PETER TREMBLAY

Peter has been flying private aircraft since the early 1990s and has well over 1100 hours of piloting experience. Following his retirement from a Project Management and Information Technology consulting career, Peter has become involved with professional photography. As the Head Photographer for many large events (including Spartan Race, Tough Mudder, BluesFest), Peter has expertise in getting great photos in challenging situations. 

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​Aircraft
Weight: 1284g
Speed: 16m/s (max), 5m/s (ascent), 3m/s (descent)
​Flight time: 20-25 minutes
GPS return to home failsafe feature
3-Axis Gimbal
RangePitch: -90°-0°
​Maximum Angular SpeedPitch: 90°/s

Camera
Photos: 14 Megapixels ​(4384×3288)
Adobe DNG RAW format
Video: 4k, 1080p, 720p (24-60f/s)
​Remote Control
Operating Frequency: 2.4 GHz-5.85 GHz
Communication Distance: 2000m

First Person View (FPV)

Real-time HD camera preview and control from mobile devices and tablets

STEPHEN CLIFFEN

Stephen has over 15 years experience working with aerial photography in both the private and public sector. Trained in Geographic Information Systems Technology, Stephen has a strong technical background. In the last few years, Stephen has gained expertise in photo and video editing techniques that tie in well for working with drone technology. Stephen's experience with RC equipment goes back several years and he has an incident-free flying record.

Transport Canada is the governing body over the use of drones in Canadian airspace. In general,  using drones for commercial applications requires a Special Flight Operation Certificate (SFOC). The application for a SFOC documents in great detail the who, what, when, where, why and how a commercial flight is to be carried out. The application and approval process is challenging and can take several weeks to complete. Recently however, there have been exceptions made for smaller light-weight drones. A SFOC may not be required for drones weighing less than 2kg in certain circumstances. This exception can enable us to provide some services in a more timely manner.
There are still many cases when a SFOC may be required, even for small UAVs. Flying in populated areas or in close proximity to restricted air spaces for example would require Transport Canada approval. There are strict guidelines and safety requirements that drone operators must comply with in order to be permitted to fly. Our experienced drone pilots are known to Transport Canada and we adhere to all rules and regulations.