We strive to have a firm understanding of the risks involved in our operations and the measures required to mitigate these risks so that we can operate safely.
We are very mindful of the safety implications operating these machines, especially the risk to other users of airspace, and we take a very serious approach to this. The last thing anyone wants is a serious incident.
There is a robust regulatory framework for the commercial operation of UAVs – it will take nearly 6 months and a very serious approach to get a commercial Operator Certificate. However, because we are operating recreationally we are not required to obtain this certification, but must follow the same rules set out for model aircraft enthusiasts. Nonetheless we most definitely operate within CASA’s standard conditions:
- Below 400 ft
- Within visual line of sight
- Away from populated areas
- More than 3 nm from aerodromes or controlled airspace