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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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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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