Flying club talks about drones

There will be a free public information session Tuesday from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Kelowna campus lecture theatre.

There’s an opportunity to learn more about drones.

Okanagan College, in co-operation with the Kelowna and District Flying Club, will host a free public information session Tuesday from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Kelowna campus lecture theatre.

“Hobbyist flyers, those using drones for commercial purposes, and individuals who are considering owning and operating a drone will become equipped with the facts such as the no-fly zone within nine kilometers of an airport, heliport, or aerodrome,” states a release.

“Those new to drone technology can find out if obtaining a special flight operation certificate, as regulated by Transport Canada, is necessary based on the intended use.”

Attendees will hear from a panel of experts including representatives from Okanagan College, the Canadian Owners’ and Pilots Association, the RCMP, Nav Canada, and a commercial insurance agent.

Rre-registration is required at www.kelownaflyingclub.com.