Film permitting for remotely piloted aircraft systems (RPAS)/drones have the following additional application requirements:
- Provide brief description of the planned RPAS/drones activity, including location, date, time, selected RPAS/drones company, and type of RPAS/drones equipment proposed to be used.
- Provide a copy of valid pilot certificate of RPAS/drones operator.
- Provide a copy of flight plan/operations plan that includes, but is not limited to, the following:
- pilot’s name and contact information
- project’s purpose
- planned activity, including dates, times, and locations
- flight path, including details regarding speed, altitude, and range
- safety perimeter
- risks (such as noted obstacles) and risk mitigation
- If the RPAS pilot is a subcontractor to the film production company, the RPAS/drones pilot must maintain separate insurance from the film production company, as per the certificate of insurance requirements set out above.
- If filming in a neighbourhood, the neighbourhood notification letter must disclose that a RPAS/drone will be used. The letter must include the following information:
- RPAS/drones activity planned
- flight area(s) and times (duration or specific time)
- any anticipated impacts
- warning that only essential personnel are permitted in the flight area or safety area when the RPAS/drones is in flight
It is the permitted company's responsibility to ensure that residents, businesses, and public in the area are notified of the RPAS/drones filming and to keep all public, non-essential, and/or unaware personnel clear of the flight and safety area while the RPAS/drone is in flight.