Canadian Drone Academy is proud to announce its partnership with Fat Shark to start selling their new Fat Shark 101 Drone Training System. Fat Shark has been the number 1 goggle manufacturer for FPV goggles worldwide, we are excited to represent them as Canadian educational partners and resellers of their great products.
Fat Shark's 101 Kit comes with everything needed to train for and get started in the world of sport drones. Including a custom-designed quadcopter, Recon goggles and a professional-grade radio that works directly with simulators, the kit is ready to fly right out of the box. The Shark Quad is agile enough to fly indoors and strong enough to fly outside. With flight modes for entry-level and experienced pilots, it comes with simple, USB-chargeable batteries and spare parts for easy repairs. Use the Shark Radio in stabilized or advanced modes to fly the quad with the smooth, professional-grade gimbals and tune into the whole experience on Fat Shark's Recon FPV goggles. Each component of the 101 Kit can be upgraded. The Recon goggles can be used with other quads while Fat Shark's Dominator V3, HD3 and Attitude V4 headsets also work with the kit. Upon registration, Fat Shark's 101 Kit also comes with free access to the Drone Racing League simulator (a $20 value) and three months of Academy of Model Aeronautics (AMA) membership and insurance. In addition, online training videos and a detailed guide are included to help train new pilots.
You can pre order the kit for 249.99$ USD or directly from us in Canada for 349.99 CAD.
The Canadian Drone Academy has been flying non-stop! We kicked off the month of July with our drone activation event for Loto Quebec at the Festival d’ètè de Quebec 2017.
The Canadian Drone Academy (CDA) will be featured as the title sponsor for the Vancouver Drone Expo on August 19th at the Burnaby Sports Complex. The expo will host the West Coast Canadian Drone Nationals racing qualifier and an International Drone Racing Association (IDRA) race. In addition to competition, the curious, drone hobbyists and racing pros alike are invited to partake in the family friendly and educational events offered by the Canadian Drone Academy. “The Canadian Drone Academy was created to easily get people into drone racing and the hobby,” says Nick Iversen, founder of the Canadian Drone Academy, “we are very happy to support the Vancouver drone expo by bringing educational content and experiences to this great event, allowing people to try it out first hand.”
When Moment Factory and AMPme organized the light show on the Jacques Cartier bridge for Montreal’s 375th anniversary, commercial drone pilot Antoine Léger was allowed to film it all. “I felt very privileged to be part of the team by filming and lending out very beautiful images,” says Léger, who was involved from the very beginning. This once in a lifetime opportunity came as a result of his standing specialized flight operations certification. Ledger was able to practice and perfect his flight plans for the big day without a need to apply for a lengthy flight approval each time. There are many misconceptions about what a standing specialized flight operations certification is and who qualifies for it. The confusion is understandable, as recreational SFOCs were implemented only a couple of months ago. As a result, both old and new drone pilots unknowingly limit themselves.