It’s a Bird, It’s a Plane: No, It’s a Drone

Before, the only feasible way to shoot an aerial view of a video is to ride an aircraft and record the scenery with your video camera. It was expensive and definitely very time-consuming. But now, thanks to technological advances, shooting aerial scenes is no easier than tying your shoelaces. In the recent years, fascinating drone companies launched their magnificent drones that enable us to showcase our surroundings in an aerial view without too much of a hassle.

Owning a drone is now very typical. Drones are being used by almost everyone. You can find it being used in covering a party, news, competitions, daily vlogs of the netizens and a lot more. Drones are very useful in the recreational and commercial aspect. It is an easy ‘must-have’ gadget to look really cool among your peers. All you have to do is to own one and to learn how to use the joystick to navigate the drone. It’s still important for you to learn the basics before playing with the drone because admit it or not, drones are not cheap.


Before splendidly enjoying your new toy, it is important to know that there are actually governmental laws, especially in Canada, regarding the use of drones. Here are some of the basic good-to-know facts about drones that you should be mindful about before giving them a spin in the air.


Register a Special Operations Certificate

You read it right. Owning a drone will require you to get a special operations certificate depending on the weight of your drone. According to the regulations of the Transport Canada, drones, weighing 25 kilograms, that are used for commercial purposes and drones, weighing 35 kilograms, that are used for recreational purposes are required to register and get a special operations certificate to avoid liabilities.


Take Note of The Banned Areas for Drones

There are several locations wherein flying drones are not allowed. The most important place that you should avoid when using your drone is at the airport. Obviously, using your drone in a place where there are countless of aircraft flying can be really dangerous. It can be tempting, especially that airports have wide open spaces, but still be responsible for your drone.


Do Not Use Your Drone for Selfish Purposes

Believe it or not, drones are very powerful gadgets. Having that ability to fly anywhere makes drones as easy tools to be used for selfish purposes such as the invasion of privacies and plotting of crimes. Being compact, light and aerial, drones can fit in small holes and maneuver in private properties and establishments. For that sole reason, drones can be very dangerous if used improperly.