Use of an unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) commonly known as a drone on the ULETH campus or for any ULETH business must follow Transport Canada's guidelines.
A summary of the basic rules are as follows: Drone_Infographic_3_EN.pdf
Drone filming for commercial, documentary, educational purposes, and for student class productions must obtain approval from the appropriate department or Faculty lead and follow Transport Canada Guidelines.
ULSU clubs are required to obatin approval from the ULSU to ensure the activity is sanctioned and insurance is in order for any club realted activity involving the use of a drone.
University drone use activities requiring proof of insurance must be directed through firstname.lastname@example.org and off campus unmanned air vehicle use over or on other premises should include written permission from the owner.
Employees operating a drone for University business should review the Insurance and Risk Services intranet site for further information.
The new rules do not treat people who fly drones for fun or for business differently and you must follow the Government of Canada - Drone Rules
Special Flight Operations Certificate (SFOC)
If you want to fly your drone outside the rules, you will need to apply for a Special Flight Operations Certificate (SFOC).
The Canadian Aviation Regulations (CARs) require unmanned air vehicle (UAV) operators to apply for SFOCs so Transport Canada can ensure operators use their UAV reliably and safely.
Each SFOC contains conditions for where and how to fly, such as:
- maximum altitudes
- minimum distances from people and property
- coordination requirements with air traffic services