Drones Causing Accidents: A Valid Concern?
Watch the first 1:40 You've probably seen this video floating around the internet. It's a drone flying into a helicopter tail rotor causing a serious accident. Thankfully it's not real. This clip is an ad for a long running BBC series about a hospital emergency department and the writers needed something new and topical for their big anniversary. But the situation it depicts could really happen. What's to stop a ten year old from flying his new Phantom near a helicopter pad d
Two Simple Questions To Ask When Hiring A Drone Operator in Canada
Drone operators are popping up everywhere, and it may be easiest to just hire 'someone you know with a drone,' but commercial operators have to follow specific rules laid out by Transport Canada. Here are two questions to ask your potential UAV Operator: Do you have a valid SFOC (Special Flight Operations Certificate) to cover this location? You don’t need to go so far as to actually look at their SFOC, but be clear about where and when you expect them to operate so they can
Five Steps to Starting a Drone Business in Canada
Commercial drone work in Canada is increasing every day and more and more people are interested in starting a business, whether as a side project, or as a way out of their current career. Here are five steps to get your UAV business off the ground: 1. Become a legal business This process varies province to province, but basically if you operate under a different name than your own you need to register it as a business. Visit http://www.canadabusiness.ca/eng/page/2730/ to get