New Canadian Drone Regulations Announced!

Published January 13, 2019

Last week, the Canadian Transport Minister Marc Garneau announced changes to drone regulations that will be coming into effect on June 1, 2019.  In the video below I’ve outline some further details about the new framework, including the Basic and Advanced level of pilot licensing.

Below are some links that you will find useful as a Canadian drone operator leading up to June ...

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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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WWD Podcast – Episode 12: Bill Gaylord at AirData

Published January 30, 2018

Our guest is Bill Gaylord, who is a President and CEO at AirData UAV!  Formerly called HealthyDrones, AirData provides UAV pilots and fleet operators with innovative flight data analytics for preventive maintenance, regulatory reporting, general aircraft health, and flight performance.  I started using AirData’s cloud ...

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Navigating the Permitting Process for Commercial UAV Work in Canada

Published August 24, 2016  |  Last updated: Feb 2, 2018

Laws and permits…Yes, please control your enthusiasm!  It may not be the most exciting part of the process, but a necessary step to do business with drones is to abide by the rules and regulations set out in your country for commercial UAV work.

Before you read any further, this post focuses on Canadian laws and regulations for drones up to 25 kg.   Continue Reading →


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