Killaloe OPP Headquarters (Photo Credit: Trevor Smith-Millar)
Drones may be fun to operate, but Killaloe OPP says that you must follow the laws put in place by Transport Canada
The reminder comes as officers from the Killaloe detachment are investigating a call involving drones spotted flying over residential areas. They say that you could face fines or even jail time if you put aircraft at risk, fly where you are not allowed to fly, or endanger someone’s safety. OPP reminds residents to fly above 400 feet and stay 100 feet away from vehicles, vessels and the public. They say that you must operate at least 5.6 kilometres away from an airport or areas where aircraft take off and land. They also say to operate drones only during daylight hours and keep it within your sight at all times.
OPP is asking all drone operators to respect the criminal code and the trespass to property act when flying their unmanned aerial vehicles.