As the national voice for general aviation in Canada, COPA keeping a close eye on the
rapid development of UAV technology and actively seeking out ways of working with the UAV community and the regulator to ensure that Canadian skies can be shared by all users in a safe and effective manner.
COPA’s Support for the UAV Community
Through MAGNES, provider of our COPA aircraft insurance, we are excited to offer UAV insurance to cover damage and liability for commercial UAV operators. For more information on how to sign up, visit: http://www.uavinsurance.ca/
If you operate a UAV, would you like “advance, promote and preserve the Canadian freedom to fly” that UAV? That’s our mission! So why not join COPA and learn all about general aviation and safely sharing our skies and enjoying our freedom.
We are also educating our own members on what it means to share the skies with UAVs and drones. Our webinar, produced with partnerships from AIG and Magnes Group, is available here
In partnership with Altex, we are working to educate members of the UAV community on the various regulations, requirements, and implications for drone operation in different classes of airspace. Click here to watch their video.
Want to know more about where to learn to fly UAVs? Visit Unmanned Systems Canada’s website here
Recently, COPA teamed up with Transport Canada to launch the No Drone Zone campaign, highlighting the dangers and legal ramifications of operating UAVs in controlled airspace and in proximity to airports and heliports
Members of the Model Aeronautics Association of Canada, operating at MAAC-sanctioned fields or events are not subject to these rules.
Want to know where you can fly your drone? Made possible, in part, with information from COPA’s Places to Fly, The National Research Council of Canada created a very handy tool that allows you to view areas based on the weight category of your drone: