M3 Drone Training Zone's team is comprised of highly skilled, educated, trained, and experienced RPAS pilots, all holders of Transport Canada Pilot Certificates.
M3 believes in and promotes safe flying habits. It starts in the classroom to ensure it's applied in the field.
We believe in reducing human errors by applying crew resource management principles.
We pride ourselves by leading by example. Professionalism starts within our team and we hope to spread this with everyone we come in contact with.
Our Advanced RPAS Ground School programs are offered all across Canada.
Our home office is located in Winnipeg, Manitoba, but we prefer to stay on the move! We have held courses in all the following cities, and counting:
|Thunder Bay||Montreal||Goose Bay|
We currently hold $5MM aviation RPAS liability insurance.
We believe in flying safely and insurance helps to make sure that no matter the situation, we are covered. This insurance is available to clients upon request. Contact us now for more details!
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 and prepare them to write the Transport Canada RPAS Pilot Exams. We will deliver affordable services to help our customers integrate aerial data collection in their operations.
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.
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.
We are members of Prince’s Trust Canada, Operation Entrepreneur. Thank you for supporting veteran-owned businesses! Follow Prince’s Operation Entrepreneur @POEMilitary
The M3 story starts in 2015, after Matt Johnson, President & CEO, discovers the drone industry and falls in love. In 5 years, M3 has transformed itself from a drone imagery service provider to the industry leader for all things RPAS.
Since the first course, M3 has succesfully trained countless RPAS pilots. On September 22nd, 2019, the first milestone was achieved: 1000 students.
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Matthew founded M3 Aerial Productions in 2015, initially as a media productions company.
In November 2015 we redirected our focus to the precision agriculture sector. Today we are one of the leading agricultural drone service providers in Canada.
Matthew was educated at the University of Manitoba where he studied for eight years, obtaining three degrees (BPE, BA, BEd), and has taught mathematics in Manitoba high schools for five years.
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Matthew has personally trained over 1000 commercial drone pilots as the primary instructor for M3 Drone Training Zone, and enjoys meeting and working with new pilots from across the country.
Matthew has logged over 600 hours of flight time on RPAS systems.
Jovanny brings 25 years of management experience in the aviation industry including the commercial and military sector. He served in the Colombian Air Force for 22 years and retired in 2015 at the rank of Lieutenant Colonel. He performed various roles throughout his career, such as Flight Operations, Safety Management, Risk Management, Quality Assurance, Auditing and Training Development and delivery.
Jovanny earned a degree in Aviation Management from the University of Colombia Air Force, graduating in 1996, with postgraduate studies in Aviation Safety Management, Security and National Defense, as well as Business Management from the University of Manitoba.
He gained over 5000 hours in the air aboard the C-337 Skymaster, C-208 Caravan, SA2-37 Schweizer, AC-47, and C-130 Herculese. He also conducted military drone operations as mission commander of the UAV Scan Eagle system in Columbia.
In the last three years Jovanny has been teaching and developing training programs in the aviation safety field for the commercial and military industry such as, Crew Resource Management, Threat and Error Management, Risk Management, Safety and Quality Management. He now brings his knowledge and experience to M3 Aerial Productions to develop and implement new strategies and best practices.
Lee has a Higher National Diploma in Marine Telecommunications and Radar Maintenance, and is a fully qualified Master Mariner. He is a highly experienced RF & Microwave Radar engineer and surveyor, with over 25 years in the Offshore Energy sector, providing technical support training for RPAS maintenance, survey, inspection, videography and piloting skills.
After several years managing technical training schools based in Africa and Asia (developing instructor training programs and teaching advanced electronics and telemetry), he now provides RPAS training services for M3 in the the Atlantic Canada region, and is a fully certified Transport Canada Flight Reviewer.
Lee is originally from the UK and (after travelling the world), has now made Canada and Prince Edward Island his ‘forever’ home.
Lee is our Atlantic Canada regional lead instructor.
Glen Lynch is the current President and CEO of GAL Aerospace, a group of companies specialized in aircraft cabin interiors with offices in Canada, the USA, and Colombia, and with teams dispatched in over 12 countries. He is also the co-founder and President of Volatus Aerospace, an incubator dedicated to the aerospace industry. Prior to his position at GAL and Volatus, Glen spent seven years as President and CEO of Starlink Aviation where he successfully led a corporate transformation resulting in an industry leader.
Glen is also a current holder of a Canadian and USA Airline Transport Pilot License (ATPL) with multiple type-ratings and of RPAS Pilot Certificate.
A past member of the President’s Council of the National Air Transport Association (NATA), in Washington DC., the advisory board of Air BP for North America, the North American Customer Advisory Board for CAE, and the MACC Foundation, he presently serves on several committees of the Aerospace Industries Association of Canada (AIAC), and the Board of Directors of the West Island Cancer Wellness Center (WICWC).