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.