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Drone Program Startup – A Cost Benefit Analysis

Drone Program Startup – A Cost Benefit Analysis

No matter what the size or complexity of your drone operation, there are certain considerations that every operator should be aware of to decide if an internal company drone program makes sense, or if that is something that would be better outsourced to a third party.

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Transport Canada’s Regulatory Update from UC18

Transport Canada’s Regulatory Update from UC18

NOTICE: check out our new post about the rules that are now in effect! At the end of October, Transport Canada presented a regulatory update at Unmanned Canada- Unmanned System Canada’s fall conference in Vancouver, BC. While specifics such as release dates for the highly anticipated regulations were not a part of the announcements, we […]

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3 Steps to Successfully Implement Drones in your Business

3 Steps to Successfully Implement Drones in your Business

It’s easy to get excited about drones. Unless you have an Aston Martin equipped with missile launchers in your garage, drones are the closest thing to a Bond gadget that you can actually buy. There are ample predictions estimating the global drone industry to be worth over a hundred billion dollars within the next two […]

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Sensors and Payloads: The Way Drones Make Money

Sensors and Payloads: The Way Drones Make Money

When it comes to making money with your drone, it all comes down to the payload. Really, the drone is just a tool for putting the camera or another sensor into an area that was too expensive or prohibitive to do otherwise. This is where the drone industry gets exciting. What applications can you dream […]

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Transport Canada’s UAV Exemptions

Transport Canada’s UAV Exemptions

There’s a Canadian Aviation Regulation that says all UAV flights need to have an SFOC or Special Flight Operations Certificate. 602.41 No person shall operate an unmanned air vehicle in flight except in accordance with a special flight operations certificate or an air operator certificate. To allow some low-risk fights to happen without needing to […]

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