DRONE FAIR ONTARIO is the first event of its kind in Eastern Canada. We have partnered with the University of Ontario Institute of Technology and Ace 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 local and international industries who have incorporated this technology into their current practices. This event features speakers, vendors, a flying demonstration area, a University Challenge, and an FPV Drone Race.
Watch our Promo Video!
Also watch: Why Drone 2016?
SCHEDULE OF EVENTS NOW AVAILABLE - CLICK HERE
Keynote - Before You Fly
Mark Wuennenburg - Civil Aviation Inspector, Flight Standards, Transport Canada / Government of Canada
Safety and Reliability: Testing of Drones
Don Topoworski - General Manager, Ace, University of Ontario Institute of Technology
Safety and Training of UAV/Drone Operations
Yifei Zhao - Operations Director, Altex / Humber College Media and IT Studies
The Sport of the Future + 21st Century STEM Education
Dalton Grover - Director of Business, PCS Edventures
Becoming a UAV Pilot
Brett Danks - Flight Instructor, Waterloo Wellington Flight Centre
Robots and Drones that Learn to Empower Us
Prof. Dr. Angela Schoellig - Assistant Professor, University of Toronto Institute of Aerospace Studies (UTIAS)
Advancing Beyond Visual Line of Sight
Mark Aruja - Chairman, Unmanned Systems Canada
Autonomous Control for the DIY Drone Enthusiast (on a budget no less)
John Kost, Technology Entrepeneur
Murry Wu, CEO/Founder, Reforges
Drone Racing and the Next Generation
Paul Dowling, Owner, Autobotix
University of Ontario Institute of Technology
Transport Canada / Government of Canada
Unmanned Systems Canada
Waterloo Wellington Flight Centre
Humber College Media Studies and IT
University of Toronto Institute of Aerospace Studies
Institute of Engineering and Technology
GTA North FPV
Model Aeronautics Association of Canada
DRONE-OFF - Student Challenge
Teams from Univeristy of Toronto, Ryerson University, Humber College and UOIT will compete in a contest of problem solving, building and flight to determine a $2,500 scholarship for the winner.
Watch our Drone-Off (University Challenge) from Drone Fair Vancouver:
FPV DRONE RACE
Race on! Some of Ontario's top FPV racers show a little taste of what FPV racing is all about. Presented by North GTA FPV. Preliminary heats on Day 1. Final Heats on Day 2.
Watch our Drone Race from Drone Fair Vancouver:
WORKSHOPS AND TOURS
KASHMIR FOUNDATION - DAVINCI CHALLENGE: BUILD A DRONE WORKSHOP
Attendees can register for the DaVinci Challenge: Build a Drone Workshop run by Kashmir Robotics. This hands-on workshop will expose participants to science, technology, engineering, art, and mathematics through critical thinking, on the spot decision making and teamwork. Teams will build and fly a state-of-the-art drone, through integration of power and propulsion, avionics, mission planning, autonomous mission training, and piloting. Spots are limited. For more information and to register: http://www.kashmirworldfoundation.org/
THE MAKER GARDEN - MAKE A DRONE AT DRONE FAIR 2016 - 2 HR WORKSHOP
Join us for 1 of 4 sessions on November 26th or 27th and build your very own drone!
The Maker Garden has partnered with Marcus Dickinson from X4 Drones, Durham Regions leading drone store located in Pickering. In this 2 hour class you will put together a kit which you can customize and make your very own.
We’ll guide you through this step by step process where you’ll learn the basics of drone construction and Marcus will provide you with some basic information about drone safety and flying techniques.
For more information and to register: https://themakergarden.com/dronefair2016/
ACE CENTRE FOR UAV RESEARCH at the UNIVERSITY OF ONTARIO INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY
The ACE research and testing facility offers chambers and technology for climatic, structural durability and life-cycle testing. Facilities include one of the largest and most sophisticated climatic wind tunnels (CWT) on the planet. In the CWT, wind speeds can reach 300 kilometres per hour with temperatures that range from -40 to +60°C. With our solar arrays and storm generators we can create any weather conditions imaginable, from sweltering jungle downpours to the paralyzing cold of an arctic storm. We use these chambers to test automotive and aerospace products, to improve the performance of elite athletes and to provide services to many other markets, including the unmanned aerial vehicle industry, civil engineering, film and television, and motorsports.
Scheduled tours and drone testing and flight demonstrations will be available at Drone Fair Ontario.
AERIAL LIGHT SHOW
Arrowonics create stunning visual lighting displays using drones. They will be presenting a drone aerial light show at the end of Day 1, Nov 26.
Watch their promo video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1KwXSZaPsM4&feature=youtu.be
For more information on Arrowonics go here: www.arrowonics.com
$25 - General Admission / $20 - Students and Seniors
$40 - Gen. Admission / $30 Students and Seniors
At the Door:
$30 - General Admission / $25 - Student and Seniors
Kids under 10 are free when accompanied by an Adult with a valid ticket
Group rates are available for 8 or more. Please contact for more info
Date and Time
University of Ontario Institute of Technology
Campus Recreation and Wellness Centre
2000 Simcoe St N.
Oshawa, ON L1H 7L7