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 ... Continue Reading →
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 ... Continue Reading →
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 ... Continue Reading →
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 →
Published on October 23, 2017
There are a number of commercial UAV operators in Canada that are attempting to operate under exemptions to the Canadian permit framework (flying with no Special Flight Operations Certificate, or SFOC in hand). If you’re in this ... Continue Reading →
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 →