Drone Safety Day Photo Challenge 2021 Winners

We challenged Canadians to submit their original drone photography, and they did not disappoint! Participants were asked to describe how they ensured drone safety while capturing their photo.

Congratulations to our #DroneSafetyDay Photo Challenge winners! Check out the winning entries below.

Drone Safety Day - Winter Canyon

Winter Canyon

Photo by: Tamzen Sykes

Location: Rocky Mountains, Alberta

Safety highlights:

  • Checked weather and wind conditions
  • Checked airspace class and confirmed that no permissions were needed
  • Site survey on arrival
  • Cleared landing and take-off area
  • Equipment check
  • Flew within visual line of sight
The beautiful road

The Beautiful Road

Photo by: Andre von Nickisch

Location: Cape Breton Island, Nova Scotia

Safety highlights:

  • Applied for and received special permit required to fly in national park
  • Met with park ranger prior to flight
Drone Safety Day - Lighthouse Facing the Sunset

Lighthouse Facing the Sunset

Photo by: Michel Chevrette

Location: St. Anne de Sorel, Quebec

Safety highlights:

  • Equipment check prior to flight
  • Flew within visual line of sight
  • Kept at least 30 meters distance from people
  • Flew lower than 120 meters
  • Used a zoom lens instead of approaching lighthouse
  • Confirmed low winds of 5 km/h
Bell Whiskey Helipads


Photo by: Martin Landry

Location: Mirabel, Quebec

Safety highlights:

  • Permission granted by operator's Chief Pilot, Control Tower and Safety Officer
  • Mission plan created
Knowlton Landing


Photo by: Denis Laplante

Location: Knowlton Landing, Quebec

Safety highlights:

  • Drone was always within visual line of sight despite the fog
  • No people nearby as the photo was taken early in the morning