Last week the B.C. government announced plans to curb the growing body of illegal drones buzzing around the province.
This in response to recent incidents involving drones putting other planes at risk, including one case last month that saw a drone miss a seaplane near Vancouver International, as well as another that saw the grounding of eight helicopters and five planes that were supposed to be fighting wildfires in Oliver.
In Washington state drone operators face fines if they fly too close to killer whales,something that the Department of Fisheries and Oceans is considering for Canada.
But is there a place for drones in our day-to-day life?
Spring rolls with that drone?
One Canadian company thinks so, and it wants to corner the market on drone delivery services in Canada. Tony Di Benedetto with Drone Delivery Canada says that if all goes well with Transport Canada licensing, Vancouverites will see a drone delivery service dropping off their take-out dinner orders within the next few years.
Listen to the full Lynda Steele interview with Tony Di Benedetto:
Transport Canada tips to fly safely:
- Fly during daylight and in good weather
- Always keep your aircarft in sight
- Respect the privacy of others
- Don’t fly close to airports, in populated areas, near moving vehicles, or higher than 90 metres
- Stay at least 30 metres away from people, animals, buildings, structures, and vehicles not involved in the operation