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TP15263 Foreign Pilot Course

TP15263 Foreign Pilot Course

  If you are not a Canadian citizen, permanent resident, or a corporation which is incorporated by, or under federal or provincial jurisdiction, this course is for you! IT'S EASIER THAN YOU THINK 1. Take a TP15263 compliant ground school 2. Apply for your SFOC with...

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An Ode to the Misinformed: A Poetic Rant

An Ode to the Misinformed: A Poetic Rant

BLOG You call it all a cash grab But what you haven’t seen Is the thousands of hours of prep and processing That Transport Canada has done for free   Literal THOUSANDS of SFOC applications Without any fees Not to mention requests and...

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Meet the Team: Adam

Meet the Team: Adam

Blog At Coastal Drone Co, our team is what sets us apart from the rest. We are proud to have some of the most knowledgeable, passionate, and experienced people in the business with us. We are excited to introduce you to the people who work every day to help you become...

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Site Survey Primer

Site Survey Primer

We get a lot of questions from people wondering how to properly conduct a site survey.
Wonder no more!
We’ve made a video that will run you through the site survey requirements, resources to use and how to efficiently and safely prepare for flights.

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Meet the Team: Alec

Meet the Team: Alec

Blog At Coastal Drone Co, our team is what sets us apart from the rest. We are proud to have some of the most knowledgeable, passionate, and experienced people in the business with us. We are excited to introduce you to the people who work every day to help you become...

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Meet the Team: Kate

Meet the Team: Kate

Blog At Coastal Drone Co, our team is what sets us apart from the rest. We are proud to have some of the most knowledgeable, passionate, and experienced people in the business with us. We are excited to introduce you to the people who work every day to help you become...

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TP15263 Foreign Pilot Course

Flying As A Foreign Operator

Blog CHANGES AS OF MARCH 9, 2020 Recreational flying by foreign pilots is now restricted due to the number of applications received by Transport Canada. Foreign operators If you are a foreign operator (that is, you are not a Canadian citizen, permanent resident or a...

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Best Drones for 2019

Best Drones for 2019

Blog Summer is coming, and that means drone (well.. technically RPAS) season is upon us! The good weather is going to lead to a lot of fantastic opportunities to get footage with your RPAS but it’s important to make sure that when you fly, you are obeying all the...

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How to Get Your Advanced Certification

How to Get Your Advanced Certification

Blog If you are someone who enjoys flying drones, you’ve probably been looking forward to summer all year long! As the good weather approaches, flying conditions get more reliable and the opportunity to do cool things with your RPAS is always nearby. As of June 1,...

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How to Get Your Advanced Certification

How to Get Your Basic Certification

Blog If you are someone who enjoys flying drones, you’ve probably been looking forward to summer all year long! As the good weather approaches, flying conditions get better, the weather gets more reliable, and the opportunity to do cool things with your RPAS is always...

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New Drone Regulation FAQs

New Drone Regulation FAQs

Haven’t had a chance to view the new regulations? Check out our other post with a link to download the Gazette.   Now that many have had a chance to review the regulations published by Transport Canada on January 9th, inevitably many questions have been raised. Quick note before we get into this – the new […]

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Regulation Update from Transport Canada

Regulation Update from Transport Canada

On Wednesday, May 23rd 2018, Transport Canada (TC) hosted approximately 40 unmanned aerial system stakeholders across the spectrum of industry, training providers, non-profits, manufacturers, and operators to discuss proposed changes to the regulations proposed in Canada Gazette 1 (CG1). A summary document from TC was stated to be published shortly following the session. It should […]

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How To Check The Weather For Flying

How To Check The Weather For Flying

Checking the weather is a vital step in analyzing a flight area, but it’s more than just sticking your head out the window. There are a lot of resources out there to help you evaluate effectively. I’m here to familiarize you with them and increase your confidence in assimilating data, including speaking to NavCanada agents […]

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Clearing Up Drone Misconceptions

Clearing Up Drone Misconceptions

By now, most people, especially if you live somewhere scenic like the Pacific Northwest, have seen drones flying over their hiking path or lake view. They’ve heard the buzzing of the machine as its propellers zip through the air. They’ve seen one or two get too close for comfort or land in a tree branch […]

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Living Up to Our Name

Living Up to Our Name

Coast to Coast to Coast With accurate flight records, extensive training, good timing and a sprinkle of luck, Coastal Drone Co. became the first (or so thinks our Transport Canada inspector) holder of a National Special Flight Operation Certificate (SFOC) in Canada. This certification allows us to better serve our large clients who operate in multiple […]

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How to Travel With Your Drone

How to Travel With Your Drone

Securing the Aircraft and All the “Bits” Most aircraft come with a box, bag, or some sort of carrying case. If that won’t provide the protection you need, check out hard cases with foam cutouts to protect your gear. You can buy laser cut foam that is specific to your machine, or craft your own […]

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FAQ for Prospective Drone Pilots

FAQ for Prospective Drone Pilots

So you’re interested in becoming a drone pilot? Or maybe you are just looking to hire drone services? Before you take the jump, we’re here to answer your questions. What are drones good at? High quality aerial shots (that have way more detail than google maps) Video tours of facilities or sites Showcasing equipment, locations, or […]

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