We’re posting on behalf of CASA, (the Civil Aviation Safety Authority) with a message we want you to pass on to anyone you know who flies any type of remotely controlled aircraft.
This e-brochure covers the five basic rules of model aircraft flying. It won’t be news to most of you who are already obeying these but please pass it round to any newcomers.
As far as CASA is concerned battery powered quadcopters, minicopters, multicopters or fixed wing planes with a video or camera attached flown by amateurs as a hobby are the same as old-school model aircraft. The same rules apply.
Most of you guys have pretty good common sense about flying your model aircraft. You know instinctively that it’s dumb and dangerous to fly at high level if there’s any chance of a plane or helicopter nearby; to fly over or near crowds; to fly near roads or buildings; or to fly too close to anyone.
But a few are giving everyone enjoying this hobby a bad name. Worse, they could hurt or kill someone. The penalties for causing a serious accident with a model aircraft are severe - big fines and the possibility of being sued. CASA has the power to fine offenders, but we’d prefer that incidents and accidents didn’t happen. With your help, we can achieve this goal.
You can help us by passing on the messages in this brochure. By doing this you will be building a safety culture in your part of aviation.
CASA safety promotion branch