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Aug
24

Model aircraft and RPAS

Difference between RPAs and model aircraft People have been flying model aircraft for many years. How are these different from the remotely piloted ‘drones’ we hear so much about? From CASA’s perspective, the difference between RPA and model aircraft is that RPA are used for commercial, government or research purposes and model aircraft are flown […]

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Aug
24

RPAS history timeline

Pre World War 1 In 1849, Austria uses balloons to bomb Venice. Camera-equipped kites and balloons used for aerial photography and military reconnaissance. World War 1 Experimental development of ‘aerial torpedoes’. 1930s Radio controlled target drones enter military service. World War 2 Radio controlled and preprogrammed flying bombs used in military action. 1960s Cold War […]

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Aug
24

RPAS background

What are RPAS? The term RPAS refers to remotely piloted aircraft systems, but these aircraft are also known as unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs). The term unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) includes not only the aircraft, but all the ground support equipment and personnel. The term drone can be seen in news stories about military operations in […]

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Aug
21

OC Application Assistance

If you require assistance in preparing your OC application and paperwork for CASA, we are now able to help you with this. Mongrel Gear is now offering a complete advisory and documentation support service to clients requiring assistance with applications and paperwork for CASA UAV Operator’s Certificate. Mongrel Gear is now associated with one of […]

By John Fleming | Blog
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Aug
21

Full RPAS Multicopter License Course – UPDATE 20 AUG 2014

Well Peeps… We are just days away from making a public announcement with regards to our full RPAS License Training Courses for Multicopters. We will officially announce it most likely sometime early next week, but for those of you that expressed an interest over the previous months, we will be sending you an email in […]

By John Fleming | Blog
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Aug
21

RPAS MANUFACTURER TYPE TRAINING

Mongrel Gear is now offering a 4 to 5 hour RPAS training program.  This training program will give you a comprehensive introduction into Remote Piloted Aircraft systems (Multi-Rotor). This training is recognised by CASA as “Manufacturer Training” when purchasing an aircraft through Mongrel Gear, or if you have own an aircraft that we currently build […]

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