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Do you need a Transport Canada Drone Pilot Certificate to fly your drone in 2019?

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Do you need a Transport Canada Drone Pilot Certificate to fly your drone in 2019?

New 2019 drone regulations launched starting June 1, 2019... You may be wondering with the new 2019 Canadian Transport Canada drone regulations if you now need to get a drone pilot certificate or not. The answer is probably yes. Starting June 1st, 2019 everyone flying a drone will need a drone pilot certificate with the only exception being drones that are under 250 grams. You do not need a flight certificate for this.  As you can see in the image below from the Transport Canada website you must now pass an exam to operate a drone in Canada. Keep reading...

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Hobby King FCC Violation Drone Transceivers

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Hobby King FCC Violation Drone Transceivers

Media Contact: Will Wiquist, (202) 418-0509 will.wiquist@fcc.gov For Immediate Release FCC PROPOSES $2.8 MILLION FINE AGAINST HOBBYKING FOR MARKETING NONCOMPLIANT DRONE TRANSMITTERS Drone Video Transmitters Could Apparently Operate in Radio Frequency Bands Not Designated for Amateur Use & Transmit at Disruptive Power Levels — WASHINGTON, June 7, 2018—The Federal Communications Commission today proposed a $2.8 million fine against HobbyKing for marketing sixty-five models of devices used to relay video from drones to amateur drone operators which could apparently transmit in unauthorized radio frequency bands, including some that could also operate at excessive transmission power levels. Such unlawful transmissions could interfere...

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Canadian Drone Regulation Updates

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Canadian Drone Regulation Updates

Proposed New Regulations Update The Fall of 2018 is around the corner. We are keeping a close eye open for the release of The Canadian Gazette II due in 2018. Under current Canadian Law the House of Commons subcommittee on Transport and Infrastructure will have any changes or amendments for their rubber stamp. Then we will all see the changes in Regulations in CAR’s and associated Transport Canada documentation available on the Internet at Transports website and in the Canada Gazette II. The Canadian Drone Institute has been receiving quite a few requests from across Canada from current Commercial Drone...

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Transport Canada Remotely Piloted Aircraft Systems (RPAS formerly UAV) License

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Transport Canada Remotely Piloted Aircraft Systems (RPAS formerly UAV) License

The Canadian Drone Institute is a Transport Canada Compliant Ground School taught by Retired Transport Canada Commercial Pilots and licensed Transport Canada Airline Transport Pilots (ATP). What we offer : 10 Sections written by our Pilots for the Transport Canada Exam, with your Graduation Certificate. Contact The Canadian Drone Institute to find out more today – Your Canadian Drone School Ground School Course  Completing your SFOC Application for Transport Canada  Completing Your Radio Aeronautical License ROC-A for your SFOC  All three for $599 + HST.  Register For Your Transport Canada UAV/UAS Transport Canada SFOC Today! To learn more or to...

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What Does Drone School Compliance Really Mean?

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What Does Drone School Compliance Really Mean?

What Does Drone School Compliance Really Mean? On May 23rd, 2018 new proposed amendments were discussed  by Stakeholders and Transport Canada for Drone School Compliance Regulations in Canada. Notably, the terms UAV (Unmanned Aerial Vehicle) and UAS (Unmanned Aerial  Systems) are being reviewed for a possible change to RPAS (Remote Pilot Aerial Systems). We are in favor of the ICAO term UAS. Under current Canadian Law, the House of Commons subcommittee on Transport and Infrastructure will have any changes or amendments sent into Transportation Law in Canada Then we will all see the changes in Regulations in CAR’s and associated...

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