As many of you may know MAAC’s Transport Canada Advisory Group has been working very closely with TC to develop documentation to include and recognize MAAC’s long history of safe practices.
This is the first of the jointly created documents. We at MAAC support Transport Canada’s direction and guidance and are working together to help protect all while enjoying our hobby.
All members should be aware of the Transport Canada’s Guidelines which have links farther down this page.
MAAC/Transport Canada Document
Technical developments have expanded the scope of recreational model flying and resulted in new safety considerations for model aircraft operators. Recognizing this evolution, Transport Canada has issued guidance to encourage the safe use of model aircraft, drones and UAVs and protect the safety of other airspace users as well as people and property on the ground. This guidance is intended to encourage best practices in aviation safety among all model aircraft operators and to support compliance with a pilot’s legal requirements under the Canadian Aviation Regulations (CARs).
The Transport Canada guidance should be reviewed in conjunction with the specific MAAC guidelines and rules established for particular flight disciplines and available on the MAAC website. Where MAAC sanctioned fields are in use, or at MAAC sanctioned events, current flying procedures have a proven safety record, are CARs compliant and should continue to be followed. All MAAC members are encouraged to regularly review our safety practices and always apply common sense when operating an aircraft and to consult their club safety officer or zone director with any questions or concerns.