Android users are now able to store a digital copy of their remote pilot licence (RePL) on their devices, using Google Pay.
Previously, the functionality for downloading a digital licence was only available to iOS users with Apple Wallet.
Enhanced availability means remote pilot licence holders will have the freedom to download their licence to either an Apple or Android device, using the Apple Wallet or Google Pay.
Once downloaded, device holders can have their licence verified through a QR code.
Storing an electronic copy of a RePL on a mobile device is a free, easy and convenient way to keep a licence handy.
If you’re a RePL holder, you must always carry your RePL with you when operating a remotely piloted aircraft (RPA).
You can produce your digital licence when asked by an authorised representative of CASA, or member of the Australian Federal Police, or state and territory police services.
To store a copy of your RePL on your electronic device, sign into your myCASA account and choose the ‘download digital licence’ option.
For more information, visit casa.gov.au/drones.