Surf surveillance remote-controlled aircraft trial stalled for CASA assessment

THE trial of surf lifesaving’s “eye in the sky” has stalled pending a safety assessment by the Civil Aviation Safety Authority.

The new remote-control surveillance aircraft, a collaboration between Surf Life Saving Queensland and hi-tech firm V-TOL Aerospace, was set to take to the air at North Stradbroke Island today.

A trial over Flinders Beach, between Adder Rock and Amity Point, was planned to test the unmanned aerial vehicle, which can be fitted with a camera, flotation devices and a shark alarm.

http://www.heraldsun.com.au/news/national/surf-surveillance-remote-controlled-aircraft-trial-stalled-for-casa-assessment/story-fndo45r1-1226502642220


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