Applying for your Drone License
Technically its a "Transport Canada RPAS Certificate" either BASIC or ADVANCED for VLOS operations. You'll need to do some reading and planning. Great place to start is:
The new Transport Canada Web Portal HERE
1. If you just want to fly legally simply register your drone. and pass the on-line Basic UAV Test to 60%, here. (You can get basic or advanced training courses available from schools across Canada. Here is a list. I happen to be listed at Clarion Drone Academy, but I'm not an employee there. No Flight Test for BASIC, just pass the on-line exam.
2. If you want to fly commercially you'll need to pass the Advanced Exam, here 80% and then do a Flight Review with an approved reviewer like myself. Here's a list of them.
3. Contact me any time, but before we can actually do the review you will need to bring your Advanced License Certificate and the unique "Reference Number" that certifies you have passed the Advanced Exam. This number is issued by the Transport Canada Drone Management Portal here. The first time you click there you will need to register with some legal ID to be given access to the Portal.
PART IX - The Actual Amendment
DAY - NIGHT - ALL WEATHER & IR
5. The affects of weather on UAV performance and the ability to identify critical weather situations;
6. The identification of hazardous in-flight situations and collision avoidance requirements and procedures; and
7. Your UAV systems, limitations, normal procedures and emergency procedures.
"Airmanship is the consistent use of good judgment and well-developed skills to accomplish flight objectives. This consistency is founded on a cornerstone of uncompromising flight discipline and is developed through systematic skill acquisition and proficiency. A high state of situational awareness completes the airmanship picture and is obtained through knowledge of one’s self, aircraft, environment, team and risk." (author unknown)