Proposed new remotely piloted aircraft (RPA) registration and RPAS operator accreditation scheme (PP 1816US)

Overview In 2019, CASA proposes to introduce a remotely piloted aircraft (RPA) registration and RPA operator accreditation requirement, as a way of monitoring the safe and lawful operation of RPAs.  The registration and accreditation requirements are proposed to apply (with certain exceptions) to the following RPA: RPA more than 250 grams operated recreationally and all RPA operated commercially, including excluded …

Seek and you shall find…..

Seek and you shall find …..that not all RePL’s carry the same weight on your CV for your prospective employer. Nowadays, it is not enough to just have the RePL and weight class shown on your CV, but rather, that you hold an AROC and ELP as well.  This is so the prospective employer can take full advantage of using …

Is CASA supportive of the drone industry?

This is a question our students ask more frequently as the new Part101 MOS draws near. Our answer is: Yes, most definitely, and CASA is becoming more supportive as time goes on.  Drone deliveries and manned drones on a commercial scale are around the corner for example as a result of CASA working proactively on the regulations for these, and …

New Part101 MoS 2018 and the impact on training.

Well, the new Part101 MoS is in the final comment stage and should be in effect by end of 2018. It will have a major impact on the RePL training format and costs, but provide a standard reference for all training. Impact on RPAS industry Aeronautical theory standards for ab-initio RePL applicants, including a directory of required knowledge units; aeronautical …

The October Directive and impact on Advisory Circulars

Instrument number CASA 96/17 – Direction — operation of certain unmanned aircraft issued on 17 October 2017 Having fielded many questions on this directive and the impact on the July 2018 Advisory Circulars AC101-01 from past and present RePL students, and the drone pilots flying under the excluded category (AC101-10), I thought it may be good to focus on one component at a time of …