Flying Licence for sub 2kg and hobbyists

Casa has confirmed from July 2019, all drone pilots will require training for certification if flying sub 2kg drones or hobbyists. CASA’s announcement details are below: Australia’s aviation safety authority will establish a “flyer’s licence” and mandatory registration for drones from July this year, coinciding with a world-first drone food delivery business to be run out of Canberra. Key points: …

GPS week counter rollover

What is this and how will my drone be affected? On April 6th, the GPS week counter rolls over and resets to zero. This change may affect Industrial Control Systems (ICSs) and Critical Infrastructure (CI) owners and operators. This rollover may affect log time stamp information, loss of communication between devices, inability to authenticate multi-factor authentication, or the ability to …

Drone Licence Training

What’s the difference between RePL, ReOC and Drone Training? RePL and ReOC are CASA licences and certificates, issued via CASA. The RePL and the AROC licence / certificate are personal perpetual qualifications. The ReOC is a business certificate valid for either one or 3 year terms, renewable. Drone training is a non CASA licence or certification course, such as Mapping …

RePL Training – CASA Part 101 MOS

The new Part 101 MOS now has a launch date of 31 March 2019, which is the second date CASA has missed. While some regulations will become into effect immediately, some will transition up to 12 months. CASA have also included Drone Registration and Certification for sub 2kg and hobbyists. Our RePL Training courses are aligned with the new Part …

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 early 2019. 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 theory …

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 …