Understanding the rules surrounding drone use is important to ensure the safety of all airspace users. Here at Fly the Farm, we are advocates for ensuring that drone users understand how to fly safely while still having fun. You can find out more via the CASA "Know your Drone" site. Don't forget to subscribe to their e-news to be kept up to date on changes that occur from time to time.
I have spent two years looking for a training organisation who I can trust to bring high quality RePL & ReOC training to rural Australia. That company is UAS Pacific. Their syllabus is high quality, best practice training, provided by highly skilled instructors with vast experience in commercial operations (both manned and unmanned). They are one of just a handful of training organisations in Australia who are QBE certified, meaning that trainees are able to access insurance with QBE following training.
There are five options for the Endorsement Training:
Toowoomba training occurs the 3rd week of every month. Please confirm with Meg in case of unscheduled changes.
Training can occur in Brisbane or Toowoomba, or at your location or nearest town if we can get 4 or more people attending.
Successfully complete your RePL with UAS Pacific and CASA will issue you with your UAV certificate, which is the unmanned version of a pilot’s licence. Once this is complete you can then 'upgrade' to other endorsements for flying larger or different craft.
Everything is included:
RePL bookings recommended 1 week prior to course commencement as there is self study required.
**all UAS/ drone pilots, who will wish to fly in controlled airspace and/or beyond visual line of sight require their aircraft radio operators certificate (AROC), including a pass in the english language proficiency (ELP) examinations. This also includes ground operations personnel like spotters who are using an aircraft radio.