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Drone Use During Filming

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.