Transport Canada's bringing in new regulations this Fall for operating drones both commercially and recreationally

Operators will now be required to pass a test, proving knowledge in such areas as meteorology, airspace zones, and navigation.

The owner and operator of In-Flight Data, Chris Healy, says having a drone is a great tool for those working in agriculture.

"Just being able to look across your land and see what your land looks like from 200 or 300 feet up. And just that act along gives people insights that they never had before, because you get this new perspective that only pilots and astronauts used to get."

Healy, says the regulations are important for safety

"People who fly a drone, what they don't realize is they're pilots. Just like any other aircraft pilot out there. And you need to be able to understand the air space that you're around in, because you're sharing that same air space with manned aviation."

Bow Valley College is offering a course in Okotoks in August.


Send us your news tips, story ideas and comments at [email protected]

More Local News

Calgary-Okotoks Flying School Ready For Takeoff

The Calgary-Okotoks Flying School is ready for take off. The school, located in Okotoks' Air Ranch community, is celebrating after receiving their license from Transport Canada on Jan. 31. Tim Ulmer,… is High River's only source for community news and information such as weather and classifieds.

Search the Biz Guide