Report a drone incident

If this is an emergency (there is imminent danger presented by the drone), call 9-1-1 first.

Report unsafe drone use

Complete and submit this form if you think someone is flying a drone in an irresponsible manner without a permit (for example, flying close to other aircraft, near aerodromes, or at a high altitude).

This form is for reporting drone incidents only

To report an incident relating to aircraft, airports and aerodromes:

Filling the form will only take you a few minutes. We will review your report and take appropriate action when necessary.

Drone incident report form

Date and location of incident
Primary concern (required)

Is your primary concern:

Description of incident

Was the drone flying (click all that apply):

Evidence
Contact information

As we look into this report, we may need to contact you for more information. If you agree to be contacted, complete the following fields. Otherwise, leave them blank and submit your report.

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Disclaimer

Information submitted through this form will be forwarded to a technical expert for review. Please note, however, that feedback on issues submitted through this means cannot always be provided.

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