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Old 29th Sep 2020, 02:35
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Question CASA to Licence All Drones.....

From today's CASA bulletin....
'Registration for recreational drones is scheduled for 2022. There are a range of safety benefits in having all drones registered and drone pilots either licensed or accredited."

Note the 'all' drones......all of those 'toy shops' and various 'market' stalls, are they going to be busy with 'paperwork'.?
Will they have to notify CASA of all drone sales customers' names and addresses?
I wonder just what lies in store for 'little Johnny's toy drone'?

Does the same apply to 'Little Johnny's R/C model aeroplane'?

Good idea / bad idea.....?

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Old 29th Sep 2020, 03:25
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A good little money earner!
Commercial drone operators to pay an annual fee based upon the cost of their AOC; similar in structure to the G.A and Airline industry.
Private drone operator's? let's screw them well and truly. An annual fee equivalent to processing an applicant for a medical renewal but annually.
We could employ at least 500 people at CASA to police this. Mum and Dad will be held liable for their 10 year old's drone operation.
The money earning potential is enormous!
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Old 29th Sep 2020, 03:59
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Last check it was for 250 grams plus, so a new DJI mini would be excluded, however a lot are included!
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Old 29th Sep 2020, 04:56
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There is draft legislation that, if passed, will impose an “unmanned aircraft levy” ($$) on model aircraft as well as RPA, when applying for them to be registered under CASR. Best to get your submission in soon: https://www.aph.gov.au/Parliamentary...dAircraftBills

The “benefits” of registration of recreational drones and model aircraft will include $$ for CASA.

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Old 29th Sep 2020, 05:14
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Yep, the creche needs funds to pay for the chair 'drones', busy thinking up ways to suck money out of this new industry.of flying drones..How about some rego for remotely controlled toy cars !
The "safety" benefits are....????
Yes, there needs to be some rules, hopefully as the years roll by not a train load leading to destruction just like GA. History will repeat itself ..these people havent learned anything.
.99.9% of ordinary folk will follow the simple instructions to keep clear of people and buildings, airstrips and airspace. Rego'd or not there will always be the odd wally does what they want.
In Bureaucratalia of course. the plebs must be told how to everything and anything all under fees and 'permissions'.
Land of the free? Baaa Humbug.
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Old 29th Sep 2020, 08:47
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Way of the future, get used to more and more control, we are seeing it pretty bad ATM!
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Old 29th Sep 2020, 09:39
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Originally Posted by machtuk View Post
Way of the future, get used to more and more control, we are seeing it pretty bad ATM!
ATM seems right that is how CASA sees people. They are worse than taxi drivers at airports in distant countries,
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Old 29th Sep 2020, 09:41
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And how many hundreds of thousands of dollars to write legislation to define the difference between drone and a RC aircraft / helicopter....?
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Old 29th Sep 2020, 09:50
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absolute joke. i had to pay 800 bucks to get permission to fly a toy basically to do a job within 3NM of a controlled airport... at 100ft...
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Old 29th Sep 2020, 10:36
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Originally Posted by Squawk7700 View Post
Last check it was for 250 grams plus .... a lot are included!
My grandson was given (not by me) a drone so I will get him to call CASA who can explain the rules and process to a 6 year old.
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Old 29th Sep 2020, 22:34
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call CASA who can explain the rules and process to a 6 year old.
He'll probably understand considering some of CAsA's Regs, rules and advisory documentation appears to have been written by a 6 year old.
That is until they became lawyers.

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Old 29th Sep 2020, 23:58
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Well, its not all doom and gloom (yet), but yes, things are getting much more prescriptive now.

Drone registration and operator accreditation are now open


30 September 2020Drone registration and operator accreditation are now open for drones or remotely piloted aircraft (RPA) flown for business or as part of your job – no matter how much it weighs.

Registration is free and valid for 12 months.

Some drones don’t need to be registered. This applies if:Operator accreditation is free and valid for three years.

You do not need an operator accreditation if:Get accredited. Register your drone.

For more information, go to:

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Old 30th Sep 2020, 00:36
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A lot of people fly toy plans on their own properties, will be interesting to see if CASA screw them over too!
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Old 30th Sep 2020, 00:51
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Business client told me that I had to get permission to fly over anyone's property - because they 'owned the airspace above'.

"How high?"

"All the way..."

"So do you think QANTAS telephones every property owner for permission to overfly?"
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Old 30th Sep 2020, 01:27
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Business client told me that I had to get permission to fly over anyone's property - because they 'owned the airspace above'.
That's absurd!!
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Old 30th Sep 2020, 01:31
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You do not need an operator accreditation if:Source: https://www.casa.gov.au/knowyourdron...-accreditation
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Just when I thought the aviation regulator could not get any more ridiculous!
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Old 30th Sep 2020, 02:13
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Next CASA, will want us to register our Airfix model kits!
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Old 30th Sep 2020, 05:17
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Some drones don’t need to be registered. This applies if:
  • you don’t intend to fly your drone
Perfect! Who dreams up this stuff??
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Old 30th Sep 2020, 05:33
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This is CASA on a pole!
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Old 30th Sep 2020, 10:59
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What about the use of drones in agriculture? Fence line and water point inspection are supposed to be the coming major uses. I don’t think farmers are going to take kindly to the registration idea......still less to the inevitably inflating annual registration fees.

You might as well require refrigerators to be registered for all the good this will do.
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