Can You Fly in the Winter?
Yes! Our Matrice 210 can operate in temperatures as cold as -20°C and with an IP43 rating it can also withstand rain. Keep in mind operating outside of the manufacturer’s recommended limitations (ie. temperature and wind speed) will invalidate the pilot’s insurance and SFOC.
Why Follow The Regulations?
For starters, failure to obtain an SFOC can result in fines up to $25,000. Failure to comply with the SFOC can result in fines up to $15,000. Even small drones pose a risk to manned aircraft; as demonstrated by tests performed at the University of Dayton Research Institute’s Impact Physics Lab.
What’s An SFOC?
A Special Flight Operations Certicate, or SFOC, is a requirement in order to fly a UAV for any non-recreational purpose. Our SFOC allows us to operate within Class C, D, E, F and G airspace, across Canada.
What is a UAV?
A UAV, or unmanned aerial vehicle, is an aircraft without a human pilot aboard. UAVs are also known as drones, RPAS (remotely piloted aircraft system), and UAS (unmanned aerial system).
Are Co-Pilots Required?
Yes. We have what is called a visual observer (VO) as a second pair of eyes on site to ensure the operation is safe. Some operations require more than one VO.
Can You Fly Tomorrow?
Yes, if the location is in Class G airspace. If the location is within controlled airspace we are required to give Nav Canada 3-4 days notice. This is subject to change on June 1st 2019.
What Do You Charge?
Many factors are taken into consideration. Hardware requirements, travel time, complexity/risk, and multi-flight operations to list a few. Contact us for an immediate quote.
Can you fly at night?
Yes! We are approved for night operations across Canada.