Posts Tagged 'drones'

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.

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WWD Podcast Episode #20 – Kwasi Perry at UAV Survey Incorporated

Published December 11, 2018

Our guest is Kwasi Perry, who is the Founder of UAV Survey Incorporated!  I enjoyed chatting with Kwasi, who has been active with unmanned aircraft in the commercial sector for years now, serving clients in a variety of sectors.  It was great to catch Kwasi before his trip to the African continent, where he is travelling with a number of different drones ...

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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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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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WWD Podcast – Episode 10: Joel Kaiser at WeRobotics

Published August 31, 2017

Our guest is Joel Kaiser, who is an International Project Director with WeRobotics!  With over 15 years of experience in humanitarian aid and disaster response, he has now shifted his focus into the integration of drones to assist in these areas.  I’m glad that I didn’t have to go more than ten ...

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The Latest Wave in the Commercial Drone Market

Published on July 12, 2017

Here in BC when we operate our UAVs, we aren’t often dealing with flat farmer’s fields, endless sight lines and perfect weather.  We are operating in areas with steep terrain, coastal conditions, high winds and challenging takeoff and landing areas with tall timber and limited space.  With these factors to manage, the traditional skid landing that many fixed wing UAVs perform becomes problematic.  I’ve been researching ...

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WWD Podcast – Episode 8: Peter Seeley, Professional Photogrammetrist

Published July 11, 2017

Our guest is Peter Seeley, a photogrammetrist with 30 years of experience in the industry!  Photogrammetry is such an integral part of commercial UAV work today, and allows for the high value data products that countless drone companies deliver to clients. While working with Strategic ...

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WWD Podcast – Episode 7: Kate Kienapple at Coastal Drone Co.

Our guest is Kate Kienapple at Coastal Drone Co!  It was great to catch up with Kate who has a background as a commercial pilot and years of experience in the UAV training and services space.  I experienced Kate’s UAV ground school training first hand as she was my original instructor, and following that I also had the opportunity to work directly with her at ...

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WWD Podcast – Episode 6: Craig Defleming at Sassin Diversified Technologies

Our guest is Craig Defleming at Sassin Tech!  For this episode, I invited Craig Defleming on the podcast who is an experienced builder of custom unmanned aircraft systems.  He has helped our company by delivering some different custom built multirotor and fixed wing drones that we have been able to use on site for clients. While custom builds may not be a common choice ...

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