Drone Safety

Commercial and operational use of drones is growing in popularity. Operating drones around aircraft and airports poses serious safety risks. It is against the law for a drone to be flown within 5.5 km of Halifax Stanfield or any other Canadian airport.

For more information on drones, please refer to Transport Canada’s website:

http://www.tc.gc.ca/eng/civilaviation/drone-safety.html

Laser Pointers and Aircraft

Laser light directed at aircraft can be a hazard, possibly causing a distraction or temporary flash blindness to a pilot. This puts those onboard an aircraft and on the ground at serious risk.

Incidents of lasers pointed at aircraft continue to threaten aviation safety in Canada. Pointing a laser at an aircraft is illegal and a criminal offence. Under the Aeronautics Act, a conviction for pointing a laser at an aircraft carries up to $100,000 in fines, 5 years in prison, or both.

For more information on laser pointer safety, please refer to Transport Canada’s website:

http://www.tc.gc.ca/eng/civilaviation/standards/aerodromeairnav-standards-ais-directed-bright-light-menu-1068.htm