Close Proximity Approvals

Close Proximity Ops

Need a proximity approval so you can get closer to the action?

Talk to our team and see how we can easily get you up and running with close proximity operations.

How to get up close and personal

FPV Australia was one of the first organisations to have procedures approved by CASA for Close Proximity approvals for it’s clients. This includes flights down to 1m from individuals, allowing for amazing imagery.

Securing approvals from the Civil Aviation Safety Authority (CASA) for close proximity operations with drones requires meticulous planning and adherence to safety standards. FPV Australia can assist with obtaining close proximity approvals.

FPV Australia can conduct a comprehensive safety assessment of the proposed close proximity operations. This involves identifying potential hazards, assessing risks, and developing strategies to mitigate them. We can help develop detailed operational procedures specific to close proximity operations. This includes outlining pre-flight checks, communication protocols, emergency procedures, and contingency plans.

FPV Australia can provide guidance on the selection and setup of appropriate equipment for close proximity operations. This may involve ensuring drones are equipped with collision avoidance technology, reliable communication systems, and redundant safety features.

What do you get?

We will prepare the necessary documentation for CASA approval. This includes completing application forms, submitting safety assessments, operational procedures, equipment specifications, and any other required documentation. FPV Australia will assist in communication between your organisation and CASA throughout the approval process. We can advise you on how to address any inquiries or concerns raised by CASA, and provide clarification as needed.

By leveraging FPV Australia’s expertise and support, you can streamline the process of obtaining close proximity approvals from CASA while prioritizing safety and regulatory compliance. It’s essential to work closely with FPV Australia and CASA throughout the process to ensure a successful outcome.

Money back guarantee that our procedures will be approved, and we will work closely with you and CASA to ensure a smooth transition to approval

Frequently Asked Questions

Close Proximity approvals may involve updates to your manuals and procedures.

The actual approval process will require a full submission, usually for each operation to be undertaken, complete with risk assessment and other operational documentation as required.

It may be possible to apply to for a blanket approval (exemption). FPV Australia will be able to advise on the likelihood of this being granted.

CASA approvals must be submitted at least three weeks prior to the operation. However you should also consider the amount of time required to compile and create materials for the submission.
FPV Australia charge for the updates to your manuals and the consultancy during the entire process.  This is a flat fee of $950.

CASA will bill you separately for the approval process (approximately $800 per approval).

This entire process can usually be completed via email etc.
There is no specific flight training for this type of approval.

You should ensure however that any pilot undertaking close proximity operations is competent to be able to operate an RPA with precision, which may take considerably practice.

No. You will require a separate approval for each operation unless an exemption can be secured for your organisation.

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