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Drone safety: How to report accidents and incidents

What are accidents 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). …

How to make sure an RPA is airworthy

All ReOC holders will have procedures for determining remote piloted aircraft system (RPAS) serviceability. These often take the form of Pre-Flight Checklists and must be completed before launch. Typically, these …

4 considerations for drone safety

Let’s get straight to it. 1. flight and equipment batteries Review your batteries, including their age, how they are handled and stored, and whether they are intact or have unused …

The key responsibilities of a remote pilot

Responsibilities of the remote pilot There’s a reason we hear the term “safety first” so often in our daily lives: doing what you can to protect the wellbeing of yourself …

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 …

Enhancing a pilots decision-making skills

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