Canadian UAVs is owned and operated by licensed aircraft pilots with valid Transport Canada certificates.
We know that when it comes to airborne vehicles - manned or unmanned - safety must be the primary concern.
The recent introduction of UAVs into the Canadian aeronautical landscape provides exceptional benefits to those operators that actively engage in risk mitigation and insurance reduction strategies. We are proud to say that Canadian UAVs is such a firm.
Sean Greenwood - CEO
Sean Greenwood has been the president of Canadian UAVs since February 2015. Prior to Canadian UAVs, Sean was a real-time energy trader for a large Canadian public Energy company. With a range of responsibilities that included assessing short-term markets, offer strategies and trade execution, Sean developed trading relationships with new counterparties and ensured strict compliance with credit and exposure limits.
A licensed commercial helicopter pilot, Sean has hundreds of hours of commercial helicopter and UAV flight time. His flight experience includes flying Robinson 44s for Global 1 news, airshows and heli tours in Alberta and British Columbia. He is also an apprentice helicopter mechanic.
Sean represented Ireland in men's Skeleton at the 2014 Sochi Olympics. Before retiring, he raced for five years on the world's fastest tracks in North America, Europe and Russia. He was the highest ranked athlete in the Small Nations Division for Olympic Qualification leading up to Sochi and ranked 2nd in the North America’s Cup for the 2012-13 season.
Sean earned his B.A., (Economics) from the University of Calgary in 2010 while training in flight school, working and training for Skeleton.
Sean is a Certified Lockheed Martin Indago Systems Pilot and Instructor.
CURTIS NADON- OPERATIONS MANAGER
Curtis Nadon started flying in 2003 and has accumulated over 7000 flight hours. His flight experience is split between the training and operational sectors of the helicopter industry. He completed his instructor rating in 2007 and is now a Class 1 Instructor, Pilot Examiner, Approved Check Pilot, Authorized Person and holds the position of Chief Flight Instructor at Mountain View Helicopters. In addition to his training background Curtis has flying experience in fire-fighting, seismic, oil and gas, tree-planting, tourism, electronic news gathering and aerial photography. Curtis brings significant aviation experience as well as a strong understanding of training to Canadian UAVs.
Ashleigh Nadon - Class 1 Instructor
Ashleigh's aviation career began after completing a kinesiology degree at the University of Calgary. During her years at university, Ashleigh became familiar with helicopters working as a fire fighter for the Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources during the summer months. This experience combined with her education as a personal fitness trainer makes her a natural for flight training. She continues to acquire advanced skills each season by gaining operational experience in a variety of settings.
GOUR KISHORE KUNDU - UAV INSTRUCTOR
- IAI, Malat, Israel qualified UAV Mission Commander, Internal Pilot and Air Vehicle Operator Instructor with a total of 2000 hrs+ of flying experience on Heron UAVs.
- Qualified fixed wing aircraft pilot with a total of 2800 hrs of flying experience on 04 different types of aircraft (Jet, Turbo & Piston)
- Experienced in innovatively introducing, exploiting and conceptualizing Standard Operating Procedures for exploitation of cutting edge technology.
- Extensive knowledge in planning and implementation of ground and flying training schedules for Air Vehicle Operators.
- Qualified to undertake complete Maintenance Check Test Flights for UAV systems.
- Current Canadian PPL.
Decades of experience working in the aviation industry in BC and Alberta.
We continue to upgrade our safety training for both aviation and the Oil and Gas sector. Our current list of certificates includes:
- Commercial Helicopter Pilot Licence issued by Transport Canada
- ENFORM Petroleum Safety training
- ENFORM H2S Alive
- Transportation of Dangerous Goods by Air
- Transportation of Dangerous good by Surface Modes
- Safety Management System (SMS)
- External Load, Hover Exit and Water Bucketing
- IRP 16 Basic Safety Awareness Training
- Maintenance Training, Independent checks, Elementary tasks and AD's
- Pilot Decision Making