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Remotely piloted aircraft operator's certificate
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To facilitate continued operation of the industry during the COVID-19 pandemic, we have deferred for six months some provisions in the Part 101 Manual of Standards relating to training courses. Read the full details of the amendment instrument and what it means.
A remotely piloted aircraft operator's certificate (ReOC) allows you to earn money for flying, employ remote pilot licence (RePL) holders and fly outside the drone safety rules - also known as the standard operating conditions.
- Get your certificate – follow these easy steps to get your ReOC.
- Renew your certificate – renewing your certificate online is easy through myCASA.
The Part 101 (Unmanned Aircraft and Rockets) Manual of Standards 2019 provides you with detailed information on what you need to know to be a certified operator. It covers four main areas:
- RPA training and competency
- airspace use and restrictions
- extended visual line of sight and beyond visual line of sight
- essential record keeping and notification.
- Flying closer than 30 metres - what you need to know when flying close to people.
- Restricted airspace permissions and approvals – get approval to fly within restricted airspace, near aerodromes and extended and beyond visual line-of-sight variations.
- Flying at night – everything you need to know about flying at night.
- Notice to Airmen submissions – guidance for submitting a Notice to Airmen alerts (NOTAMs).
- Industry delegates – are authorised by CASA to approve ReOCs on our behalf.
You can view a complete list of all Australian certificate holders with our ReOC holder directory.
Have a question? Need help? You can contact us through our online enquiry form.
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