Drone Regulations: Is It Important to Hire a Licensed Drone Pilot?
Drone video is a powerful tool. Whether it’s capturing an engaging shot for your brand video or surveying an area for your industry, aerial imaging can be a valuable asset. We frequently hear from our clients that an aerial shot in their brand video was the best way to showcase what they do.
So, drone footage is a fun and engaging aspect to add to your video marketing – but why hire FlyPress to do it?
Understanding Drone Regulations in 2020
As of June 1, 2019, Transport Canada issued new regulations for remotely piloted aircraft requiring all pilots to register their aircraft and pass a pilot certification exam and in-person flight review.
3 members of our team have been certified with an Advanced Pilot Certification and are equipped to obtain permission from NAV Canada for flights in controlled airspace. This allows us to capture footage in cities, over by-standers, and at public events.
The Advanced Operations Certification allows us to legally film for commercial purposes in areas where others cannot. However, with increasing concerns about drone safety, Transport Canada has made it a complex process to obtain certification. Less than 10% of UAV operators have been able to pass the advanced certification, meaning of the few people who are able to operate drones, even fewer are able to film legally in controlled airspace. This is why we have made sure to certify 3 of our team members and remove any limits when it comes to capturing aerial footage.
If you’re interested in using drone visuals to help your business, here is a list of our services.