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.
The Canadian Drone Academy will attend the 2017 Michelin Challenge Bibendum Movin’ On in Montreal. Organized by C2, Movin' On is a global summit for sustainable mobility that will be held at Arsenal Art Contemporaine June 13-15. Movin’ On invites scientists, creatives, engineers and people from all walks of life to come together and shape the future of clean mobility and the environment. The opportunities for Drones in the areas of renewable energy and resource management are limitless. The Canadian Drone Academy’s booth will host flight workshops and carry out drone races with their expert pilots leading the fun. Hope to see you there!
They're at it again! A day after The Priory School's science week, where the Canadian Drone Academy taught grades 5 and 6 the basics of Drone flight.The Priory school invited us again to their first ever Maker’s Faire. Similar to science week, the Canadian Drone Academy alongside other key guests were invited to host table booths showcasing their particular STEM specialities. The students weren’t the only ones thrilled to participate! Priory staff, parents and guests were eager to play with drones! Students of all ages under our wing learned drone safety and Canadian flight regulations. Once ready, students picked up micro-drone remotes and FPV goggles. Students were excited to stay afloat and perform flight maneuvers, ultimately hoping to challenge the deathly hoola hoop obstacle course in the gymnasium. "It was great to see the look on all the kids faces," says Nick Iversen, Canadian Drone Academy founder, "it's always a pleasure to work with the Priory School." The event aimed to introduce technology to the everyday curriculum, and most importantly teaching students that they too can be makers n’ movers in whatever they choose to do.
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Canadian Drone Academy was invited to the annual Priory school fundraiser "FORE" kids at the Metropolitan golf course in Montreal on may 18th 2017.
Helios Makerspace and the Canadian Drone Academy announced their partnership with a Spring 2017 open house. Guests of all ages were introduced to the new e-learning feature on the Canadian Drone Academy website and learned of the future drone courses that will taught at Helios Makerspace. Guest questions were answered, drones flew and Canadian Academy swag was handed out. One lucky winner received a free flying drones 101 course! The response from everyone was amazing and we had a many people sign up for our building drones 101 courses.
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We had an amazing opportunity to bring flying FPV and micro drone racing to 1000 people during the night @ Printemps du MAC’s “Jungala” XI edition. Everyone just loved the experience of flying around the museum on our micro drones flown by our expert pilots von & JM, you can see the video below. Canadian Drone Academy offers companies brand activation through creating interactive & immersive experiences around flying drones. We bring something new, exciting and cutting edge to your audience and give them something they have never done: flying a drone and experiencing what i feels like to be a bird. If your company needs brand activation at events or would like to do something new to drive some marketing towards your brand then we have something unique. Contact us for a quote.
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The Canadian Drone Academy had the pleasure to go over the new AMP Me offices to do some team building by teaching them how to build and fly some small micro FPV drones. We started the day with some basic Canadian rules & regulations to ensure that everyone has a good overview to operate a drone safely. We covered some basic theory around how drones work and their uses across many industries. We then sat down to do some hands on building of these micro drones with the team where we taught them the basic of soldering and how to build the drone. From there we got everyone up to do some basic flying 101 where everyone learned to use the controller to fly the drones in visual line of sight.
We will be going back the the AMP Me offices to follow up with them and teach them to fly FPV with our flying FPV 101 class. We will be even setting up a full micro drone racing track around their offices so they can enjoy racing around their drones whenever they need a brake from work.
We hope to get other startups involved with drone racing by offering the same team building course to eventually have a companies that would compete against each other under the FPV Canada drone racing league. If you're company is interested in doing team building with Canadian drone academy feel free to email us or call.
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