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Timely tips for commercial UAV operators

PilotShop | December 12 2016 @ 3:33 PM

Posted on December 8, 2016 by Lisa Gordon “The second you leave the ground with your UAV you are a pilot in the eyes of Transport Canada, and you will be held to that standard.” With that statement, Waterloo Wellington Flight Centre’s Brett Danks commanded the attention of a roomful of would-be commercial drone operators… Read Full Article »

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Putting women in the pilot’s seat

PilotShop | March 10 2016 @ 2:53 PM

Original story from Skies Magazine, article by Ben Forrest Ektaa Pathria remembers seeing her father, Harish, launch himself out of airplanes for the first time when she was around four years old. Harish was a paratrooper with the Indian Army, and Pathria would see him on practice missions, falling out of the sky with a… Read Full Article »

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University of Waterloo: When the sky is the limit

PilotShop | January 25 2016 @ 1:40 PM

Program gives wings to students with a passion for aviation Story by: Beth Gallagher Chelsea-Anne Edwards walks out on the tarmac to the plane she will fly. It’s a sun-drenched fall day and the third-year aviation student looks to the sky. “The clouds are pretty low,” she says. “The higher the clouds, the better.” There isn’t… Read Full Article »

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Commercial Drones

PilotShop | January 25 2016 @ 1:31 PM

Commercial drones capture the attention of insurance industry Story by: Jacqueline Nelson The Globe and MailTuesday, Jan. 19, 2016 Companies across Canada are turning to drones to monitor crops, snap pictures for real estate listings and map the oil sands – and insurers are swooping in to cover the risk of hard landings and injuries.… Read Full Article »

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Flight School in Canada

PilotShop | January 25 2016 @ 10:58 AM

Flight school makes Waterloo airport 16th busiest in Canada Story by: Staff, Metroland News Service Juyl 10, 2014 BRESLAU — The Region of Waterloo International Airport was 16th busiest airport in Canada for takeoffs and landings last year, thanks in large part to the Waterloo-Wellington Flight Centre. The flight school accounted for more than 61,000… Read Full Article »

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The busiest flight training centre in Ontario Story by: Chris Pope, 570 NewsSeptember 3, 2015 The Waterloo-Wellington Flight Centre continues to be the go-to spot for people in our region who want to become a pilot. The Region of Waterloo International Airport was ranked the busiest flight training centre in Ontario, when it comes to… Read Full Article »

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Drone Influx

PilotShop | January 21 2016 @ 1:56 PM

Drones: This year’s hot gift a safety headache for regulators Taking Off Story by: Catherine Thompson, The Kitchener-Waterloo Record WATERLOO REGION — They’re one of the hottest Christmas gifts this year, but drones are causing big headaches as regulators try to draft rules fast enough to keep up with a big influx of the them.… Read Full Article »

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Drone Safety Course

PilotShop | January 21 2016 @ 12:14 PM

CAMBRIDGE- With the safety of drone owners, innocent bystanders and airplane occupants all at stake, it’s important to know what to do with these popular gift items. That’s the message from the Waterloo Wellington Flight Centre, which for the first time will offer a course for recreational drone owners. Read full story at The Cambridge… Read Full Article »

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Training at the Waterloo Wellington Flight Centre

PilotShop | September 3 2015 @ 10:10 AM

Regional airport is busiest training Centre in Ontario Story by: Catherine ThompsonSeptember 2, 2015 BRESLAU — For John Dabu, there’s nothing quite like the thrill of being in command of your own airplane. Dabu, 21, got the travel bug as a young violinist, travelling to different musical competitions. The excitement of being in the airport… Read Full Article »

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