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Can I fly there? - Drone safety app
Drone registration and accreditation scheme
We’re finalising plans for the scheme. No action is required at this time. Read more about the proposed changes.
‘Can I fly there?’ is retiring
We are retiring our ‘Can I fly there?’ drone safety app in the coming weeks.
CASA is building a digital platform that will allow industry and other app developers to connect to and develop their own software apps. To connect to the platform, app developers will need to go through a robust approval and onboarding process that enables CASA to ensure the proposed app delivers accurate information and meets minimum technical requirements.
Moving to the digital platform means CASA will retire the 'Can I fly there?' app in the coming weeks.
As third-party apps are approved by CASA, we will list them on this webpage, with a link to the developer’s website. In time, you can select which CASA-approved app meets your needs.
In the future, the new platform will also:
- integrate with our proposed drone registration system
- allow licenced operators to submit flight authorisation requests
- automate approvals to operate within 3 NM of a controlled aerodrome, where safe to do so
- provide the building blocks for a future RPA traffic management system.
CASA is in the processes of approving an app to connect to the platform. This is expected to be live from early July 2019. A web-based version will be available in late June 2019.
The 'Can I fly there?' app can continue to be used in the interim. The app will be removed from the app store after a short transition period.
Can I fly there? app
The ‘Can I fly there?’ drone safety app reflects the standard operating conditions for those flying their drone recreationally or commercially (under the excluded category of commercial operations) and is a valuable educational and situational awareness tool for drone flyers.
If you would like to provide feedback or report errors with the app, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The data used by the ‘Can I fly there?’ app is sourced from Airservices Australia. If you would like to report inaccuracies in this data, such as the incorrect location of an aerodrome or helicopter landing site, please email docs.amend@AirservicesAustralia.com.