Ontario-Template-rdims-12497439-v1-standardized_uav_sfoc_application_-_onatrio_region-002.doc

Operations for a seven day period when the operator

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operations for a seven-day period when the operator only needs to conduct a single 15-minute flight. While we understand weather and technical limitations, putting out blanket NOTAMs will not lend itself to pilots and aircrew getting accurate safety data. This may actually cause the reverse. Given the nature of UAV operations, the Airport Operations Specialist can generally turn around requests fairly quickly, but the more lead time for coordination the better. Workload and summer staffing demands are variable and may impact on getting authorization in controlled airspace. Therefore, it is strongly recommended to allow seven days’ notice for UAV operations within the Toronto FIR. For all UAV operations within the Montreal Flight Information Region (FIR): The Montreal FIR coordinates and integrates UAV operations as follows: SFOC UAV operations, in controlled airspace , shall initially coordinate with Unit Procedure Specialist, Louis Collette at: 514-633-2883 , email is: [email protected] The office is open Monday to Friday during regular business hours. Authorization to operate within controlled airspace (Class C,D, & E) shall be provided through the Unit Procedure Specialist. This office then reviews the locations (to measure proximity to airports, runways, approaches, VFR corridors, etc.), airspace, restrictions and NOTAM requirements. This office also determines when a NOTAM is required. For UAV operations in controlled airspace, the NAV CANADA operational units (control towers, flight service stations, area control centre and flight information centre) do not want to talk to UAV operators until the operator has contacted and coordinated their UAV operation through the Unit Procedures Specialist, Louis Collette. For UAV operations in Class G airspace, the requirement for NOTAMs should be filed at least 24 hours prior to any UAV operation that is conducted within 3 NM of any airport or heliport (including Hospital Helipads) found within the CFS or Water Supplement. If a UAV operator is unsure of the proximity of their operation to an airport or controlled airspace, they are strongly encouraged to contact the Unit Procedures Specialist, to confirm or verify this requirement. They can also help with the required information or format for filing NOTAMs. Given the amount of active NOTAMs on a daily basis, Montreal FIR is careful about only publishing precise and relevant NOTAMs. For example, all else being equal, they will not accept a NOTAM advertising UAV operations for a seven-day period when the operator only needs to conduct a single 15- minute flight. While we understand weather and technical limitations, putting out blanket NOTAMs will not lend itself to pilots and aircrew getting accurate safety data. This may actually cause the reverse. Given the nature of UAV operations, the Unit Procedures Specialist can generally turn around requests fairly quickly but the more lead time for coordination the better. Workload and summer staffing demands are variable and may impact on getting authorization in controlled airspace. Therefore , a minimum of 48
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  • Summer '14
  • mickey
  • certificate applicant, UAV Operations, Special Flight Operations, Flight Operations Certificate, Transport Canada Special

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