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Drone Aerial Photography, VIDEO & Mapping


M3 Aerial Productions uses Remotely Piloted Aircraft Systems (RPAS), also known as Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs), or simply "drones," to provide various aerial services and RPAS Pilot Ground School Courses from Vancouver, Edmonton, and Winnipeg, all the way to Halifax, and everywhere in between!  We currently hold an active National Standing SFOC (Special Flight Operations Certificate) from Transport Canada.  This allows us to operate in all classes of airspace (except A and B), any where in Canada, any time, day or night.

We are at the forefront of the industry, and have the pilots, equipment, and service to meet your requirements.

Our Training

We are one of a handful of companies across Canada that are registered with Transport Canada as RPAS Ground School training experts, and our course "UAVs in Industry" has helped almost 500 drone operators get their pilot certification since new regulations were brought forward in 2016 governing commercial UAV operations.  Our instructors are professionals in aviation and education, with a decade of military experience in the Canadian Armed Forces. 

Our 2-day UAV Ground School Course is available in cities across Canada, and could be offered at a University near you! 

We've just announced a few new dates and locations for upcoming courses across Canada!  Check them out at our Courses page to see when we will be coming to your city next! 

Our mission

M3 Aerial Productions will provide specialized aerial imaging services, and RPAS Pilot Ground School Training that is considered to be of the highest standards in Canada.  Our program will educate pilots to be responsible and proficient RPAS operators.  We will deliver affordable, captivating services to help our customers integrate aerial data collection in their operations.

Our Reputation

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We were fortunate enough to be audited by Transport Canada.

Check out what they thought about our course! ——>>

We are proud to be the first university credit level UAV Ground School course offered in Western Canada, with Brandon University offering Applied Topics in Geography: UAV Ground School in the fall session of 2017.  

M3 Aerial has been in the news quite a bit recently!  Please visit our Media page to read about how M3 Aerial Productions has been leading innovation in the Canadian Drone Industry.

We are proud to be named as one of the Top 7 Drone Visionaries in the Precision Agriculture commercial market!  Click the link to read more about how we have been contributing to the industry!

You May Have Seen Us Elsewhere...

Please visit our  Media  section to see some of the articles our company has been featured in! We are quiet proud of our feature on CTV News,  here !

Please visit our Media section to see some of the articles our company has been featured in! We are quiet proud of our feature on CTV News, here!


M3 Aerial Productions holds an active National Standing Special Flight Operations Certificate for operations in Class C, D, E, F, and G airspace, and can operate any time day or night.


We currently hold $5MM aviation liability insurance.

In order to fly a Remotely Piloted Aircraft System (or UAV - Unmanned Air Vehicle) weighing 25 kg or less, operating within Visual Line of Sight in Canada, the pilot must have a solid understanding of the knowledge requirements.  Visit the Transport Canada website at the following link to see the Knowledge Requirements for Pilots of UAV Systems.



Matthew Johnson, President of M3 Aerial Productions Inc. is a former member on the board of directors for the Manitoba GIS User Group; a community of dedicated GIS professionals looking towards increased understanding and use of Geographic Information Systems (GIS) for spatial data management, analysis, and visualization.

Unmanned Systems Canada

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We are members of Unmanned Systems Canada, a not-for-profit organization dedicated to promoting public awareness, education and appreciation for the Canadian unmanned vehicle systems community to itself, to Canadians and worldwide.


We are members of CARAC (Canadian Aviation Regulation Advisory Council), helping to assess and recommend potential regulatory changes through cooperative rule-making activities in conjunction with Transport Canada.

Dronemeisters Affiliate! is a global UAV enterprise showcasing the worlds most accomplished drone photographers and cinematographers.

Dronemeisters pilots have demonstrated the highest degree of skill, professionalism and safety, while providing their clientele with a wide range of superlative drone services.


We currently have an active network of over 100 drone pilots across Canada.  These people have completed our UAV Ground School training course and have applied for and have either received, or are currently awaiting their SFOCs from Transport Canada.  If you are interested in joining our team as an "on call" pilot, please Contact Us, we'd love to hear from you!


This is a national initiative designed to direct awareness towards two diseases that affect too many Canadians, and to help raise funds through the sharing and donations of aerial photographers across Canada and the Earth!  Please visit and tweet #Drones4Crohns to help spread the word!

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