CASA Stories February 7

Are you going to the beach this summer and happen to be in Australia? Look up, you might see a drone flying around keeping an eye on swimmers, looking out for sharks, or helping out with rescue efforts. The drone will be yellow and red — the colors of lifesaving — to make sure it stands out.

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CASA Stories December 18, 2019

DJI is one of the first drone manufacturers in Australia to become a CASA Drone Safety Advocate. Drone Safety Advocates further improve drone safety and help consumers become familiar with drone companies that stick to the rules. Other companies to join DJI include Zero-X, C.R. Kennedy, EE Group Australia, Fly the Farm, Officeworks, and Rise Above Custom Drone Solutions.

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CASA Stories August 24, 2019

An Australian drone pilot was fined AUD$7750 earlier this month in the Wollongong Magistrates Court over unsafe drone flights. The man was spotted by the public and later the NSW Police. The fine comes as the Civil Aviation Authority (CASA) is finalizing new drone laws and taking a hands-on approach in the drone community. expand full story

CASA Stories July 9, 2019

Australia’s leader in drone deliveries, Wing Aviation, is working with the Australian government to keep drone pilots safe and flying legally with their new app, OpenSky. The app is set to replace the ‘Can I Fly There?’ app created by the Civil Aviation Safety Authority (CASA). This is the first of many apps planned by Wing Aviation and CASA in preparation to keep Australian skies safe.

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CASA Stories May 21, 2018

Australian aviation authority, CASA launches a new campaign, that seems mostly aimed at children who might receive a drone as a present, to increase the awareness of the rules for new drone pilots. The campaign is called: “Rules apply when you fly!” and consists of a one-minute video animation that quickly explains the most important rules a drone pilot should be aware of.

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CASA Stories October 24, 2017

You only have to see a few videos like these to understand why governments are getting so nervous about drones.

Various government agencies globally, such as the FAA, Canada Transport, and the English Department for Transport (DFT) are all springing into action after a Black Hawk helicopter hit a drone over Staten Island, another drone hit a passenger airplane over Quebec City Airport and there was a near miss with a drone at Gatwick Airport.

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