Sub-2kg Drone: The “excluded” category for commercial unmanned flight

DroneFlyer 101 – QBE Approved Sub 2kg Workshop      

  • Full Day Training with Flight Time on our Fleet of Phantoms
  • Full QBE Certification for sub 2 kg Public Liability Insurance
  • Learn to Fly Before You Buy
  • Be Ready to Turn Your Hobby into a Profession
  • Online Modules and Support
  • Learn the Rules for Safe and Legal Professional Flights:
    • Introduction to the Standard Operating Conditions and Air Law
    • Multi-Rotor Aerodynamics, LiPo batteries

Our next Drone Flyer 101 course dates:

  • Perth
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  • Melbourne
    • Wednesday 23 October
  • Brisbane
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  • Kiama
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    • Sydney, Newcastle, Adelaide
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Needing other dates? We do courses for groups too! Enquire directly as dates can be arranged for groups if requested.

As of 29 September, 2016 new rules have come into effect for RPAs under 2kg.

Is your Drone / RPA (eg. DJI Phantom) below 2kg?

  • There are still strict conditions under which uncertified operators may potentially fly it legally for commercial gain.
  • What are the new conditions?
    • You should only fly during the day and keep your RPA within visual line-of-sight.
      • This means being able to visually orientate the drone with the naked eye (prescription spectacles permitted), without the aid of binoculars or telescope or other magnifying devices.
      • You are not permitted not fly your RPA higher than 120 metres (400ft) AGL.
    • You have to keep your RPA at least 30 metres away from other people.
    • You have to keep your RPA at least 5.5 km away from controlled aerodromes.
    • You are not permitted not fly your RPA over any area where, in the event of a loss of control or failure, you create an unreasonable hazard to the safety of people and property on the ground.
    • You are not permitted not fly your RPA over or near an area affecting public safety or where emergency operations are underway (without prior approval).
      • This could include situations such as a car crash, police operations, a fire and associated firefighting efforts, and search and rescue.
    • You can only fly one RPA at a time.
  • Visit the CASA website for further information.
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