About

Gender

Male


Location

British Columbia


About Me:

Commercial Insurance Broker with Capri Insurance, specializing in aviation as well as UAV's. I also am very involved with my family and their sporting activities. My back ground is aviation and I enjoy flying.


Please tell us a bit about your UAV interest

My background is aviation and there has been more and more interest in UAV's over the past few years.


Hometown:

Vernon


Activity Feed

Calvin Reich commented on Robert Sinclair's blog post UAV FAQs for Canada
"The reality is the Exemptions came out in November of 2014 and they are very difficult to meet all of the requirements spelled out.  The one that is a deal breaker for most is item #26, 5 nm (9 km) from a built up area.  Transport Canada has gone on…"
May 28, 2016
Calvin Reich commented on Rob_Lefebvre's blog post New Transport Canada UAV Regulations Arrive!
"Jorge,  You are correct to say you do not need a SFOC for recreational use under 35 kg.  The distance is always in a straight line or as the crow flies so it does not matter how far it is by car."
Dec 4, 2014
Calvin Reich commented on Rob_Lefebvre's blog post New Transport Canada UAV Regulations Arrive!
"The reality is that most operations will still require a SFOC.  The exemptions will apply to some operators but not the majority.  It is a step in the right direction, but it is not going to open the doors wide open like some people thought when the…"
Dec 3, 2014
Calvin Reich commented on Rob_Lefebvre's blog post New Transport Canada UAV Regulations Arrive!
"George, there is no list of approved UAVs in Canada. If you read the Transport Canada staff instructions it does sound like that may be the direction it will go as they move towards having approved or complient operators and compliment equipment. We…"
Dec 1, 2014
Calvin Reich commented on Rob_Lefebvre's blog post New Transport Canada UAV Regulations Arrive!
"George, on the insurance side specifically, I was in Montreal when the new exemptions were released.   I was able to sit down with Transport Canada as well as various underwriters and go through the requirements.  The intent of most of our insurance…"
Dec 1, 2014
Calvin Reich commented on Rob_Lefebvre's blog post New Transport Canada UAV Regulations Arrive!
"http://www.tc.gc.ca/eng/civilaviation/opssvs/ac-600-004-2136.html&a...;
Attached is the more detailed version of the SFOC requirements.  Insurance for the most part is not a problem.  Every once in a while there are certain situations that make it a litt…"
Dec 1, 2014
Calvin Reich replied to Calvin Reich's discussion Some frequently asked questions and anwers from Transport Canada regarding UAV operators /Commercial and Recreational
"Carlos,
That is not totally correct.  If your drone is under 2 kg and you meet all of the requirements of the Exemption rules you do not need a SFOC.   Many operators will still require a SFOC even under 2 kg, as not all operators will meet the requ…"
Dec 1, 2014
Calvin Reich posted a discussion
Oct 21, 2014
Calvin Reich replied to Calvin Reich's discussion When is a UAV reguired to have a SFOC in Canada? Blurred Lines between persoanl use and Commercial use
"Nelson - At this point a PPL is not a requirement of the SFOC.  It is definitely part of the discussion and direction things are likely to go.  Formal pilot training is likely to become a requirement down the road.  A PPL will be an asset.  At this…"
Oct 14, 2014
Calvin Reich replied to Calvin Reich's discussion When is a UAV reguired to have a SFOC in Canada? Blurred Lines between persoanl use and Commercial use
"Montreal.  November 4-6, 2014
https://www.unmannedsystems.ca
 

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Oct 8, 2014
Calvin Reich replied to Calvin Reich's discussion When is a UAV reguired to have a SFOC in Canada? Blurred Lines between persoanl use and Commercial use
"I do believe that is the direction things will eventually head Greg.  Pilots will know the rules because they have taken some approved course and met a certain standard, UAVs will have registration numbers, and they will also meet a certain standard…"
Oct 8, 2014
Calvin Reich replied to Calvin Reich's discussion When is a UAV reguired to have a SFOC in Canada? Blurred Lines between persoanl use and Commercial use
"Greg and Alan, I agree.  If you are looking for a clear "yes or no" answer, I don't think you will get one.  I do know that Transport Canada is trying to work with operators and make them aware of the rules and regulations.  The industry is evolving…"
Oct 8, 2014
Calvin Reich replied to Calvin Reich's discussion When is a UAV reguired to have a SFOC in Canada? Blurred Lines between persoanl use and Commercial use
"Carlos,
If you send me an email at creich@capri.ca I have SFOC checklist that I can send you.  It is quite useful in putting the SFOC application together.  Keep in mind the process is likely to change down the road but this is the process at this t…"
Oct 7, 2014
Calvin Reich replied to Calvin Reich's discussion When is a UAV reguired to have a SFOC in Canada? Blurred Lines between persoanl use and Commercial use
"Carlos,  There definitely is a blanket or open SFOC.  I know a number of operators that have them.  It is usually only issued after you have spent a fair bit of time submitting for a per flight SFOC.  Once Transport Canada is comfortable with the op…"
Oct 7, 2014
Calvin Reich replied to Calvin Reich's discussion When is a UAV reguired to have a SFOC in Canada? Blurred Lines between persoanl use and Commercial use
"Carlos- According to the rules set out by Transport Canada, any UAV operated for reward or hire a SFOC is required.
http://www.tc.gc.ca/eng/civilaviation/standards/general-recavi-broc...
According to the regulations it is illegal to f…"
Oct 7, 2014
Calvin Reich replied to Calvin Reich's discussion When is a UAV reguired to have a SFOC in Canada? Blurred Lines between persoanl use and Commercial use
"I think the fact that the application was in January may have also had something to do with the turnaround time.  We also do not know the history the particular individual has with TC.  This may be his 10th application.  I have heard of a couple of…"
Jul 9, 2014
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