Posts Tagged 'RPAS'

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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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 #22 – Didi Horn from SkyX

Published April 10, 2019

Our guest is Didi Horn, who is the Founder and CEO of SkyX!  I caught up with Didi Horn just prior to my deployment to the Solomon Islands for an oil spill response (what an experience!), so I’m a bit late posting this.  It was a great conversation with Didi – we discussed milestones reached and future plans of this Canadian RPAS ...

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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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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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Mapping Drones Incidents in Canada

Published December 9, 2018

Drones and planes colliding, shotguns being fired at quadcopters, and hospitalizations from drone crashes.  I don’t mean to be sensational here, but these situations can all be found in the Canadian Civil Aviation Daily Occurrence Reporting System (CADORS). As described on the official Transport Canada website:

Transport Canada collects aviation occurrence information through CADORS. The purpose of the system is to provide initial information on occurrences involving any Canadian-registered aircraft as well ...

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