Flying a drone in the Halifax Regional Municipality

On June 1, 2019 new Transport Canada regulations came into effect. Ensure you know the rules.

Most of the Halifax Regional Municipality is a No Drone Zone due to the number of Heliports. The shaded areas on the map below shows the No Drone Zones. These zones include 1.6 kilometres around each heliport and the Class D controlled airspace, Shearwater Control Zone.

The Shearwater Control Zone is a circular zone of 5NM (9.3 km) encompassing portions of Montague Gold Mines to the north, Lawrencetown to the east, Long Lake to the west, and Approaches into Halifax Harbour to the south.

There are no Basic Operations allowed within the Control Zone, only Advanced Operations. If operating within 3 NM (5.6 km) of Shearwater Airfield a Special Flight Operators Certificate is required.

No drone zone map

If you have a valid drone Pilot Certificate – Advanced Operations and want to fly your registered marked drone in the Shearwater Control Zone, please contact 12 Wing Operations to begin the approval process.

Phone: 902-720-1303
Fax: 902-720-1835

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