[Update: June 25, 2017] There have been some amendments to the interim order, via Canada Gazette Part 1, that will make it easier for recreational flight in the Edmonton area. The main changes are removal of the blanked 9km restriction around any aerodrome, and distances if you’re flying under 1kg. Read more…
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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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!
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: