[LINK] Register all drones?

Stephen Loosley StephenLoosley at outlook.com
Fri May 12 12:23:39 AEST 2017

Richard Chirgwin reports in The Register ..


The Senate Standing Committee on Rural and Regional Affairs and Transport, in a response to an inquiry, has written to infrastructure and transport minister Darren Chester with the following request …


“Immediate action should be taken to make drone use safer. In particular, there are growing concerns both within the aviation industry and amongst the general public about the safety of recreational drone use. These concerns emanate from an increasing number of reports of aviation incidents and mounting fears of the real prospect of a serious accident”.
Richard also notes:

The committee's most urgent requests are that owners undergo safety training; that CASA be given the power to track all drones regardless of size; and geofencing of airports and high-traffic zones.

The letter adds that the committee is also considering measures mandating flight logging and the display of registration marks.

Current rules covering recreational drones include a 120 metre ceiling, a 30 metre exclusion around vehicles, boats,
buildings and people, and operators have to keep their units within sight at all times.


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