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Accident and incident reporting

Definitions of accident and incidents; The Australian Transport Safety Bureau is the body that records and investigates accidents and incidents. These are divided into two types: Immediately Reportable Matters (IRM) …

An introduction to this course

Welcome to The Institute for Drone Technology. This is an additional video, hosted on YouTube. One of our key roles in the industry is to help organisations integrate drone technology. …

Continuation of Risk Assessment and Management

RPA DETECTION OF HAZARDS RPA may detect hazards, including conflicting traffic, using optical and non-optical technologies. Detection may be supported by the use of a database (e.g. terrain and obstacles). …

General airworthiness

Determine RPAS serviceability for a specific operation All ReOC holders will have procedures for determining RPAS serviceability. These often take the form of a Pre-Flight Checklists and must be completed …

Risk assessment and management

The strategic risk assessment process relevant to RPA operations, including: Hazard identification Common hazards for RPAs The most common hazard when operating an RPAs is the likelihood of your drone …

General Operations

General considerations relating to: 1. flight and equipment batteries Aircraft Inspection Review your batteries, including their age, how they are handled and stored, and whether they are intact or have …

Responsibilities of a remote pilot

Responsibilities of the remote pilot: Safety is the most important consideration. This means the safety of yourself, the crew, and the public. There’s a reason we hear the term “safety …

Working with Drones: Fatigue Management

When authorising any operation, the Chief Remote Pilot must ensure the potential for fatigue is minimised. This includes consideration of travel time to a location, the complexity and duration of …

The methods of enhancing decision-making skills

An understanding of the decision-making process provides the pilot with a foundation for developing Aeronautical Decision Making skills. While some situations, such as engine failure, require an immediate pilot response …