Flying UAV in Canada non-commercial

Discussion in 'CineStar FAQ - Tips and Tricks' started by Derek Cooper, Aug 10, 2014.

  1. Derek Cooper

    Derek Cooper Active Member

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    Hi Folks,

    Can people share their experience flying UAVs in Canada for hobby purposes i.e., non-commercial? Commercial needs permits - know that. Curious what best practices are when flying for your own enjoyment.

    Just spec'ing a Cinestar X8 and looking forward to the day it's finally ready to fly.

    Cheers,

    Derek
     
  2. Duane Bradley

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    For non commercial, you can fly anywhere you want...you know...with in reason. Basically same as flying a RC plane, heli, or small quad. Be forewarned though, there is some room in the commercial definition that if you do videography for any purpose, they could link a purpose built X8 like the CS8 to profiting your business and lump you in with commercial.
     
  3. Derek Cooper

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    So who in Canada would question what I'm doing? Local police? RCMP? Norm from Cheers? :)
     
  4. Duane Bradley

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    Probably nobody until you crash and damage something or someone. Where in Canada are you?
     
  5. Derek Cooper

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    Ahh..I'm a west coaster...always looking for someone to fly with!
     
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    Any word on traveling into Canada from USA with a HL rig? I have a potential shoot in Merrit, BC and have been hearing some countries are not allowing copters in. Just say its for personal use when I arrive in customs? I recently went to Colombia without any issues, but have been hearing horror stories of rigs being confiscated in Peru/Brazil.
     
  8. Derek Cooper

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    Doubt you should lie at immigration. Tell them what you're doing honestly. They will likely detect your deceptive ways and then your copter will be the least of your worries.
     

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