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TRANSPORT CANADA SLEDGEHAMMER
Jan 9th, 2019 at 1:42pm
 
Today Marc Garneau unleashed his latest attack on Model Aviation.

I spent a while downloading and reading documents related to the new rules.

The bottom line is that if you fly a model over 250g you will have to study, take an exam, and pass, before you are legally entitled to fly model aircraft.

Each aircraft has to be registered. A registration number has to be applied to the aircraft.

The knowledge required is just about as much as that required to fly a full sized aircraft. The creators of the rules have clearly demonstrated several things.

1) They have little knowledge of the current state of model aircraft.
2) The have little or no understanding of how and where people fly model aircraft.
3) The rules are modelled after those of full size aviation.

To help understand the impact I have attached several documents taken from the Transport Canada website this morning. It seems the documents are too large to upload to the site.

I will try to post the links instead.

This appears to be the outline of the knowledge required for the 2 classes of operator. A 42 page missive.
https://www.tc.gc.ca/en/services/aviati ... DITION.pdf

Aeronautical Information Manual
https://www.tc.gc.ca/eng/civilaviation/ ... u-3092.htm
Only 53 megabytes. A light read he says sarcastically.

Canadian Aviation Regulations. Section 920 or so applies to Model Aviation. Information throughout the rest is/may be required. Download the PDF. A 6 megabyte file.
https://laws-lois.justice.gc.ca/eng/reg ... index.html

VFR phraseology
https://www.navcanada.ca/EN/media/Publi ... eology.pdf

Canada Flight Supplements. Lists Airfields, aerodromes, airports, heliports, Control towers, Met office etc. Subscribe or pay. Goes out of date every 58 days.
http://products.navcanada.ca/shop-elect ... ment-eCFS/

We may have to form study groups or have classroom sessions to prepare for the online exam. It is a very large amount of material to cover.
Just sourcing and organizing the material required is a big task. Getting it in to a format for use as a teaching tool is not trivial.

I feel quite sure that Transport Canada has deliberately done this to dissuade persons from even applying to write the exam.

The exam consists of 35 question that has a 1-1/2 hours time limit.

THERE DOES NOT APPEAR TO BE AN EXEMPTION FOR MAAC MEMBERS.

It would be helpful if you read these documents and then forward your comments to the Minister, the local MAAC representative, and the MAAC contact for legislative and regulatory matters.
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Reply #1 - Jan 10th, 2019 at 7:27am
 
HI, please review this page
https://www.maac.ca/en/transport_canada.php

model aircraft that fly under  MAAC at a MAAC field are exempt
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Reply #2 - Jan 10th, 2019 at 10:49pm
 
That is correct.  Nothing has changed for us flying at MAAC fields or sanctioned events.
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Reply #3 - Jan 11th, 2019 at 5:01pm
 
well we may be good until 31 may 2019 only until we get another exemption from MG and his TC people.

Transitional Provision

24 The definitions area of natural hazard or disaster, MAAC, Regulations and restricted airspace in subsection 1(1), subsections 1(2) and (3) and sections 2 to 8 of Interim Order No. 9 Respecting the Use of Model Aircraft and the schedule to that Interim Order continue to apply until May 31, 2019.
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Reply #4 - Jan 12th, 2019 at 9:05am
 


To all MAAC Members,
Re: Transport Canada Gazette II news release of January 10, 2019
We would like to advise you that the anticipated new regulations for Remotely Piloted Aircraft System (RPAS ) have now been published. However, it should be clearly understood that nothing has changed for MAAC members and even though the regulations have now been published, they do not take effect until 1st June 2019. Until that date the Interim Order Respecting the use of Model Aircraft remains in effect, and as this order does not apply to MAAC operations, MAAC members can continue to operate as we always have.
Once the new regulations do come into effect, they will apply to all aircraft without a pilot onboard, whether for recreational or non-recreational purposes. However, be assured that MAAC continues to working with Transport Canada to ensure your current privileges are protected. As we advised you in the last email update, MAAC is working with Transport Canada on an exemption from the new regulations. With this exemption, once the new regulations do come into effect, MAAC members will enjoy the same freedoms they always have. It is expected that the MAAC exemption will be approved well before the new regulations come into effect on 1st June 2019. In the meantime please see the attached letter from Transport Canada, Letter AARV MAAC 2019 01-09 showing their commitment to these ongoing efforts and the preservation of our privileges.
MAAC leadership continues to work for its members and to ensure that we can all enjoy our passion of operating model aircraft. We will provide additional updates, once we have secured the exemption. Until then, please let me repeat that nothing has changed for MAAC members and you can continue to operate as you always have.
On behalf of the MAAC transport Canada Advisory Group
Peter Schaffer
President - MAAC
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