Hummingbird offers all the necessary drone training required by Transport Canada to become a compliant UAV operator as well as a course for young people who want to learn the skills to fly safely and within legal boundaries.

All courses are taught by professional instructors, with top equipment, and are flexible in schedule.


UAV Training Course


Transport Canada has announced new regulations set to come in to effect June 1, 2019. We are still offering our First Class UAV Training course for new and experienced pilots, which provides the training required by Transport Canada to become a compliant UAV operator under existing regulations, but have expanded it to include the knowledge required to help pass the new exams required as of June 1.

Hummingbird’s training course provides UAV operators with a comprehensive understanding of Transport Canada’s regulatory framework as well as practical operational skills. The course is a must for reducing liability, qualifying for standing operating authorization from Transport Canada and increasing organizational safety. Hummingbird’s First Class UAV Training course covers the following topics:

  • Air law and procedures

  • Navigation

  • Meteorology

  • General airframes, engines and systems

  • Theory of flight

  • Flight instruments

  • Flight operations

  • Human factors

  • Restricted Radio Operators Certification aeronautical qualification

Hummingbird will happily come to your place of business for an enjoyable and engaging experience. Alternatively, you’re invited to one of Hummingbird’s locally scheduled classes. 


April 27-29, 2019, in Prince George

May 10-12, 2019, in Kamloops

For more information about the course for current or changing regulations, contact us today.


Flight Reviews


Transport Canada has announced new regulations set to come in to effect June 1, 2019. These regulations include the requirement for all pilots wishing to fly in advanced operations to successfully complete a flight review. A flight review is a series of tasks, exercises and manoeuvres performed by a candidate for the purpose of determining if that person meets the minimum skill requirements set out by Transport Canada for RPAS operators.

Competencies covered in a flight review:

  • Site survey

  • Emergency procedure simulation

  • Accident/incident response simulation

  • Pre-flight checks

  • Take-off

  • Obstacle navigation

  • Distance recognition

  • Landing

Hummingbird has an approved Flight Reviewer on staff and is currently offering flight reviews around the Interior of BC. Contact us for more information.


Our Clients

Hummingbird’s training course provided a fun, comprehensive and hands-on experience to our team at FNESS. Hummingbird staff were very organized and professional with preparation and delivery of the Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) training. First Nations Emergency Services Society of B.C. is keen to utilize and promote Hummingbird Drones to implement future UAV training for their staff and clients . This technology will enhance and support efficiencies for a range of social, environmental and economic business needs.
— Larry Price, Forest Fuel Management Specialist, First Nations Emergency Services Society
Hummingbird’s training course provided me with a strong foundation of knowledge which was delivered with an excellent blend of theory and practical experience. The Hummingbird team is very knowledgeable and able to easily convey their knowledge through the training sessions. Their team is highly engaging. I would definitely participate in more training offered by Hummingbird.
— Sonja Leverkus, PhD PAg RPBio FIT EP, Ecosystem Scientist and AFE Certified Wildland Fire Practitioner, Shifting Mosaics Consulting