Safe Use of Drones
Ensure you know when and where you can fly your UAV
The Calgary Police Service, in conjunction with Transport Canada and the Modelers Aeronautic Association of Canada (MAAC), is providing information on the proper use of recreational model aircraft and unmanned aerial vehicles (also known as UAVs or drones) to protect public safety and citizens’ privacy.
If you received the gift of flight over the holiday season, please ensure you are aware of the restrictions on these devices. Drones that are flown in an unsafe manner can endanger lives, aircraft and property.
Transport Canada lists a number of do’s and don’ts for flying safely and legally.
The Calgary Police Service acts as the first responder for all calls related to the unsafe flight of drones. The Service conducts a full investigation and lays appropriate charges, if required, and also works to educate the public regarding recreational use of these devices.
Investigative information is also shared with Transport Canada regarding the commercial use of drones when in breach of Transport Canada regulations.
For more information about the safe use of drones, please visit Transport Canada’s website at www.tc.gc.ca/SafetyFirst.