Fort McMurray Drone No Fly Zone

With the current wildfire situation up in Fort McMurray and the surrounding area, it is critical that you observe the current no-fly zone around the emergency area. There are hundreds of first responders including police, fire, EMS, and the military, that are working hard in the area. To ensure their safety, NavCanada and Transport Canada have created a no-fly zone around the forest fire area affecting Fort McMurray. I have created the below overlay showing the current no-fly zone as of Thursday July 7, 2016 at 12:38pm local time (MDT). As an aerial photography industry member that is in the know, I will continue to update this map as I receive updated information on the Fort Mac no-fly zone.

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UAV North – Stunning Aerial Photography and Videography in Alberta

Move your marketing from the mundane to the extraordinary and watch your business boom. With UAV North’s drone photography and video, the opportunities are endless. We can show your company or project in a new light – we work with clients in real estate, oil and gas exploration, recreation and agriculture.

We offer photography, videos, aerial mapping and 3D modeling. UAV North is federally certified and insured – so you can rely on us to complete your job safely and professionally. Our team of experienced aviators and video experts will provide you with stunning results.

We’ve helped dozens of organizations in Central Alberta to grow revenues and impress clients. Contact us at info@uavnorth.ca to learn more about how we can bring you greater success.

CBC Edmonton AM interview about drones

CBC Edmonton AM interview about drones

Last week I was approached by CBC Edmonton AM, as they were looking for an interview regarding the rules and regulations for drone flight in and around the city. The interview took place yesterday morning at 6:10am, but don’t worry if you weren’t up at that hour, I’ve got you covered. Here is the audio of the interview, as well as a transcript for those that wish not to listen. Enjoy!

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Drone Film Festival Nominees

Drone Film Festival Nominees

As avid fans of aerial photography and videography, the inaugural New York City Drone Film Festival easily caught our attention late last year. The festival, which is the first of it’s kind, will be held on March 7, 2015, and the organizers describe the event as:

New York City Drone Film Festival is the world’s first event exclusively dedicated to celebrating the art of drone cinematography. The festival provides a platform for aerial filmmakers to showcase their work (shot anywhere in the world), emphasizing innovative flight technique, aesthetic beauty, and more.

Randy Scott Slavin founded the festival in 2014 with a desire to change the perception of drones. I’m not sure if Randy has any first hand negativity towards anything he has done in the drone business, but regardless, promoting drones for good is definitely a plus in our book!

Now, let’s take a look at our favourite nominees for the 2015 Drone Film Festival:

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