The regulations surrounding commercial and recreational drone operations are complex. As drones share airspace with manned aircraft, there is a need to safely integrate drone operations into Canadian airspace.
Transport Canada regulates drone operations in Canadian airspace. In 2019 a section on remotely piloted aircraft systems (RPAS) was embedded the Canadian Aviation Regulations (CARS). As a general guideline, agricultural operations on the Canadian prairies require a certified RPAS pilot with either a basic or advanced designation.
As SAIRS primary pilot, Kevin holds an advanced pilot's certificate issued by Transport Canada. Additionally, SAIRS carries liability insurance on all RPAS operations.