Drone Training Program Coming Closer to Reality

Robert Thomas

In what is being described as a major step forward in the development of the Moose Jaw Municipal Airport, a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) was signed by the City, Sask Polytechnic, CAE and the Airport Users Group to look for common ground and potentially develop an Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) training program at the airport.

The MOU is the first step and its designed to allow the four groups to work together to potentially develop a UAV or drone training program.

UAV or drones are pilotless aircraft which are used for various things such as surveillance, photography, cattle checking and crop conditions.

"We're hopeful a drone training program can take place in Moose Jaw," Mayor Frasier Tolmie said in a press release.

"We appreciate Saskatchewan Polytechnic's commitment to extending their range of learning opportunities at the Moose Jaw campus. We appreciate the expertise and guidance to be provided by CAE. This MOU is also a positive step towards enhancing the profile of the Moose Jaw Municipal Airport," Mayor Tolmie stated in the release.