Posts Tagged 'uav'

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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WWD Podcast Episode #19 – Will Brown at Strategic NRC

Published Oct 8, 2018

Our guest is Will Brown, who is UAV Technician at Strategic Natural Resource Consultants!  For this podcast episode, I decided that it was time to bring in a fellow colleague to discuss commercial unmanned aircraft and some of the work that I’m also involved in at Strategic.  I have worked with Will ...

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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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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 #17 – Dr. Gregory Crutsinger from Scholar Farms

Published May 27, 2018

Our guest is Dr. Gregory Crutsinger, who is the Founder of Scholar Farms!  It was great to chat with Gregory, who is an ecologist that has combined his interest and knowledge of plant science with the world of remote sensing and unmanned aircraft systems.  Following his tenure as an Assistant Professor at the University of British Columbia, he has had the chance to work ...

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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 11: Jason Hagon at GeoDrone Survey

Published November 6, 2017

Our guest is Jason Hagon, who is a Director at GeoDrone Survey!  With a geospatial background from the University of Aberdeen and ongoing research efforts with the UAS Centre for Environmental Monitoring and Mapping (UCEMM), Jason began GeoDrone survey along with his partner Jonathan Adams in 2016, and have seen some great early success.  Their drone mapping efforts have included a flight mission on an ...

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