American Taboo in Canada

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June 1, 2019 Canada changed their drone laws. Unlike Americans not needing to be licensed to fly recreationally, recreational pilots are required to be licensed in Canada now. This entails taking a written test of thirty five questions with a ninety minute time limit. Sixty five percent correct answers are needed to pass. The taboo comes in for Americans as they are prohibited from taking the test. To take the test you first need to apply for a foreigners permit. The requirements for the permit are you have to have a drone pilot license in America, a perfect driving record, a clean legal record and have registered your drone(s) under Part 107, and as you know that is above and beyond a recreational pilot's requirements in America. But, before you can fly recreationally in Canada (they call it "Basic") you still have to take the written test. Until that time (If you pass the test) you cannot fly your drone under any circumstances. And by the way, all of this is very time consuming so if you are vacationing in Canada, you might as well have left your drone home.
 
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June 1, 2019 Canada changed their drone laws. Unlike Americans not needing to be licensed to fly recreationally, recreational pilots are required to be licensed in Canada now. This entails taking a written test of thirty five questions with a ninety minute time limit. Sixty five percent correct answers are needed to pass. The taboo comes in for Americans as they are prohibited from taking the test. To take the test you first need to apply for a foreigners permit. The requirements for the permit are you have to have a drone pilot license in America, a perfect driving record, a clean legal record and have registered your drone(s) under Part 107, and as you know that is above and beyond a recreational pilot's requirements in America. But, before you can fly recreationally in Canada (they call it "Basic") you still have to take the written test. Until that time (If you pass the test) you cannot fly your drone under any circumstances. And by the way, all of this is very time consuming so if you are vacationing in Canada, you might as well have left your drone home.
I wouldn’t be surprised if the exception from part IX of he CARs they put in place for MAAC members isn’t extended to visiting AMA members. Of course I can’t say for certain, but there has for sometime been a mutual respect between the two clubs, just a question if Transport Canada will recognize that.

 
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