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Nov
25

We need to stop the lies

Geez I get cranky when I see miss information spread by people whom either don’t have a clue, or worse, want to be sneaky to mislead people. So I am going to set the record straight…. If you are researching getting RPAS Certification, please don’t be mislead into thinking that you will have some sort […]

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What the PPL are you on about?

So Jason loves his keyboard and has decided to put something together about the whole PPL over RPAS debate, and as a pilot and instructor, he is well positioned to do so.   G’day again. I read The Mongrels post the other day on completing PPL theory in one 5 day course. I took a […]

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PPL Theory Courses – A Mind Mash!

So… There has been a lot of talk lately about PLL v RPAS licence etc, and I finally got the chance to sit down and chat to someone whom just sat a PPL theory course (costing him $2k) and is now very disappointed that he can’t sit the CASA exam yet, as he still needs […]

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A word on Licensing by Jason Tyrer

By Jason Tyrer   So I thought I would write a Blog for the Mongrel discussing the ramifications of conducting commercial UAV operations without an OC. As I started researching it, it became very clear that was simply not going to fit into one Blog (unless you all like reading essay sized blogs). Considering the […]

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Aug
24

CASA Contact Information

For all RPA operational enquiries, you can contact the RPAS staff by: calling 1800 687 342 emailing uas@casa.gov.au or completing the online form For any general media enquiries, please contact Peter Gibson, CASA media on 0419 296 446, or peter.gibson@casa.gov.au.

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Aug
24

RPAS Resources and links

RPA associations Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems International (www.auvsi.org) Australian Association for Unmanned Systems (www.aaus.org.au) Australian Certified UAV Operators Inc. (www.acuo.org.au) Australian Research Centre for Aerospace Automation (www.arcaa.net) Model aircraft associations Model Aeronautical Association of Australia (www.maaa.asn.au) Further reading about RPA Key note address CASA Director of Aviation Safety February 2013: ‘Development of UAS in […]

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Aug
24

How to become a safe RPAS operator

Applying for an operator’s certificate If you fly an unmanned aircraft, you are part of the aviation industry and have a number of responsibilities and regulatory requirements. To apply for your UAV Operators Certificate (UOC), you have to develop the following manuals: Operations manual, including a risk assessment Flight manual Maintenance manual You also have […]

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Aug
24

CASA and remotely piloted aircraft

Regulations Australia was the first  country in the world to regulate remotely piloted aircraft, with the the first operational regulation for unmanned aircraft in 2002. (Civil Aviation Safety Regulation [CASR] Part 101 is this regulation.) CASA is reviewing CASR Part 101, and will modernise it into CASR Part 102. Phase 1 will involve amendments to CASR […]

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