College to host free info session about safety regulations of drone flying

Don't be a drone, pilot your Unmanned Aerial Vehicle like a leader.

The popularity of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAV), otherwise known as drones, has grown abuzz in the last few years. As a result, awareness about the safe use of the modern technology – be it as a toy or tool – is of the utmost importance.

Helping to demystify and clarify current Canadian regulations, safe operation guidelines, and risk management of flying drones, Okanagan College in cooperation with the Kelowna and District Flying Club will host a free public information session on Tuesday Sept. 29, from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Kelowna campus lecture theatre.

Hobbyist flyers, those using drones for commercial purposes, and individuals who are considering owning and operating a drone will become equipped with the facts such as the no-fly zone within nine kilometers of an airport, heliport, or aerodrome. Those new to drone technology can find out if obtaining a Special Flight Operation Certificate, as regulated by Transport Canada, is necessary based on the intended use.

Attendees can expect to hear from a panel of experts including representatives from Okanagan College, the Canadian Owners’ and Pilots Association, the RCMP, Nav Canada, and a commercial insurance agent. The insightful session will be followed with a Q&A period.

While the event is free of charge, pre-registration is required. To register, visit and follow the event link on the page.


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