Category: Filming with a drone in Canada

These are common expressions and acronyms you’ll find in the Canadian drone industry. 

  • AGL: Above ground level
  • Microdrone: Refers to drones that weigh less than 250 grams.
  • PIPEDA (Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act). This Canadian legislation controls data collection, storage, and distribution. 
  • RPAS: Remotely Piloted Aircraft System
  • SFOC: Special Flight Operations Certificate. This certificate is issued by Transport Canada and is used to manage use cases outside of the standard drone applications. 

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.

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