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New rules governing the commercial use of unmanned aerial systems has been released in Canada. Transport Canada released new details to the responsibilities of owners and operators and how Canada isn’t requiring UAS pilots to have licenses. However, owners and operators must complete a ground school course before being able to fly larger class UAS. Flight schools in Canada have began UAS courses which include online courses that are now legal under the new regulations. Commercial UAS pilots must be at least 18 years of age while in academic environments, 16 year-olds are eligible to fly smaller UASs with adult supervision.

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