Don’t get burned! Keep drones away from forest fires.
Aaron McCrorie, head of aviation safety regulations at Transport Canada, reminds you that flying your drone near a forest fire is both dangerous and illegal. You could be fined $25,000 and even go to jail.
0:02 HI, I’M AARON MCCRORIE, HEAD OF AVIATION SAFETY REGULATIONS AT TRANSPORT CANADA.
YOU MAY HAVE HEARD ABOUT PEOPLE FLYING THEIR UNMANNED AIR VEHICLES, OR DRONES, OVER FOREST FIRES.
NOT ONLY IS THIS EXTREMELY DANGEROUS, IT’S AGAINST THE LAW.
[Aaron voiceover: WHEN YOU FLY YOUR UAV OR DRONE NEAR A FIRE, FIREFIGHTERS AND OTHER EMERGENCY WORKERS CAN’T DO THEIR JOBS.
YOU CAUSE DELAYS AND DISTRACTIONS, AND PUT LIVES AT RISK.
YOU COULD BE FINED UP TO 25 THOUSAND DOLLARS, AND COULD EVEN GO TO JAIL. End of voiceover]
SO DON’T GET BURNED. ALWAYS THINK SAFETY FIRST AND KEEP YOUR UAV OR DRONE AWAY FROM FOREST FIRES.