Following our success at Festival d’ete de Quebec, we did it again at Just for Laughs!

 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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