Notices of government drone operations

We are using drones, or remotely piloted aircraft systems (RPAS), to help us develop a regulatory framework by increasing what we know about beyond the visual line of sight (BVLOS) operations in Canada. Activities include whale monitoring and surveys, highway mapping in Inuvik, and the Arctic Unmanned Aircraft System Initiative.

This page lists future and ongoing flight operations by Canadian federal government departments and agencies. All flights have been authorized with a Special Flight Operations Certificate (SFOC).

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Gaspé area flight operations

Flight purpose: North Atlantic Right Whale monitoring

Date: August 9 to September 10, 2020

Operator: Transport Canada Aircraft Services Directorate

RPAS used: Griffon Aerospace SeaHunter

NOTAM search:

  1. visit the Aviation Weather Website Forecasts and obervations / NOTAM
  2. enter airport ID: CYGP
  3. select: Aerodrome NOTAM file, FIR (Flight Information Region) NOTAM file
  4. click on “Get the NOTAM ”
  5. effective NOTAMs are: not yet available

Gaspé airspace usage

Gaspe 2020 Airspace Map
Drone Monitoring of NARW 2020 - Text version

This airspace map of the Gaspe region gives a pictorial reference to the airspace designated in the relevant NOTAM’s. It is provided to enhance the situational awareness for all airspace users.

CYGP Area 5.1


CYGP CZ = SFC to 4000’ ASL

Transition area 15NM = SFC to 4000’ ASL
Corridors route = SFC to 4000’ ASL
Mike = 1500’ to 5000’ ASL
November = 1500’ to 5000’ ASL
Oscar = 1500’ to 5000’ ASL
Tango = 1500’ to 5000’ ASL

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