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

Provincial and national parks are no-drone zones

Oct 13, 2016 2:02:13 PM

It's true that nobody is allowed to fly their drone in a national or provincial park without a special exemption. But don't take it too personally — flying any aircraft in a national or provincial park is prohibited, and drones just happen to...

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. 

Drone building inspection, urban and rural

Aug 29, 2016 11:16:50 AM

When it comes to commercial drone use, building inspection — like aerial photography — just makes sense.

Why do drone operators need insurance coverage?

Aug 17, 2016 12:45:28 PM

THOUGH THEY CERTAINLY REPRESENT A SEGMENT OF THE MARKETPLACE, it’s a misconception to think of drone operators as kids in a park playing with remotecontrolled toys. “Make no mistake: unmanned aircraft enthusiasts are aviators,” said U.S....

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