Australasia

Common sense from CASA

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Australian aviation regulator have updated their drone page and what’s not to like. Plenty of useful links and information. http://www.casa.gov.au/scripts/nc.dll?WCMS:STANDARD::pc=PC_100374 What are RPA? The term RPA refers to remotely piloted aircraft, but these aircraft are also known as unmanned aerial…

Secrets in our sky

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Dizzying aerial shots of wide, sweeping landscapes used to be the exclusive domain of big-budget film productions with a helicopter, but not any more. The rise of Remotely Piloted Aircraft Systems — “drone” is something of a dirty word in…

Drone flying takes off as a popular hobby

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Herding sheep and filming AFL training sessions is all in a day’s work for Ryan Hamlet, project manager at hobby drone online retailer I-Drone. The AFL team wanted to see aerial footage of its training session, Hamlet says. ‘‘People also…