With drones growing in popularity, the Vancouver International Airport is launching a new safety campaign to try and cut the risks associated with the popular unmanned aircraft.
It has been a particular issue at YVR, where there have been several incidents of illegal drone use in restricted airspace.
The airport is now touting rules banning drones from within 9 km of YVR, and limiting altitude to 90 metres.
People breaking the rules could face fines of up to $25,000 and even prison.
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Shari Currie of Transport Canada says drones are not like other toys and can cause harm to others.
“Along with the RCMP and local police we actively investigate incidents where drones are used in a reckless and unsafe manner.”
As a part of the information campaign, the airport is posting “drone free zone” signs in key areas around Sea Island.
With limited exceptions, anyone using drones for commercial or research purposes must hold a special permit from Transport Canada.
Small consumer UAVs can be flown without a permit, but must follow Transport Canada safety guidelines.
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