Thoughts on Remote Identification of Drones

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) in the US has proposed requiring drones and their operators to remotely identify their drones during flight operations. This requirement would require upgrades to at least the software on board the drones and the controllers, and may also require new hardware in new drones to be fully compliant. They are … Read more

2019 Drone Summary

I purchased a DJI Mavic Air drone in December 2018, and I started flying it in January 2019. I made an effort to fly my drone as much as I could, and according to Dronelogbook, I flew it 121 times for 9 hours, 54 minutes and 56 seconds. I mostly fly it to record trains, … Read more

DJI Drones Grounded by US Agency

Multiple news sources are reporting that the US Department of the Interior has stopped using Chinese-made drones, except for those currently involved in emergency activities. The DoI “conserves and manages [America’s] natural resources and cultural heritage for the benefit and enjoyment of the American people.” As part of that mission, the agency uses drones for … Read more

Hunting With Drones

Mike Holland, the minister of Energy and Resource Development in the province of New Brunswick, says that you can’t use drones to help you hunt. This shouldn’t really be a surprise, but apparently this needed to be said. The New Brunswick Fish and Wildlife Act says you can’t use aircraft for hunting, except as a … Read more

Medicine Delivery by Drone

In mid August 2019, a drone delivered medicine to an island off Vancouver Island in Canada. This was billed as a historic flight, and it was. The drone – apparently one of InDro Robotics’ M210C drones – flew an EpiPen and naloxone from London Drugs in Duncan, Vancouver Island to a patient on Salt Spring … Read more

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Welcome to Canadian Drone Geek! I’m Steve and I fly my drone in Canada, and beyond. My first drone was a DJI Mavic Air. You’re invited to read, comment and participate!