The primary objective of the CAAA is to promote safety and education amongst its participating members. The CAAA works with federal and provincial government agencies to design policies that are fair and equitable and, above all, that protect both rural customers and urban dwellers. The CAAA advises regulatory agencies on matters pertaining to the safe and efficient aerial application of pesticides and other crop inputs.

Transport Canada Program Validation Inspection

Prior to Transport Canada announcing your next PVI, Members are encouraged to read document SUR 004, CAR 702 & 706, do an internal audit, which should be part of your Quality Assurance Program (CAR 706.07), verify you Operating Certificate, to see if it reflects your actual operation (CAR 702.07), review your manuals for compliance (CAR 702.82, 706.08), check if your maintenance schedules are current (CAR 706.07 and CAR 605.86) and make sure all of your paperwork is in order. In addition, consult with your inspector about holding your audit outside the application season so it does not provide a safety issue and allows you time during the off season to comply with any findings in a timely manner. The more you prepare for this, the easier it will be!

For more information, please refer to:

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CAAA Conference and Tradeshow

  • February 23 – 25, 2017 – The Fairmont Banff Springs, Banff, Alberta

Update to Stakeholders on Unmanned Air Vehicles

Following the consultation on the Notice of Proposed Amendment for small Unmanned Air Vehicles (UAVs), weighing 25 kg or less and operated within visual line-of-sight, Transport Canada has been finalizing the policy and regulatory framework.

The Department is currently developing proposed regulations that are expected to be made public in the Canada Gazette, Part I in spring 2017. Stakeholders and Canadians will have the opportunity to provide comments as part of the consultation period.

At this time, the regulatory exemptions (exemption for under 2 kg / exemption for 2 kg to 25 kg) remain valid and will be updated prior to their current expiry date of December 16, 2016. For those that cannot meet the conditions of the exemptions, until such time as the final regulations are published, you can apply for a Special Flight Operations Certificate.

The full document is now available for download in the Downloads and Forms section


Notice of Revised Service Charges has been posted.

702 Operators List Search

Transport Canada provides a complete search list of all operators that hold an approved 702 certificate

Operator List Search

List of Towers Owned by NetSet Communications and I-NetLink Wireless in Manitoba

As part of a proactive approach NetSet Communications has supplied the CAAA with a complete list of towers owned by their company in Manitoba. To view the list of towers please see here.

If you have any questions feel free to contact Deanna Danielson at 240-578-5600 or .

Online Store

The CAAA now accepts payments through the new Online Store. You may purchase or renew your membership or register for the Annual Conference & Trade Show.

Aerial Use Products List from PMRAUPDATED

The Current Aerial Use Products List from PMRA is now available for download in the Downloads and Forms section

Upcoming CAAA Events

2017 CAAA Conference & Tradeshow

  • Location: Banff, Alberta
  • Time: February 23, 2017 to February 25, 2017

Available exclusively in the Members Only Section:

  • Sample Maintenance, Operations & SMS Manuals
  • CAIR Safety Seminar Videos
  • Online Training
  • Nomination Forms for Scholarships & Awards
  • Educational Presentations
  • Bulletins
  • PMRA, Transport Canada & Transportation of Dangerous Goods Guidelines & Documents
  • Financial Statements
  • AGM Minutes
  • By-laws
  • And more!

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