The CED has more than 120,000 km2 of flight area for VLOS and BVLOS operations near the airport.

Access to regulated CYR zones

Organizations and operators of RPAS of all sizes can reserve their airspace to carry out their tests. The zones have been defined as class F restricted status airspace (CYR). They can be activated separately and on demand with a NOTAM.
CYR 651

Extends from surface to 6,000 ft ASL. It covers an area of 271 km² (105 miles²).

CYR 652

Extends from 3,500 ft to 12,500 ft ASL. It covers an area of 27 km² (10 miles²) and maybe used to perform a shuttle climb to class B airspace.

CYR 653

Extends from 2,000 ft to 8,000 ft ASL. It covers an area of 476 km² (184 miles²).

CYR 654

Extends from surface to 2,000 ft ASL. It covers an area of 238 km² (92 miles²).

CYR 655

Extends from surface to 2,000 ft ASL. It covers an area of 51 km² (20 miles²). This strip along the shore of Lac-St-Jean will not be activated. It is rather used to leave a corridor for pilots wishing to tour the lake.

CYR 656

Extends from surface to 2,000 ft ASL. It covers an area of 187 km² (72 miles²).

CYR 657

Extends from 4,000 ft to 18,000 ft ASL. It covers an area of 4,276 km²(1,651 miles²). It is used primarily for BVLOS (Beyond Visual Line of Sight) flights of MALE (Medium Altitude Long Endurance) UAS (Unmanned Aerial System) which are expected to fly through class B airspace from CYR652.

CYR 658

Extends from 18,000 ft to 28,000 ft ASL. It is super imposed on CYR657 and covers an area of 4,276 km² (1,651 miles²). It is primarily used for BVLOS flights.

Access to restricted military flying areas

CYR 628, 629, 630, 640 and 643
The National Defence (3 Wing Bagotville) has authorized the CED to use its restricted flying areas, typically used for the Royal Canadian Air Force aircraft testing. These flying areas cover various altitudes, from 6,000ft. up to 31,000ft., and cover a region of 120,000 km2 (46,333 miles2). Established many years ago, these areas allow for secure operations, away from manned systems if required.
  • Flexible areas
  • Low private and commercial air traffic
  • Environment covering a diverse landscape
  • All-season environment with diverse weather conditions
  • Class F airspace
  • Very low population density
  • More than 120,000 km2 of airspace 

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