The Staff Instruction No. 623-001 is a document published for Transport Canada inspectors that guides them in the review and processing of an application for Special Flight Operations Certificate (SFOC) of a drone. However, this document was made available to the public so that applicants can make more complete and structured applications.
The SI 623-001 details the information required by article 603.97 of the CARs and clarifies some of Transport Canada’s expectations towards UAV operations.
The inspectors reviewing SFOC application expect every applicant to read and understand the SI 623-001.