Fire Fighting in Canada

WEBINAR – UAVs: the value proposition

WEBINAR TITLE: UAVs: The Value Proposition
WHEN: Nov. 10, 2015, 2:00 p.m. EST
COST: $25
PRESENTER: Eric Edwards, past chair of Unmanned Systems Canada, president of Montreal’s Xiphos Technologies
MODERATOR: Matt Nicholls, editor of Wings and Helicopters magazines

UAVs, UASs, drones – call them what you will, but these aerial vehicles are making news every day – and there is so much more to come.

Drones are a new frontier on the verge of exploding on the commercial scene and will be used by a variety of businesses including aerial fire fighting, security, agriculture, law enforcement and more.

So, what’s in it for you? How can your department capitalize on this emerging trend? What are the benefits and limitations of UAVs? What are the regulatory realities and how will they change in the future? And just exactly what will the future hold?

These are just some of the questions Fire Fighting in Canada's sister magazines Wings and Helicopters will attempt to answer in the webinar: UAVs – the value proposition. Eric Edwards will offer insightful information on how to capitalize on the UAV trends.

As with our first successful UAV seminar, $25 gets you access and a chance to ask your most pressing questions. Edwards will be digging into the realities and perceptions around UAV utility and economics in several civil and commercial sectors.


If there’s anyone who can shed light on what is about to happen in the UAV commercial space, it’s Edwards. He initiated and co-led the Transport Canada working group that established the standard Ground School Syllabus for operators of small, unmanned aircraft.

As past chair of Unmanned Systems Canada, he is acutely aware of the current regulatory UAV framework in Canada and is well versed on the potential operational applications for UAV technology. At Xiphos Technologies in Montreal, he works in image processing and hyperspectral data processing for UAV and spacecraft payloads.

Join Edwards as he explores what the value proposition is for operators, suppliers and more in a variety of different industries.

October 20, 2015 
By Wings and Helicopters magazines

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