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Do You Need an Advanced Drone (RPAS) Pilot's Certificate to Operate Your Drone Business ?

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Do You Need an Advanced Drone (RPAS) Pilot's Certificate to Operate Your Drone Business ?

The answer is most yes if your drone is over 250 grams. Transport Canada has released new drone safety regulations starting on June 1st, 2019 that will affect your business.  Most importantly you need to realize that operating a drone business in Canada will mean new penalties and fines if you do not carry a basic or advanced license -  Penalties You could face serious penalties, including fines and/or jail time, if you break the rules. Fines for individuals up to $1,000 for flying without a drone pilot certificate up to $1,000 for flying unregistered or unmarked drones up to $1,000 for flying...

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The Canadian Drone Institute to Partner with Two Colleges to Teach Students New Drone Courses for 2019

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The Canadian Drone Institute to Partner with Two Colleges to Teach Students New Drone Courses for 2019

The Canadian Drone Institute will be shortly announcing a partnership program between two major community colleges in Atlantic Canada. The Canadian Drones Institutes Advisory Board is comprised of retired Transport Canada airline transport pilots, Transport Canada commercial pilots and Transport Canada commercial flight school instructors. We firmly believe that in 2019 forward, the Canadian drone industry will be creating substantial job opportunities for students in the associated areas of advanced drone operations, advanced pilot skills, software development and aviation flight engineering. Our advanced drone course will allow the student to complete the Transport Canada 2019 exam based on the knowledge requirements...

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Transport Canada Advanced Drone Pilot Flight Certificate $249

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Transport Canada Advanced Drone Pilot Flight Certificate $249

$179.95. This is the cost of our new March 15th online interactive course for your Advanced Drone Ground School. This online course will fully prepare you to write your Transport Canada Advanced exam before the new Regulations come into effect on June 01, 2019.

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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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