Study Guide for Canadian Drone Pilot Basic Operations Exam Up to Date & Current

Since June 1, 2019, new regulations for flying drones in Canada require drone pilots be certified by passing an online exam administered by Transport Canada. This video Study Guide provides detailed information to help you successfully pass the Basic Operations level of the exam. The material presented in this video is derived from authorized sources, but is original work not to be reproduced without permission of the author.

** PLEASE NOTE: there is one item that is not quite correct in the video. Around the 11:00 point, I refer to the maximum altitude above buildings as being above the ground. The actual rule is that the maximum altitude is the greater of 122m or 30m above a building. The study guide material has been updated to reflect this change. Here is a video that properly explains this rule: **

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The key reference documents mentioned in the video are available at these locations:

1. New Canadian drone (“RPA”) regulations:

2. Knowledge Requirements for the drone pilots:

3. Aeronautical Information Manual (AIM):

4. Canadian Aviation Regulations (CAR):

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