New CASA standards require drone registration and operator accreditation
All drone operators will need to register their drones and gain accreditation under new rules being phased in by the Civil Aviation Safety Authority over the next twelve months.
Immediately in effect are specific requirements for the on-going approval of flying a drone in extended visual line of sight operations and ensuring there is a buffer between a drone and any controlled airspace above it.
The other rules, due to be phased in over the next 12 months, include requirements for drone accreditation, online user training and changes to training units.
Spokesperson for the Civil Aviation Safety Authority, Peter Gibson said while CASA had not yet settled on all the detail, the new drone registration and accreditation scheme was scheduled to begin by the middle of the year.