A Leading Canadian UAV Service Provider

Safety First

A leading Canadian UAV solutions provider.

With flight safety as our first priority, we provide solutions for a range of applications. Our GIS, risk and insurance mitigation, iterative automated topographical data acquisition, mining, energy, and asset security solutions lead the industry. Whether your business requires raw data, situation assessment or a full suite of GIS ready data we can design a safe, low cost solution to meet your needs.

Our background in fixed wing and helicopter operations coupled with our partners provide us with advanced data acquisition, modelling technology and methods. Our strategic partnerships and industry relationships provide us with the flexibility to create tailored solutions not available elsewhere for the same cost.

A word from our president…

“UAVs are aircraft and introducing aircraft into the National Airspace is regulated, for good reason. UAVs still require a ‘human in the loop’ and that person should be well trained in ‘Aviation First’ skills, as having data is only useful if it’s repeatable, safe and legal. With over 100 years of aviation experience in-house, we service Canada and its unique environmental and regulatory requirements. Enjoy the benefits of this novel technology with the peace of mind that compliant, safe personnel are conducting the operations. We are the institutional aviation company your business needs to acquire pivotal, actionable data” – Sean Greenwood, President.

Assets Change Over Time.

Pipelines age. Mining and agricultural operations are prone to trespassers and other unwelcome guests. Accidents happen. In some regions, assets are also targets of attack. The recent passage of Bill C-46 mandates the monitoring of active and abandoned hazardous assets on an ongoing basis. We operate air-based surveillance vehicles to reduce the expense of legislated compliance. Our UAVs are only operated by professionally licensed pilots. We have thousands of combined flight hours. We are experienced aviators with tested knowledge of Canadian aviation laws and flight safety procedures.

Our Solutions:

Canadian UAVs is Nationally Certified by Transport Canada and insured by Willis Towers Watson. Our strategic partners are leaders in the acquisition and management of above ground data. These include a UAV operations and training partnership with the Des Nedhe and UTM Integration at the Foremost test range. We also have a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with QinetiQ Target Systems. Our mandates and ongoing projects are conducted with the highest possible aviation standards. Our focus is to mitigate on-site risks in a cost effective manner.

All of our clients enjoy the benefits of working with pilots who hold valid Transport Canada commercial licenses. This provides the working group with deep knowledge of the technical aspects of a rapidly developing technology and the expertise to operate sophisticated unmanned aviation products.



  • Nasser Alrwiai
    Posted December 6, 2018 9:02 pm 0Likes

    I look for longe range electric drone with professional gimbal ( dual camera , HD visible & thermal ).

    • Sean Greenwood
      Posted December 11, 2018 7:23 am 0Likes

      Please contact us over email, we’d love to see if we can help!

  • Gwen Schmidt
    Posted January 16, 2019 1:14 am 0Likes

    What are dates you run this course in 2019?

    • Sean Greenwood
      Posted January 25, 2019 6:12 pm 0Likes

      We’re currently structuring the Ground Safety courses for 2019 to match the new curriculum from Transport Canada. Please stay tuned if you’re looking to complete it, we should publish new dates soon!

  • Grant Caswell
    Posted February 11, 2019 4:06 am 0Likes

    What is your schedule and costing for the flight review? I’ve successfully completed the Small RPAS – Advanced Operations exam online and would like to schedule a flight review.

    • Sean Greenwood
      Posted February 12, 2019 2:56 am 0Likes

      Hi Grant,

      We will publish the schedule closer to March/April. Please check the website for updates around that time for exact dates and costs.

  • Charlotte Goldsberry
    Posted July 6, 2020 11:11 pm 0Likes

    Hello – I recently joined Birdstop and understand that your CEO, Sean Greenwood and our CEO, Keith Miao met at last year’s UAV conference. I welcome the opportunity to connect with him or anyone responsible for strategic partnerships. I believe there to be many synergies between our two companies.

    I thank you in advance!

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