The new Part 101 MOS approved drone training courses are now drone focussed, less content, same duration, and the ‘Closed Book’ assessment allows access to all CASA and ASA publications. The practical includes tethering and waypoints too.
These new courses cover the new requirements for chief and remote pilots operating under a ReOC, and the new planning and record keeping requirements. In addition, our training includes tethered operations for operations within 3nm of airports as per the new Part101 MOS.
You will have access to our digital notes before, during, and after your course completion, including any updates as new Regulations become effective.
There are basically two ways to obtain your RePL:
The duration and content of the upgrade training is dependent on your existing qualifications and prior experience.
Our RePL drone training and advanced courses are conducted throughout Australia.
Yes, the new MOS requires all RePL holders to also hold an English Language Proficiency for the RePL to be valid.
Existing RePL holders without an ELP will need to obtain an ELP for their RePL to remain valid.
Currently, to hold a remote pilot licence (RePL), there has been no minimum age.
To hold the AROC, you must be at least 17 years old.
The main changes that the new Part 101 MOS brings to the RePL courses are:
No. You must keep the drone (RPA) in sight at all times, unaided (except for prescription glasses or sunglasses) without the use of binoculars, telescopes or zoom lenses etc., unless:
If you want to fly a remotely piloted aircraft (RPA) commercially in Australia, outside of the excluded category (e.g. greater than 2kg in weight), then you need to be licensed by CASA.
This authorisation comes in the form of a remote pilot licence (RePL) (your drone pilot licence), allowing individuals to fly for operators holding an RPA Operator’s Certificate (ReOC).
The ReOC allows you to fly in most areas, including at night, up to 15m from people and within 3nm of non-towered aerodromes etc. in accordance with your approved procedures.
ReOC holders can also apply for additional operational authorisations (approvals, exemptions and permissions) using Form 101-09 e.g. operate within 3nm of towered aerodromes, above 400ft AGL, EVLOS or BVLOS.
No, you can’t. However, you can apply to CASA for an exemption to fly over a populous area. CASA will assess the risk mitigations specified in the application on a case-by-case basis. CASA will require redundancy in your drone for flying over people or populous areas (e.g. a hexacopter or octacopter, drop chute, dual batteries, redundant GPS and IMU, etc).
If you’re flying a drone or remotely piloted aircraft (RPA) under the ‘Sub 2 kg‘ or ‘Flying over your own land‘ excluded categories, you need to be accredited to operate commercially.
Accreditation shows you’ve learnt the drone safety rules— officially known as the ‘standard operating conditions’, but excludes practical training (such as provided by Wicked Copters).
Accreditation consists of a short safety video and online quiz covering basic SOC rules.
The accreditation is valid for three years and provides you with an accreditation for ﬂying and supervising others. Anyone under the age of 16 will need to be supervised by an accredited adult (over 18) at all times when they fly.
If you hold a remote pilot licence (RePL), you will not need to get an accreditation, and you may fly under a ReOC too.
Accreditation does not allow you any privileges outside of the SOC and you cannot fly under a ReOC.
While there is nothing in the regulation (Civil Aviation Safety Regulations 1998 (CASR) 101A, C and F) to stop you from flying indoors, consider the following: