The most important thing is defining what you’re going to be using your UAV for.
If you’re using it for anything recreational, you can go ahead and fly it without a permit.
“The distinction isn’t commercial vs. non-commercial – the distinction is recreational vs non-recreational,” explains Eric Edwards, past chair of Unmanned Systems Canada, and industry representative of many of Transport Canada’s regulatory initiatives.
What this means is that if you’re using it for anything other than a hobby – that includes education, business and anything else that is for “hire or reward” – it puts you in a different category, and you will probably need to get a government license to operate.
Submitted by DroneInsuranceDepot on May 5, 2016 - 12:49pm