Some changes to UAV licencing and registration changes finally!

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Some changes to UAV licencing and registration changes finally!

Postby FerrariFlyer » Wed Mar 27 2019, 05:04

A step in the right direction albeit (arguably) around 4-5 years too late:

https://mobile.abc.net.au/news/2019-03- ... e/10943284
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Re: Important UAV licencing and registration changes finally!

Postby bangequalsbad » Wed Mar 27 2019, 05:49

Still voluntary.

So typically they have taken the least enforceable route to make no difference at a cost of $20 a sucker who bothers to do it.

Bravo CASA.
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Re: Some changes to UAV licencing and registration changes finally!

Postby Mallard » Thu Mar 28 2019, 12:04

I especially like this bit:
"CASA is still developing a full real-time network that can track drones like it does aircraft"

Outside of the city... tracking?? what tracking?. Air services is busy decommissioning NDB's and VORs around the country to save money... If they upgraded the the sites with some ADS-B infrastructure that could broadcast weather and traffic (like in the states) it would actually be a good practical step that would improve safety in GA!

For some reason Australia has adopted the cheapest (and incidentally s#!t) ADS-B standard.... you know not that ADS-B could be useful and all for unmamanned aircraft in the future (watch this space).
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Re: Some changes to UAV licencing and registration changes finally!

Postby hand in pants » Thu Mar 28 2019, 21:02

Still voluntary.

Wow. So the morons at caa would like everybody with a drone to give them $20 for an on-line course and a licence which I think lasts a year.

Wow. They best put on a few more staff to handle the 3 clowns who do it.

Jesus, and these idiots run actual aviation..................................................
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Re: Some changes to UAV licencing and registration changes finally!

Postby homersimpson » Sat Mar 30 2019, 00:05

I’m not defending CASA here, but did you guys fill in the opinion poll about this topic CASA sent out a couple months ago?

Drones are not going away. I reckon we’d be somewhat better off if the “flyers” know to stay below 400 foot. That online education should be mandatory for ALL drone flyers. It can only help.
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Re: Some changes to UAV licencing and registration changes finally!

Postby hand in pants » Sat Mar 30 2019, 00:51

Very true homer but that would be better done at the point of sale, not via some stupid online course costing $20 a year. Especially for a licence that only lasts a year. I am calling s#!t on this little gem.
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Re: Some changes to UAV licencing and registration changes finally!

Postby FerrariFlyer » Sat Mar 30 2019, 01:59

hand in pants wrote:Very true homer but that would be better done at the point of sale, not via some stupid online course costing $20 a year. Especially for a licence that only lasts a year. I am calling s#!t on this little gem.


Damn. Still can’t find the ‘like’ button.
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Re: Some changes to UAV licencing and registration changes finally!

Postby homersimpson » Sat Mar 30 2019, 02:07

I’d have to agree with that. Don’t let them buy one if they haven’t passed the test.
A bit late for it now.
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Re: Some changes to UAV licencing and registration changes finally!

Postby Helical » Sat Mar 30 2019, 06:27

I fly R/C helis and multi rotors (drones) at various R/C clubs in Australia and have my MAAA license and insurance to do so. This also covers flying on private land with the owners permission.

The idea of having to pay $20 a year to continue doing what I do is a load of crap and isn't going to fix anything. I feel this is just a token gesture by CASA to be able to say we have done something while also making some cash out of it. In the 'consultation' CASA did I raised the point of MAAA registered pilots shouldn't have to incur extra fees but I am yet to see any mention of an exemption.

Mandatory drone safety course/video is a good start.
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Re: Some changes to UAV licencing and registration changes finally!

Postby Gonsky » Sat Mar 30 2019, 07:30

As said many times before these little quads need to be banned.

Pretty simple fix.

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