Flying Safely

You must now hold either a licence or accreditation to fly an RPA for anything other than fun. It is also a good idea to use one of the CASA-verified Safety Apps that provide information on where you can and can’t fly. These apps provide location-based information that accords with aviation legislation. Increasingly, you will also see the new national drone safety signage indicating areas where rules apply or flying is prohibited – remember, no sign is NOT permission to fly!

The Drone Safety Rules page of the CASA website summarises the Do’s and Don’ts of flying. You should be familiar with the Civil Aviation Regulations Part 101 and the Advisory Circular AC 101-01 v3.0 as it is your responsibility to make sure you are following all the rules that apply to your use of the RPA you are piloting.