Kelowna Wildfire, IN-FLIGHT Data, drones for firefighting

Kelowna Wildfires

Canada has authorized the operation of drone swarms beyond visual line of sight (BVLOS) for fighting wildfires.

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Canadian drone service provider IN-FLIGHT Data is a Canadian SAIL 6 operator, holding three Guinness World Records for its drone flights.  Now, IN-FLIGHT has earned a first-of-its-kind authorization for simultaneous drone operations up to 2,500 feet high, in Class F and Class G airspace, day or night.

The permission has been granted as wildfires continue to burn in the country, ravaging landscapes and threatening towns.  Drones offer a safe and effective means of collecting data, providing critical information to firefighters.