I had no idea of what I was thinking when I told my son that I would help him with getting his drone licence. You see, he’s been so very busy with his new business that, (and being such a great mom), I would elevate some of his stress by getting some boring paperwork out of his way. What in the world was I thinking! I should have said “Hey, buddy you know that big box of receipts you been hoarding for income tax time, I’ll sort it all out for you. Really it’ll be a breeze”. Yup that would have been easier than THIS!
As the quote goes, a promise is a promise, and a mother’s word is her bond (or something like that). So here starts my Drone journey into the nebulous aeronautics world. Aeronautics (from the ancient Greek words ὰήρ āēr, which means “air”, and ναυτική nautikē which means “navigation”, i.e. “navigation into the air”) (definition found https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aeronautics)
My first stop: Transport Canada
Link to steps to acquire a licence: https://www.tc.gc.ca/eng/civilaviation/opssvs/getting-permission-fly-drone.html#sfoc
- Review and Processing of an Application for a Special Flight Operations Certificate for the Operation of an Unmanned Air Vehicle (UAV) System (UAV = drones)
Power is gained by sharing knowledge, not be hoarding it. So here’s to collaboration – getting organized to capitalize in this emerging technology.