Transport Canada, Aircraft Services Directorate (TC/ASD) has conducted Remotely Piloted Aircraft Systems (RPAS) operations in support of the North Atlantic Right Whale (NARW) monitoring effort for the past two years (2018 and 2019) and will be returning to Gaspé airport (CYGP) in 2020 to continue this effort.

We will be on site at CYGP starting August 9, with first flights in the local area, and starting long-range monitoring flights on August 13, continuing through September 10. Our focus will be in areas Mike and November (see attached airspace graphic), with potential flights into areas Tango and Oscar. Operational altitudes are also provided on the graphic in the colour-coded key.

NOTAMs will be issued prior to the first long-range flights. All flight activities are coordinated daily with Montreal ACC and Mont Joli FSS.

For further information, contact Marty Rogers, Chief RPAS Operations, Transport Canada by email or by telephone at 343-542-2924.

The map image featured above is appended below in PDF format for those who wish to print it.

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