At Drone Assist we are committed to operating our Remotely Piloted Aircraft (RPA) in compliance with the following regulations:
- Civil Aviation Safety Regulations (CASR) Part 101
- Civil Aviation Safety Authority (CASA) Advisory Circular AC 101(0).
Flight Rules Specific for Operation of RPA’s
- Operations must be Within Visual Line of Sight (VLOS)
- The RPA Pilot must be able to visually see the aircraft at all times, with the naked eye
- Operations must not be above 400ft Above Ground Level (AGL)
- The “Not above 400ft” rule is in relation to any ground below the RPA at any point in time
- Operations must be During Daylight VMC (Visual Meteorological Conditions)
- Daylight in aviation is defined as the end and beginning of light and includes twilight
- Operations must be Greater than 3 Nautical Miles from an Aerodrome
- This applies to all registered Aerodromes and helipads
- 3 Nautical Miles = 5.5 kilometres
- Operations must Not be over a Populous Area
- A populous area is defined as “an area having a sufficient density of population for some aspect of the operation or some event that might happen during the operation to pose an unreasonable risk to the life safety or property of somebody who is in the area but is not connected to the operation.
- Operations must be greater than 30 meters from people
- Except for those persons directly associated with the RPA operation
- We cannot operate an RPA in a way that creates a hazard to another person or property
- Operations must not drop things
- An RPA cannot be used to drop or discharge objects or things in any way that creates a hazard to another person or property.
28th July 2016