Certificate (SFOC).
The SFOC tells you how and where you are allowed to use your UAV. The only exception to this requirement is for operations conducted under the Transport Canada exemptions.
For more information on the SFOC and exemptions, read Getting permission to fly your drone (/eng/civilaviation/opssvs/getting- permission-fly-drone.html).
Legal requirements When flying a UAV (non-recreational drone) in Canada, you must: follow the rules in the Canadian Aviation Regulations: section 602.41 – Unmanned air vehicles ( respect the Criminal Code (, your provincial Trespass Act, as well as all applicable municipal, provincial, and territorial laws that apply When flying a model aircraft (recreational drone) in Canada you must: follow the rules of the Interim Order Respecting the Use of Model Aircraft (/eng/mediaroom/interim-order-respecting-use-model- aircraft.html) Transport Canada inspectors investigate reports of unsafe and illegal drone use. We may involve local police if other laws (e.g., the Criminal Code and privacy laws) have been broken.

REMEMBER ALSO to all normal folks out there. Junkies and Aero Clubs of Canada do not respect your privacy, nor your rights to this hobby freely. 

So this creates a RIGHT greater than theirs or the RCMP's...!

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