How to fly a drone near an airport legally | Full CASA process explained

Here is the full CASA and NOTAM application process for flying a #drone within 3NM of an airport in Australia!

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As CASA ReOC holder, we get this question a lot and there isn’t much information out there for new pilots & businesses so…. we have created a video on the full process of what we went through for this job, from the planning, pre-production to the costs and writing a NOTAM!

There are 6 steps in this video, jump to the sections below:
1- 2:44 The Brief– Clients request & how a drone survey & #photogrammetry was the answer for them.
2- 5:32 Prep & Research – before submitting the application
3- 6:35 CASA Application
4- 8:33 CASA Estimate letter – the $800+ fee they charge you!
5- 9:30 Obtaining an instrument – what it means?
6- 11:40 Issuing a NOTAM – How to fill it out, submit it & check
7- 15:28 DMA – Level up!

Huge process, hope this helps!
Happy flying legends.

RESOURCES:
#CASA website: https://www.casa.gov.au
Info on Australian drone rules and licensing here: https://www.casa.gov.au/drones/rules

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11 Comments

  1. Ace Combat Fan on April 17, 2021 at 1:15 am

    I live in Canada and am pilot, you did a great job explaining it all!

  2. Anton Bolton on April 17, 2021 at 1:17 am

    You are my favourite drone chanel. Drone pilot in South Africa

  3. VR4pt0r on April 17, 2021 at 1:22 am

    Awesome Aaron!! As you’ve said COLABORATION, not competition!! Love your work

  4. Robert Bastian on April 17, 2021 at 1:24 am

    Thanks for the video! How were you able to unlock the DJI app to fly in the controlled space? This is always an issue.

  5. Ronnie P on April 17, 2021 at 1:28 am

    Great content as always. I stopped watching bc I’m in the US and pretty sure while similar this may not apply to us here. Looking forward to the next one though.

  6. Pip Wells on April 17, 2021 at 1:43 am

    This is awesome Aaron, thanks mate!

  7. Mick Molloy on April 17, 2021 at 1:45 am

    Thanks for sharing , great work

  8. Shot Imagery on April 17, 2021 at 1:46 am

    Great explanation of the process.

  9. Pat Toutcourt on April 17, 2021 at 1:50 am

    Cool

  10. Adam Evagora on April 17, 2021 at 1:59 am

    Awesome video Aaron!
    Very insightful

  11. Justin Clarke on April 17, 2021 at 1:59 am

    Hi i own a dji mavic air 2 that i have registered on casa. I have a Arn but i want to fly at night.
    I want to avoid the red controlled air zones completely. I just want to be able to fly at night.

    The mavic air 2 weighs 560g and is in the excluded sub 2kg category. It is equiped with gps, return to home feature and has front and rear wing lights as standard and bottom led. I have also installed a strobe light to the top. 

    What course do you recomend i take to be able to fly at night legaly so i stay safe and avoid being fined.

    Nsw central coast region

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