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Gender

Male


Location

Edmonton, AB


About Me:

Old guy lost in Alta , I work in Northern B.C. Got a PhD in Geography in 2002. Studied, teaching and worked at Paris VI, Paris VII and Ecole Polytechnique (Palaiseau) before moving to Canada in 2009.


Please tell us a bit about your UAV interest

DO NOT ASK ME ANYMORE FOR THE "SFOC FOR THE DUMMIES" DOCUMENT. ASK TO THOSE WHO TOLD ME THEY WERE GOING TO REVIEW IT AND NEVER DID IT. Interested in UAV for a upcoming project including the use of a SAR Radar on a UAV in boreal tundra. Use a Maja, a RQ-11 clone a X8 wing, RVJet and other RC planes to test my autopilots (2x Navio+ (on Rpi/Odroid C1) 3 Pixhawk , 3 APM1, 4 APM2, 1 APM 2.5 and 3 Attopilot, ....) and Fred's micropilots. Got a XQuad but just for fun until I mount a camera to take Aerial Photo on it. Help my friend Fred witch have 2 Penguin B, 2 Micropilot 2128g and 2 Real Time Kinematic GPS and a lot of other Mini UAV. Member of the PennyBelle UAV team.


Hometown:

Paris, France


Activity Feed

Bertrand Duchiron posted a discussion in Canada
Rules for recreational dronesIf you fly your drone for fun and it weighs more than 250 g and up to 35 kg, you do not need special permission from Transport Canada to fly.Follow the basic safety rules below. Not doing so may put lives, aircraft and…
Mar 20, 2017
Bertrand Duchiron replied to Bertrand Duchiron's discussion Report a Drone incident - New tool from TC in Canada
"If not about being informant. Just wait the day when you are operating by the law and a moron come and interfere with your operation just for the fun to waste your time, money, .....
The new rules are coming and I think they are quite good for us…"
Dec 24, 2016
Bertrand Duchiron posted a discussion in Canada
If you are witness of a non regulatory use of a drone you can report it to TC.http://www.tc.gc.ca/eng/civilaviation/opssvs/drone-incident-report-...
Dec 22, 2016
Bertrand Duchiron replied to Bertrand Duchiron's discussion TC exemptions expire tomorrow Dec 21 in Canada
"The new exemptions are now published.

https://www.tc.gc.ca/eng/civilaviation/opssvs/getting-permission-fl..."
Dec 21, 2016
Bertrand Duchiron posted a discussion in Canada
The exemptions expire tomorrow and the new should have been published last week but we are still waiting.....
Dec 20, 2016
Bertrand Duchiron replied to Bertrand Duchiron's discussion Neat Miss in Ontario in Canada
"One the other TC didn't have fund to enforce the regulations. Will we have to wait for a disaster to happen for the federal government to do something?

And for the parks, now the MAAC cover members in public park !!!…"
Nov 16, 2016
Bertrand Duchiron posted a discussion in Canada
And the rules become more and more restrictive to the ones who follow them by the book.Time for TC to hit hard those who think the sky is their limit.https://www.thestar.com/news/canada/2016/11/14/porter-plane-in-near...
Nov 16, 2016
Bertrand Duchiron replied to Bertrand Duchiron's discussion Regulation modifications to come in Canada
"So for the insurance no change 250K$ minimum.
Capri offer good and cheap one and in the future they will offer even cheaper and more flexible for USC member from what I have heard in the alley of the conference.…"
Nov 4, 2016
Bertrand Duchiron replied to Bertrand Duchiron's discussion Regulation modifications to come in Canada
"The license is the UAV ground school. For the insurance I will ask tomorrow."
Nov 2, 2016
Bertrand Duchiron posted a discussion in Canada
Some regulations modifications were presented at the USC conference yesterday in Edmonton.- The no fly zone around airport will stay to 5 miles for airports which are in the CFS and 3 miles for those not in the CFS. - the lower weight limit for…
Nov 2, 2016
Bertrand Duchiron replied to Bertrand Duchiron's discussion Unmanned System Canada conference in Edmonton - Nov 1-3 in Canada
"At least me ;)"
Sep 16, 2016
Bertrand Duchiron posted a discussion in Canada
This year TC will come and discuss about the BVLOS  and the future of commercial operations in CanadaHere the programhttps://www.eiseverywhere.com/ehome/unmannedcanada2016/SCHEDULE/
Sep 15, 2016
Bertrand Duchiron replied to George Kelly's discussion Heads Up (Canadians) - Looks like Monday's the day in Canada
"Yep , a lot of people will not be happy by the new regs but the problems will not be resolved because those who are flying around airport or breaking the rules didn't care about the regulations with their  "The sky is my limit" attitude."
Jun 11, 2016
Bertrand Duchiron replied to Bertrand Duchiron's discussion Fighter jets scrambled after drone spotted near Ottawa airport in Canada
"I talked once with both civilian and military pilots and they both told me they can spot birds, drones, ... from long distance even when they flow fast. It's just part of their job and with time they can see stuff the normal guy don't.

Now, Monday…"
Jun 11, 2016
Bertrand Duchiron posted a discussion in Canada
NORAD dispatched two CF-18 fighter jets to the skies over Ottawa after a drone was spotted flying near the airport of the nation's capital last month.The CF-18s were scrambled from Canadian Forces Base Bagotville in Quebec at about 5:45 p.m. ET on…
Jun 10, 2016
Bertrand Duchiron left a comment on Canada
"@William :
For the course check http://pilottraining.ca or http://www.ccuvs.com/ (this last one is more for pro pilot)
For the rules, even the regulators sometimes can't give you the answer to a simple question."
May 18, 2016
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