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Drone Fair 2016

February 20, 2016 @ 11:30 am - 6:00 pm

$12

DRONE FAIR 2016 is the first event of its kind in Western Canada. We are excited to bring together vendors, innovators, professional pilots and enthusiasts for an event that will entice, educate and elevate drone technology.

Our purpose is to educate the growing market of recreational and commercial drone operators while celebrating the various industries who have incorporated this technology into their current practices.
In Partnership with the British Columbia Institute of Technology
Sponsored by DJI / Flying Cameras

Speakers

“Know Before You Fly”
Dave Dixon – Inspector Flight Standards, BC, Transport Canada
Rodger Williams – President, Model Aeronautics Assoc. of Canada
Eric Edwards – Past Chairman, Unmanned Systems Canada

“DJI: Safety is our Standard”
James Redicopp – Founder/CEO, Flying Cameras

“Drones and the Evolution of Filmmaking”
Justin Hannewyk – Owner/Operator, HeliVideo Pros

“Can Drones Help Our Birds?”
David M. Bird – Emeritus Professor, McGill University

“Drones and Privacy”
David T. S. Fraser – Canadian Privacy Expert, Mcinnes Cooper

UNIVERSITY CHALLENGE
Teams from Simon Fraser University, University of Victoria, University of British Columbia and British Columbia Institute of Technology will compete in a contest that rely on problem solving, design and flight to determine a $2,500 scholarship for the winner, donated by Flying Cameras.

DRONE FAIR GRAND PRIX
Pilots Start Your Engines! Teaming up with Never Hover FPV Racing, Drone Fair Grand Prix will be showcasing all FPV racing has to offer. Featuring some of British Columbia’s best racers who will be competing for the revered title of ‘Champion of Drone Fair’.

INDUSTRY VENDORS
DJI / Flying Cameras
3D Robotics
Helivideo Pros
Aerobotika
Lift RC
The Sky Guys
BC Multirotor
Sandback 3D printing
Capture Productions
Drone Insurance Depot
Air Market
Western Drone Operators Association
Coastline Robotics
Kaizen Kinetics

FLYZONES
Drone Fair 2016 offers 3 interactive Fly Zone areas where visitors will have the chance to experience flying a drone. Each Fly Zone will have a professional trainer to teach new pilots about throttle, yaw and pitch. Each pilot will have the chance to learn about takeoff and landing, hovering and hopping in an enclosed environment.

Details

Date:
February 20, 2016
Time:
11:30 am - 6:00 pm
Cost:
$12
Website:
https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/drone-fair-2016-tickets-19595065368

Organizer

British Columbia Institute of Technology
Website:
http://www.bcit.ca/

Venue

BCIT Burnaby
3700 Willingdon Avenue
Burnaby, Canada
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