Flying a drone in the City LEGALLY – Full Process Explained!

Flying a drone in the City LEGALLY – Full Process Explained!

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If you want to know what is involved in flying a #drone in Melbourne city this video is for you.

As a #CASA licensed and certified operator we get this question a lot and there isn’t much information out there from a pilot point of view… so we decided to create a video on the full process from the planning, pre-production to the costs and execution!

The main thing to remember is once you identify from your client the drone path and movements you can then work out which governing bodies, landowners etc you need to get permissions/ exemptions from.

Skip ahead to the chapters below:

0:22 INTRO
1:10 OUR PROCESS
3:00 DRONE PERMIT
4:47 FILMING APPLICATION
6:12 COSTS
6:48 THE EXECUTION

More info on Australian drone rules and licensing here: https://www.casa.gov.au/drones/rules

Enrique drone stunt gone wrong: https://www.theverge.com/2015/5/31/8694915/enrique-iglesias-drone-injury-mexico-concert

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18 Comments

  1. ZEE on October 7, 2021 at 8:05 am

    Hi there , is Mel cbd legal to fly ? The CASA rules and no fly zone app seems a lil confusing

  2. fruitstick78 on October 7, 2021 at 8:15 am

    Wow can’t believe how much paperwork there is in Australia. Great info since I’m planning on moving a drone business back to oz later. 1500 bucks is quite a fee for 1 day of filming. What happens if the weather is crap and you have to move to a different day? Do you need to reapply for everything? I take it all this paperwork applies to even real estate jobs? Thanks again for all the info! Love this channel 😀😎🤙🏻

  3. Cameron Watt on October 7, 2021 at 8:15 am

    Brother! Great video! Valuable info for not only clients but other creatives!! Don’t worry about the length of your videos! The info is gold so you do you!! Your followers will watch the entire thing if the content in valuable! Which it is! 10/10

  4. happinin on October 7, 2021 at 8:21 am

    so basically you have to pay a shitload of money more than what your actual drone is worth in order to be able to fly in good areas.

  5. Adrian Alback on October 7, 2021 at 8:25 am

    cheezuz… a so called "training " provider and doesn’t know what an AROC is….

  6. BEACH BUM BO on October 7, 2021 at 8:30 am

    Shouldnt the title instead be called
    "Why you’ll NEVER be able to fly in the city"?

  7. Visual Pty Ltd Drone Services on October 7, 2021 at 8:31 am

    Great information for flying in the big smoke many thanks mate, your time in putting this together is appreciated ☺️👍🏻

  8. Tim Slater on October 7, 2021 at 8:39 am

    Is this just for commercial flyers, what about recreational?

  9. Damian Jenkins on October 7, 2021 at 8:43 am

    So informative! thank you!

  10. Keir Suggett on October 7, 2021 at 8:48 am

    Do you regularly do ALL this paperwork and pay the fees or pass it off to the client to organise with your relevant qualifications etc?

  11. Winston Lau on October 7, 2021 at 8:50 am

    Thanks very much Aaron.

  12. bellamycmr on October 7, 2021 at 8:55 am

    Great video – nice work!

  13. Bradley Matthews on October 7, 2021 at 8:56 am

    If you’re operating in the sub 2kg excluded category, do you need to go through the process of all these permits and stuff, can you fly as long as you aren’t flying within restricted airspace (near Aerodromes), within 30m of people, over populous areas, above 400ft, etc?

  14. Skypan Aerial Australia on October 7, 2021 at 8:57 am

    This is such an amazingly informative video, thanks Aaron for your hard work and for sharing this useful info!

  15. Bigrory Hollar on October 7, 2021 at 8:57 am

    Thank you … 😁

  16. Zero on October 7, 2021 at 8:57 am

    So much red tape its a wonder your drone can be removed out of the case!

  17. jaz97 on October 7, 2021 at 8:58 am

    How long would you say this process was, to get all paperwork ready to submit them to hear back? I still have to send you my first drone pic. I learned from mostly your vids! Lol

  18. Matt Marchetta on October 7, 2021 at 9:01 am

    Nicely done!

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