Transport Canada tweaks drone regulations, making flying more accessible

Jun 28, 2017 12:47:49 PM

Earlier this year, Transport Canada released a volley of new regulations around legal drone use in Canada. Now they've updated those rules in Interim Order No. 8 - Respecting the Use of Model Aircraft.

Four ways a drone's bird's eye view is helping biologists

Jun 13, 2017 11:11:05 AM

Anyone who has seen Planet Earth II will know that drones were instrumental in getting some of the amazing footage featured in the hit BBC documentary.

How ranchers are using UAVs as the ultimate ranch hands

May 24, 2017 1:11:24 PM

When many people think of a ranch, they think of it as a place untouched by modern technology. But as drone technology begins to offer more and better services, it is altering many industries — and ranching is no exception.

How drones are branching out with forestry

Mar 14, 2017 3:14:17 PM

Using a new technology such as UAVs – also known as drones – in the forestry sector was inevitable. Since Canada has forest coverage of up to 40 per cent of its land mass, any new method to make the task of managing this sustainable resource...

How to use your drone in a Canadian winter

Dec 8, 2016 4:20:21 PM

Just because winter has arrived, doesn't mean you have to put the drone away. If you're a photographer, this is a fantastic time of year to get those one-in-a-million winter shots. If you use a drone for other business purposes, you can't just...

How drones are poised to revolutionize the roofing industry

Dec 7, 2016 5:11:35 PM

Before starting any roofing project, it's important to get a scope of the job. One way to do that is by climbing up and visually inspecting the building for damage and wear and tear.

Do I need an SFOC if I'm flying my drone indoors?

Nov 16, 2016 8:00:00 AM

Great question! Believe it or not, you aren't the first one to wonder this.

Mining from the sky

Nov 3, 2016 3:42:59 PM

How drones are using sensory and photographic data to create efficiencies in mining

Sample SFOC application

Sep 7, 2016 3:20:55 PM

So you know you need a Special Flight Operations Certificate (SFOC), but maybe you aren't sure where to start. What kind of information does Transport Canada want? What does a typical SFOC look like?

What's the difference between a UAV and a drone?

Aug 31, 2016 9:00:00 AM

For anyone new to the world of unmanned aerial systems, unmanned aerial vehicles, quadcopters or drones, the terminology might be a little confusing. 

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