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Data Capture is Only the First Step for Any Drone Service Provider

Published August 22, 2019

With recent changes to the Canadian drone regulations (back on June 1st), I started to think more about the last 5 years in the commercial drone industry.  A lot has changed over this period, with plenty of players arriving and exiting from the scene. I should know, as I was one of them back in early 2016, folding my company Crop Sensors after an arduous attempt to enter the ...

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WWD Podcast Episode #23 – Matt Nanney from AECOM

Published August 1, 2019

Our guest is Matt Nanney, who is a Mobile Technology Lead & UAS Manager at AECOM!  After I spent nearly 8 years with AECOM in the Burnaby office in Canada, I thought I would check back in with the company that gave me a great start to my career.  Matt joined me from the Raleigh, North Carolina office – one of many ...

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Active on the Aeronautical: Improving Your UAV Flight Communications

Published Oct 9, 2018

If you’re a new user of drones on the job site, and you didn’t come from an aviation background, then using an aeronautical (VHF, or airband) radio can be a new process for many.  Becoming knowledgeable on the proper use of this type of radio is crucial for safe UAV flight operations in Canada, which is why it is a component of Transport Canada’s knowledge requirements ...

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NavCanada Coordination for Commercial UAV Flights in Canada

Published on June 11, 2018

When you’re just starting out with commercial drone work in Canada, there are a lot of directives to pay attention to in order to stay in compliance with regulations. One of the crucial steps to take in order to keep you flying safe is to send in proper notification 24-48 hours prior to your commercial UAV flights to NavCanada.  If a Notice to Airmen (NOTAM) is required, then a NavCanada rep will ...

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New to Mapping with Drones? 7 Areas to Focus on for Success

Published on May 1, 2018 | Last updated on May 9, 2018

There are many drone users out there that have some experience with photo and video capture, but haven’t conducted many mapping missions with their UAVs. If you are just starting to explore how you can create quality maps with your drone’s data, or you are looking for extra tips, then this post is for you.  Below is a list of ...

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WWD Podcast – Episode 14: Steve Rhode with the Wake Forest Fire Department

Published March 22, 2018

Our guest is Steve Rhode, who is the Chief Pilot with the Wake Forest Fire Department!  Steve has an interesting and varied background in addition to his UAV Pilot role with the fire department. He is also a photojournalist serving many news organizations in the Raleigh, North Carolina area and he runs ...

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