While they advise viewers to “always educate yourself on the current law and regulations of the country, state, province, or locality you’re flying in,” it appears the creators of a recreational drone video recently posted to YouTube would do well to take their own advice.
The video, shot and posted by Rotor Riot, shows a drone flying super close to – and performing a nosedive near – the Alex Fraser Bridge.
And, under new Canadian drone laws introduced earlier this year, this might just be illegal.
Under the law, recreational drone operators are not permitted to fly their machines within nine kilometres of airport, heliport, aerodrome, or water runways for float planes.
Recreational drones also aren’t allowed within 75 metres of vehicles, people, or buildings.
“Tommy and Drew venture up to the great Northwest, into the Canadian outback,” the video’s description reads. “Up there, they find the mythical MattyStuntz, who inspires Tommy to fly an amazing 1st flight in this magical location. Click play to see what happens next!”
It remains to be seen what in fact, will happen next from a legal point of view, but in the meantime here is the video. Take a look and judge for yourself.