North American drone enthusiasts are following drone regulations as they develop in both the US and Canada. Canada has thus far been an easier place to fly a drone commercially than the US; new proposals follow closely in the direction that European lawmakers have taken. As the US looks at developing their regulatory framework further through new drone provisions in the AIRR Act, this infographic compares hobby and commercial regulations in both countries. More details on Canadian regulations can be found on the Transport Canada page; details of US regulations can be found on the FAA website.
Miriam McNabb is the Editor-in-Chief of DRONELIFE and CEO of JobForDrones, a professional drone services marketplace, and a fascinated observer of the emerging drone industry and the regulatory environment for drones. Miriam has a degree from the University of Chicago and over 20 years of experience in high tech sales and marketing for new technologies.
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