Drone Acronyms and Definitions

These are common expressions and acronyms you’ll find in the Canadian drone industry.  Other words for drones: UAS, RPAS, UAV, MAV, sUAS, quadcopter. The uses of these terms vary depending on the country and application of the unit.

Where can I fly my drone in Canada?

This drone site selection tool by the National Research Council Canada will help you know where you can legally fly. Nav Canada also produces NAV Drone, an app on Android and iOS that displays the same map, with additional details. 

Can I rent film equipment in Canada for my production?

Canada boasts numerous equipment rental companies that specifically cater to film and TV productions. At Films.Solutions, we have developed strong relationships with many of these rental companies throughout Canada. This grants us access to a vast selection of high-quality equipment and, most importantly, ensures that we can swiftly obtain replacement parts if needed. We guarantee […]

Do I need insurance to film in Canada?

Yes, you should have liability insurance to cover any damage or injury that may occur during filming. At Films.Solutions, we can provide full coverage for your production in Canada

How can I find local crews and talent for my production in Canada?

Look no further for your film production crew in Canada – Films.Solutions is here to help. We are your go-to source for all your filming needs, including crew, talent, equipment, locations, and more. Trust us to provide the solutions you need to make your production a success.

What is the maximum drone flight altitude?

The maximum altitude in Canada is 122 meters (400 feet) above ground level (AGL). If you need to fly above this altitude, you’ll need to apply for an SFOC (Special Flight Operations Certificate).