Drone Reporting

While I sat sketching Province House last night I became aware that a drone was flying close overhead.

Given that Province House is within the 5.5 km radius around Charlottetown Airport where Transport Canada prohibits recreational drones, and given that it was flying over me, this seemed like something that needed reporting.

I don’t like to be a narc, but I also don’t want drones dropping on my head (to say nothing of drones interfering with airplanes), so I went looking for a way to report this.

Turns out that Transport Canada has a handy Report a Drone Incident form online: you give as many details about date and time, location, and the nature of the drone, and send it off.

As the operator of last night’s drone wasn’t obvious, it’s unlikely that anything other than a data point will come from this. But if nothing else that data point will help to identify problematic patterns.


Jeeze's picture
Jeeze on July 12, 2017 - 20:19 Permalink

Man, you really need to find other things to occupy your time than causing a stink over something as simple as this.

Peter Rukavina's picture
Peter Rukavina on July 12, 2017 - 20:23 Permalink

That’s one way of looking at it.

Todd Gallant's picture
Todd Gallant on July 14, 2017 - 12:23 Permalink

It's interesting that all of downtown is juuuuust covered by the 5.5km radius if the centre of the circle is at the southernmost point of the YYG property. It's almost as if they used Charlottetown as a model for the regulations.

I noticed my home is just outside that radius, though... in case I ever want to invest in a drone.

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