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Lies, damned lies, and drone statistics

flitelab.com - Wed, 10/18/2017 - 05:11
As Mark Twain once said: There are three kinds of lies: lies, damned lies, and statistics. With recent comments from the Minister of Transport in Canada regarding the number of drone incidents this seems all too true.  In the Minister’s recent statement on the Quebec City drone incident it was stated: For 2017, to date […]
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The Minister Who Cried Drone…

flitelab.com - Tue, 10/17/2017 - 14:45
The events of Oct 12th over Quebec City where the reports of a drone collision with a manned aircraft are now worldwide news.  As we wrote on a few days ago there are many items that need to be questioned and considered at this stage given the few details we know. As of today the […]
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Reported Canadian Drone Aircraft Collision – Things to Consider

flitelab.com - Mon, 10/16/2017 - 06:06
The past few days the media has been filled with stories of the Oct 12th reported collision between a drone and a passenger aircraft, as outlined in this CBC story, one of many now being published world wide. As Per the CADORS report: A Beech A100 operated by Sky Jet (C-GJBV / SJ512), flying from […]
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Proposed Canadian UAV Regs Review – Still No LiDAR Allowance

flitelab.com - Thu, 08/17/2017 - 07:37
Under existing regulations the use of laser payloads, such as LiDAR requires a special approval from Health Canada as well as a “special” SFOC for such use. This will not change in the proposed new regulations, laser devices such as LiDAR will still require an SFOC, and are excluded under the new regulation primary allowances. […]
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Transport Canada UAS Task Force

flitelab.com - Thu, 08/17/2017 - 03:31
As part of the recent Transport Canada regulatory engagement sessions on the proposed new UAV regulations was also the introduction of the newly created UAS Task Force.  It was noted during the session that this new group was formed as a result of new budget in 2017. As per the presentation the Task Force is […]
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Transport Canada UAS Session Presentation Slides

flitelab.com - Thu, 08/17/2017 - 03:14
The following is a PDF copy of the Transport Canada UAS Regulatory Engagement Session slides that are being presented in the ongoing cross country meetings discussing the upcoming proposed UAV regulations: UAS Session Presentation Slides PDF
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London FIC NOTAM Info

flitelab.com - Thu, 08/17/2017 - 03:07
We received the following from a reader in Ontario that was asked to share some info they received from Nav Canada London FIC in regards to NOTAMs, as outlined below: All drone operators who file NOTAMs (Notice to Airmen) with the London FIC are requested to file these NOTAMs in the afternoon or evening (as […]
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