UAV regulations

What to Expect During Your Flight Review (Advanced Drone Operations in Canada)

Published May 9, 2019

If you are operating small Remotely Piloted Aircraft Systems (RPAS) in Canada (under 25 kg), you have a couple of different options to get licensed, depending how you would like to operate.  You must be licensed to fly after June 1, 2019 in Canada, when the new regulations come into effect. If you would like to fly in controlled airspace, over bystanders, or within 30 metres ...

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WWD Podcast Episode #21 – Philip Reece from Indro Robotics

Published January 28, 2019

Our guest is Philip Reece, CEO of InDro Robotics!  2019 is going to be an exciting year in the drone world.  Companies like InDro Robotics, headquartered here in British Columbia, add to that excitement.  I had an great chat with Philip Reece, who opened up about what has made InDro Robotics excel in ...

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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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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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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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A Map of Drone-Related Violations in Canada

Published on December 18, 2017

For every legitimate drone operator out there, there is an equal number that are not playing by the rules here in Canada.  Even some people with good intentions find themselves in illegal territory by misunderstanding the Transport Canada rules, which can be convoluted at times.  I came upon Transport Canada’s corporate and non-corporate offender’s data, and I included my findings in an interactive map below.  Data from the Continue Reading →

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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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