On August 10 of this year, a Remotely Piloted Aircraft System (RPAS), operated by York Region Police, collided with a Cessna 172N which was on final approach to Buttonville Airport in Markham, ON. According to a CADORS report published by Transport Canada on August 18, the aircraft was on final approach to Runway 15 at […]
Not even COVID-19 can lock down the two attempts of the 12th annual UAS-STC Student Competition. Although the the 2020 flying phase was grounded and the 2021 phase will be virtual, the design paper competition is complete. The judges were impressed! And the winners are….
When COVID-19 forced the cancellation of last years UAS competition flying phase, the teams and committee collaborated on a plan to create a virtual competition for 2021. The original scenario to deliver medical supplies by drone, is more appropriate than ever. Teams from 10 universities will be up for the challenge from April 30 to […]
Increasing diversity and inclusion in any industry sector means more than just adopting ‘feel good’ strategies to recruit more women and people of different backgrounds into classrooms, show rooms and board rooms. Boosting diversity begins with a culture of inclusion.Creating respectful and productive spaces starts by inspiring ‘authentic participation’ of people from diverse social, cultural […]
In accordance with the By-Laws, as modified in 2019, USC-STC is holding an Election process for current openings on the USC-STC’s Board of Directors (BoD). As of the close of Nominations at 11:59 PM on September 15th, there were 8 candidates proposed by the USC-STC Nominations Committee as part of the Board recommended slate. No member supported Nominations […]
Ottawa, August 31st, 2020 French FOLLOWS Transport Canada released this note to Canadian Training Schools and the RPAS Industry earlier today: Briefing to the RPAS Training Provider Community: Subject: Unauthorized RPAS Pilot Certificate and Drone Registration Cards in Circulation Transport Canada (TC) recently became aware of wallet-sized “Transport Canada Drone Pilot Certificate” and “Transport Canada […]
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: NOVEMBER 5, 2019 MICHAEL H. COHEN ASSUMES DUTIES AS NEW CHAIR OF USC-STC OTTAWA: Unmanned Systems Canada / Systèmes Télécommandés Canada is pleased to announce that Michael Cohen has been appointed as Chair of STC-USC, effective on the eve of #UC19Ottawa. Michael replaces outgoing chair Mark Aruja, who led the association a […]