IN-FLIGHT Data is proud to announce that our eBee Classic fixed-wing drone was approved for operations over people by Transport Canada, as defined by the regulatory body’s standard 922.06 Remotely Piloted Aircraft Systems (RPAS) safety assurance designation. To operate safely over people is an important milestone for IN-FLIGHT Data, and this news makes us very, VERY happy. Operations Over People (OOP) is a fundamental requirement for us to expand our mapping capabilities with Beyond Visual Line of Sight (BVLOS) mapping missions, of which the eBee Classic is capable of flying.

Feb 17, 2019

IN•FLIGHT Data, Canada's leading drone training and flight operations organization, discusses the new Part 9 drone regulations with CTV National News.


https://www.ctvnews.ca/video?clipId=1697362​


Our RPAS instructors are some of the highest trained aviation professionals in Canada. 2,000+ hours single-engine pilot and past-CASARA member, retired Jazz Airlines 737 pilot with over 30 years experience, and a three-time Guinness World Record holder for RPAS Urban BVLOS flight

Nov 5, 2019

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Dec 07, 2018

April 05, 2018

IN-FLIGHT Data, a Canadian leader in advanced drone operations, in concert with senseFly – the global leader in fixed wing drones, local geomatics experts Benchmark Geomatics, and the Okotoks Air Ranch Airport successfully teamed up for a first at a Canadian airport: conducting a midday, GNSS RTK drone survey of the airport and surrounding residential community, over top of people not part of the operation and while manned aircraft were taking off, landing, and entering the aerodrome circuit. There were no NOTAM’s filed, and there were no runways closed, as part of the operation.


This high-accuracy survey was conducted as the busy suburban airport performs multiple surveys and assessments to prepare for possible future construction and expansion plans. This was the first time this type of advanced drone operation at an airport has been permitted in Canada under the Part 9 regulations.

Thank you very much to Unmanned Systems Canada (USC-STC) for hosting us at UC2019 Ottawa. We were very excited and honoured to present to a standing-room-only audience!


Special thank you to the Town of Okotoks and Economic Development Leader Angela Groeneveld for their leadership in innovation. See you at UC2020 Calgary

Oct 1, 2019

Canada’s BVLOS Pilot Program Flies Ahead: With Use Cases You Haven’t Thought of Yet

https://dronelife.com/2018/05/17/canadas-bvlos-pilot-program-flies-ahead/


IN-FLIGHT Data and our ground-breaking BVLOS project was recently featured in DroneLife. Miriam McNabb and Chris discuss the upcoming BVLOS project, its use-cases and how our project is different from all the other projects out there - USA IPP trials included!


Sep 30, 2018

IN-FLIGHT Data was very proud to have given the closing keynote speech at the Unmanned Systems Canada UC2018 Conference, in Vancouver Canada. This closing event presented the lessons learned, commercial viability and business outcomes from Canada's largest-ever BVLOS project to the delegates at the conference - including Transport Canada, NAV Canada, Department of National Defence and many more commercial RPAS/UAS organizations.

June 30, 2019

Jun 1, 2019

Dec 24, 2018

IN-FLIGHT Data just completed another record-setting RPAS BVLOS project, through a dense urban downtown area. Its AB flood season here, and the timing of the data collection couldn't have been better, as the river flow increased over 300% in just 6 hours before the scheduled flight. Using the senseFly eBeeX and DuetT payload, it was easy to compare the RGB and IR data, which were completed using RTK and accurate to 3.2cm x/y and 1.7cm z. Our thanks to Benchmark Geomatics Inc. and Dean Fischer.


Flying at 122m AGL, the GSD for the RGB was 2.77 cm/px, IR was 25cm/px. We covered over 3,100 acres in about 2.5 hours of flight, directly through downtown Okotoks. This wouldn't have been possible without a great team and LOTS of communication with all of our stakeholders.

Oct 19, 2018

IN-FLIGHT Data was officially granted its first GUINNESS WORLD RECORD, for the World's Longest cumulative beyond visual line of sight (BVLOS) battery-powered UAV flight, which is now set at an AMAZING 2723.04 km / 1692.01 mi.


This achievement was set in Alberta, Canada and were part of Project HONEYCOMB, Canada's largest-ever BVLOS project, assessing the commercial viability of UAS/RPAS BVLOS operations.

Jun 24, 2019

IN-FLIGHT Data is proud to announce that our flagship eBee X fixed-wing drone was approved for operations over people by Transport Canada, as defined by the regulatory body’s standard 922.06 Remotely Piloted Aircraft Systems (RPAS) safety assurance designation. To operate safely over people is an important milestone for IN-FLIGHT Data, and this news makes us very, VERY happy. Operations Over People (OOP) is a fundamental requirement for us to expand our mapping capabilities with Beyond Visual Line of Sight (BVLOS) mapping missions, of which the eBee X is capable of flying.

Jun 7, 2019

IN-FLIGHT Data has been nominated for two (2) AUVSI Xcellence Awards at the upcoming AUVSI XPONENTIAL Conference in Denver Colorado, April 30 - May 3.


We were nominated in two categories: Training and Safety.


Our Training nomination is from our ground-breaking work with Bow Valley College, bringing nationally-compliant UAV training to the first College in Canada. Our Safety nomination is from our leading-edge work with the Alberta Office of the Fire Commissioner, to standardize all UAS SOP's for work within Provincial Search and Rescue - who are now aerial-interoperable with the RCMP as a result.

IN-FLIGHT Data became the first and only Canadian representative in GUTMA, the Global Unmanned Traffic Management Association. GUTMA is a world-wide association with broad industry representation from drone manufacturers, regulators, Airspace Service Providers, and more. The goal of GUTMA is ...


The Global UTM Association (GUTMA) is a non-profit consortium of worldwide Unmanned Aircraft Systems Traffic Management (UTM) stakeholders. Its purpose is to foster the safe, secure and efficient integration of drones in national airspace systems. Its mission is to support and accelerate the transparent implementation of globally inter-operable UTM systems.

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Oct 10, 2018

IN-FLIGHT Data is excited to fully support SORA v2.0, released by JARUS WG-6. We successfully utilized the SORA v1.0 with the help of Samual Depraz (senseFly) and Lorenzo Murzilli (FOCA), and successfully implemented this protocol during Project HONEYCOMB. It was accepted by Transport Canada as a valid flight risk assessment tool and we know that SORA will have a major role to play in future BVLOS missions in Canada and abroad. Congratulations to JARUS, WG-6, Lorenzo and the entire team!!

IN-FLIGHT Data was very proud to open the City of Calgary Point Trotter RPAS Flight Area, with City of Calgary Mayor Naheed Nenshi, launching our eBee X RPAS to officially open the metro flight area - a first-of-its-kind in North America, and one of only a handful in the entire world.​https://globalnews.ca/video/rd/1348625987511/?jwsource=cl

IN•FLIGHT Data, Canada's leading drone training and flight operations organization, discusses the new Part 9 drone regulations with Global News.


https://globalnews.ca/video/5334295/new-drone-rules-2/


Our RPAS instructors are some of the highest trained aviation professionals in Canada. 2,000+ hours single-engine pilot and past-CASARA member, retired Jazz Airlines 737 pilot with over 30 years experience, and a three-time Guinness World Record holder for RPAS Urban BVLOS flight

April 30, 2018

​​​3-Time GUINNESS WORLD RECORD HOLDER

  • ​World's Longest cumulative beyond visual line of sight (BVLOS) battery-powered UAV flight - 2723.04 km / 1692.01 mi.

  • World's Longest cumulative urban flight for a beyond visual line of sight (BVLOS) civilian UAV (small class up to 25kg) - 414 km / 257.25 mi.

  • World's Longest single urban BVLOS flight - 40 km / 24.9 mi.

Jan 23, 2020

IN-FLIGHT Data is now approved for its second ambitious BVLOS project in Canada. Following on the world-record-breaking BVLOS project in the summer of 2018, this new project aims to test drone (RPAS/UAS) operations, while beyond the sight of the pilot, and while sharing the same airspace with over a dozen commercial aviation and recreational aviation and ground assets. This new project will test broad-based electronic conspicuity and common operating pictures as part of an overall localized Unmanned Traffic Management (UTM/RTM) system. The project is part of a partnership including the Province of Alberta RPAS Governance, Office of the Fire Commissioner, City of Calgary, COPA, HAC, CASARA, EAA, ASC, Cu Nim, senseFly, AIRMAP, TruWeather Solutions - and sponsored by uAvionix, LOOKNorth (C-Core), and IN-FLIGHT Data.

IN-FLIGHT Data was very proud to sit on the Plenary Panel at UC2018, in Vancouver Canadadiscussing the future of Unmanned/RPAS Traffic Management (UTM/RTM) in Canada with NAV Canada, Transport Canada, Kongsberg Geospatial and Airmarket.


IN-FLIGHT Data is an original core member of the USC UTM/RTM Working Group, establishing a road map and milestones for UTM/RTM development in Canada.

IN-FLIGHT Data was officially granted its second GUINNESS WORLD RECORD, for the World's Longest cumulative urban flight for a beyond visual line of sight (BVLOS) civilian UAV (small class up to 25kg). This record is now set at 414 km / 257.25 mi.


​This is in addition to its already established GUINNESS WORLD RECORD of the World's Longest cumulative beyond visual line of sight (BVLOS) battery-powered UAV flight - 2723.04 km / 1692.01 mi. This achievement was set in Calgary, Canada and was part of Project HONEYCOMB, Canada's largest-ever BVLOS project, assessing the commercial viability of UAS/RPAS BVLOS operations.

We are very excited to announce the latest addition to the IN•FLIGHT Data Advanced Elite Team. Capt. Larry joins us as an Instructor with a strong career focus on safety and coaching. Larry has over 24,000 hours of aviation flight experience including military, charter and international airline experience. Larry holds his Airline Transport Pilot Licence and, as you can see in his picture, really loves flying the CRJ-900. He is also type rated for the 757, among numerous other aircraft. Larry is also a Simulator Instructor and Examiner, Crew Resource Management Trainer, and a Line Oriented Training Facilitator. Larry is also a Tow Pilot for a prestigious soaring club in Alberta and enjoys all aspects of aviation. Larry joins IN-FLIGHT Data as a Flight Instructor for our RPAS training classes, and also brings a wealth of knowledge of worldwide aviation experience to bear for our students and customers. Welcome Aboard Larry!

IN•FLIGHT Data is very proud to be speaking again at UC2019 in Ottawa. This is two years running where we've been asked to speak and share our advanced experience with RPAS, drones, UTM, emergency management, BVLOS, and Operations Over People. Our thanks to Unmanned Systems Canada for inviting us to share our experience and story.


In May 2019, innovative technology organizations IN•FLIGHT Data, Benchmark Geomatics Inc., and senseFly partnered together for a record-breaking aerial drone survey of the Sheep River. This collaborative aerial survey saw the team fly an advanced technology drone over 150 km, over an 8 km section of the river, through the downtown Town of Okotoks, across two main roads, eventually landing over 4 km from the pilot at Riverside Park. The team was able to gather data about the high stream-flow river at very high resolutions and survey-grade accuracy, in both thermal infrared and visible spectrums. This drone data will be used by multiple municipal and provincial departments to assess the health and vitality of the river basin that transects the small town of about 30,000 people.

Oct 31, 2018

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Dec 28, 2018

Hosted in partnership with senseFly in Switzerland, you are personally invited to our upcoming FREE webinar, discussing the world record breaking BVLOS project, held in Canada over the summer and fall in 2018. Come and join us as we discuss what it took to manage the largest BVLOS innovation project ever in Canada, with over 2,700 km (1,700 mi.) of BVLOS flight in urban areas, for search and rescue, municipal operations and large-scale agriculture.

IN-FLIGHT Data is currently in the last validation stages for TWO MORE GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS, for the World's Longest cumulative and single flight for a beyond visual line of sight (BVLOS) civilian UAV (small class up to 25kg) AT NIGHT. This would make a total of FIVE GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS for IN-FLIGHT Data BVLOS RPAS flight.


​This would be in addition to its already established THREE GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS. This new achievement was set near Okotoks AB, Canada and was part of Project HONEYCOMB, Canada's largest-ever BVLOS project, assessing the commercial viability of UAS/RPAS BVLOS operations.

IN•FLIGHT Data is gearing up for our next big project - professional RPAS GNSS RTK storm water drainage survey covering over 28 sq.km, completed over a western Canadian town with a population of more than 5,000 people. Oh yeah BTW - under the downwind leg of a major airport. No problem. We're seriously skilled at this.

July 1, 2019

April 29, 2018

This Canada Day weekend, IN•FLIGHT Data successfully completed our first block of production agricultural flights for mid-air hand-offs of our eBeeX aircraft, between separate pilots, while BVLOS. Experience Counts

Jan 6, 2019

Nov 01, 2018

IN-FLIGHT Data is exhibiting at the AUVSI XPONENTIAL Conference in Denver Colorado!

Stop by our booth #831 to discuss all things BVLOS, and Complex Operations.


We are proud to be part of the Alberta delegation to Denver, representing Canada at the world's most prestigious, and largest, exhibition dedicated to drones and remote sensing technologies.


We will be giving several media interviews about the upcoming BVLOS project, as well as some of the unique and high-value use-cases we are highlighting. Stop by and see us!


Oct 19, 2019

May 26, 2019

Our record-setting RPAS BVLOS project, recently completed through a dense urban downtown area, accidentally discovered a new hot spring feeding the river that runs through the Town of Okotoks. Its AB flood season here, and the timing of the data collection couldn't have been better, as the river flow increased over 300% in just 6 hours before the scheduled flight. Using the senseFly eBeeX and DuetT payload, it was easy to compare the RGB and IR data, which were completed using RTK and accurate to 3.2cm x/y and 1.7cm z. Our thanks to Benchmark Geomatics Inc. and Dean Fischer.


Flying at 122m AGL, the GSD for the RGB was 2.77 cm/px, IR was 25cm/px. We covered over 3,100 acres in about 2.5 hours of flight, directly through downtown Okotoks. This wouldn't have been possible without a great team and LOTS of communication with all of our stakeholders.

Jun 04, 2018

IN-FLIGHT Data is very proud to have contributed to the Canada Flight Review Standardization, in concert with Unmanned Systems Canada and Transport Canada.


IN-FLIGHT submitted their Flight Review procedures and protocols that are used during the Advanced RPAS Flight Review. These will be used to standardize the Advanced Flight Review process for all Transport Canada Flight Reviewers and Candidates.


We are very proud to be asked to contribute to the standardization of these new Part 9 elements, and to the overall safety of the NAS in Canada!

Jul 14, 2018

BEYOND VISUAL LINE OF SIGHT (BVLOS) - Canadian Innovation in Action!

We are READY and CAPABLE to deliver over 1,500 km of BVLOS test flight for over 20 large organizations, academic institutions, governments and business enterprises!

Please see today's media announcement from senseFly of our major project planned for Canada this summer 2018!
www.sensefly.com/app/uploads/2018/04/senseFly_to_showcase_integrated_solutions_at_XPONENTIAL_2018.pdf

IN-FLIGHT Data is happy to announce that during RTMAT 10 in Ottawa, we were selected to assist in leading the creation of the Transport Canada RTM (RPAS Traffic Management System) Action Team - Operator Sub-Working Group on RTM development in Canada.


Our Operators subgroup proposal was presented to the RTMAT, led by Transport Canada and NAV Canada, and was unanimously supported by the 135-member international working group. The Operators subgroup will now focus on building out the subgroup with qualified and experienced operators who will help and assist with the trials and deployment of the system.

IN-FLIGHT Data is proud to announce that our eBee Plus fixed-wing drone was approved for operations over people by Transport Canada, as defined by the regulatory body’s standard 922.06 Remotely Piloted Aircraft Systems (RPAS) safety assurance designation. To operate safely over people is an important milestone for IN-FLIGHT Data, and this news makes us very, VERY happy. Operations Over People (OOP) is a fundamental requirement for us to expand our mapping capabilities with Beyond Visual Line of Sight (BVLOS) mapping missions, of which the eBee Plus is capable of flying.

Sep 16, 2019

IN-FLIGHT Data became the first civilian organization in North America to fly a drone beyond visual line of sight (BVLOS) in a major metropolitan area. This flight set a North American record of 414 km and may also be a world record. Up until now, commercial BVLOS inside major metropolitan areas have been restricted to public safety organizations. With the support of the City of Calgary as well as senseFly, AIRMAP, uAvionix and TruWeather Solutions the flights were conducted safely, and well within the safety limits and constraints of the operation.

May 17, 2018

IN-FLIGHT Data and our ground-breaking BVLOS project was recently featured in the senseFly blog, WayPoint. 

https://waypoint.sensefly.com/beyond-the-horizon-in-flight-datas-chris-healy-on-his-ambitious-bvlos-uav-trials/


It features an in-depth analysis and interview of the project, and its target outcomes


Our thanks to Matt Wade, Jessica Sader and Amir Iliaifar from senseFly for putting this together!


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IN-FLIGHT Data conducted a very large BVLOS aerial survey of the entire Frank Lake bird sanctuary. According to Ducks Unlimited, at almost 5,000 acres, this was the largest environmental protection survey ever completed using a drone.The project took 2 days to complete the flight and generated over 5 TB of UHD data, to be used to protect the lake and its almost 200 distinct and protected bird species.


This achievement was set near High River, Alberta, Canada 2018 as was part of Project HONEYCOMB, Canada's largest-ever BVLOS project, assessing the commercial viability of UAS/RPAS BVLOS operations.