The search rescue operations during these times are supported by drones, not just for aerial pictures that can help map and survey the disaster, but also by carrying emergency supplies to areas that responders maybe can't reach...
In August 2022, the Civil Aviation Safety Authority released an exemption (CASA EX49/22) for piloted helicopters, allowing a class-based licensing system for multi-engine helicopters...
The years 2020 to present have seen us push through a whirlwind of lockdowns, vaccine mandates and shut borders. Nothing was guaranteed, everything was unpredictable, but there was some comfort in knowing we were all in it together.
Last week we celebrated the five-year anniversary of our Head of Legal and Professional Services, Rowan Kimber. Much like our entire Aviassist team, Rowan brought to the table a unique set of skills from his diverse career.
Aviassist believes in recognition for hard work and dedication, so it is an honour for two members of the team to be nominated and further cement themselves as leaders in RPAS...
It’s no secret that the pandemic wreaked financial devastation across the aviation industry, most notable for international airlines and staff.
Finally, international borders are open, families are reuniting, and vaccination mandates are disappearing. We started to see some normality back in the skies and down on the tarmac.
Aviassist is Australia’s leading drone training organisation and drives innovation through its dedicated research and development arm. The future of search and rescue operations was showcased during a recent drone operation...
Avaissist is proud to announce it has taken out the Australian Association for Uncrewed Systems’ Education and Safety Award at the recent AAUS Industry Champion Awards
Drone operating is no longer something that people are hesitant to take up, with knowledge of their great benefits becoming more widely known in key industries including agriculture, mining, and emergency services.
2021 National Young Entrepreneur finalist, Ross Anderson, speaks to Business News Australia about his business, his role in disaster relief recovery and details how he stays across the latest drone technology in an industry that is constantly evolving.
This week marked the first significant step in the regulation of Remotely Piloted Aircraft noise in Australia.
Aviassist Founder Ross Anderson recognised in prestigious awards
Aviassist has completed the fit-out of our new drone training Perth facility. The training base features three dedicated training spaces with the latest in audiovisual as well as a place to relax whilst on break.
DJI has released their new FPV (First Person View) drone introducing new ways to capture amazing content. Under CASA standard operating conditions FPV is not available. CASA's Extended Visual Line of Sight (EVLOS) allows operating drones using First Person View.
The Part 101 Manual of standards introduced No-Fly zones around all aerodromes in April 2020. The No-Fly zones restrict operations within 3 nautical miles of controlled and non-controlled aerodromes.
Introducing Senior Base Pilots into the organisational structure of Remotely Piloted Aircraft Operators allows significant streamlining of the organisation. When implemented correctly, this significantly reduces the day to day workload of the Chief Remote Pilot and increases the flexibility of the organisation.
Extended Visual Line of Sight (EVLOS) allows flight Beyond Visual Line of Sight of the Remote Pilot by using trained observers. EVLOS operations can be obtained through a straightforward approval process.
After a four week suspension of in-person training activities, Aviassist has conservatively scheduled a return of Remote Pilot Licence training.
Winners of the annual Australian Association of Unmanned Systems industry champion awards were announced on Friday with Aviassist being awarded the Education and Safety category for their Train the Trainer program.
In response to the current COVID-19 disruptions, CASA has delayed the record-keeping requirements introduced by the Part 101 Manual of Standards for RPA operators by six months.
Aviassist launches "online live", a facility to conduct quality face to face training, remotely. "Online Live" will be available for Remote Pilot Licence training as well as a number of micro-credentials.
With the increasing prevalence of COVID19, Aviassist has made the difficult decision to temporarily suspend operations to ensure the safety of our staff and guests.
In the wake of the current COVID-19 outbreak the health and safety of our students and staff is of utmost concern. With six or less students per class, our small numbers provide an optimum learning environment while protecting your well-being.
The recent statistics on RPAS accidents and incidents shows Australian RPAS operators are still missing the opportunity to learn from mistakes of the past
Aviassist was the winner of the Education and Safety category of the Australian Association of Unmanned Systems industry champion awards
CASA has retired the “Can I Fly there app” which was plagued with problems and replaced it with a digital platform for aviation app developers to connect to. The first app approved by CASA is “Opensky” by Wing.
Open cut mines by their nature are deep holes in the ground. Despite the fact that the ground level has been varied artificially, mining drone flights must still keep to operating below 400ft above the mine pit floor unless approved otherwise. Mining operations do not stop just because a mining drone flight has been requested. Without further approval, the drone must be kept at least 30 metres laterally away from all people.
Aviassist and the Australian Association for Unmanned Systems (AAUS) have partnered to bring you a seminar series on continuous improvement for Remote Operators. The seminar series is visiting a number of locations over the coming months.The seminar series focuses on improving business practices to increase the opportunity for operators of Remote Aircraft. The seminar is opened by the AAUS and features time to network with fellow remote aircraft operators.
DJI issued two press releases regarding in-flight power losses on aircraft using their TB50 & TB55 intelligent flight batteries