‘No drone zone’: Signs, safety campaign launched ahead of draft legislation

The federal government is getting tough on drones operating near airports and aircraft.

Canada has had drone regulations in place since 1996, but given their growing threat to aviation safety, the unmanned aircraft are now the focus of a new national safety campaign and have prompted the creation of new ‘No Drone Zone’ signage.

“We face a challenge: a growing number of incidents where drones are flying too close to aircraft and airports,” Transport Minister Marc Garneau said while announcing the campaign at the Ottawa International Airport on June 13.

Two CF-18 fighter jets were deployed from Bagotville, Que., to Ottawa after two drones were sighted on May 25, one several kilometres away from the Ottawa airport and another in the vicinity of the Parliament Buildings … MORE

Ottawa Community News | June 14, 2016

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