Flying a drone may be one of the most thrilling things that you can do in your free time.
In the past few years, a lot of people have taken droning as their favorite hobby. In fact, many have even taken it up as their profession.
If you are another drone enthusiast and want to opt for droning as your career, this article has all the information to help you get started.
The Starting Point
Whether you want to choose droning as your profession or keep doing it recreationally, you need to understand that there are laws regarding it.
The Civil Aviation Safety Regulations or CASR are rules you need to be aware of. If you break any of these laws, you will be punishable by law accordingly.
A few common points to keep in mind are that you don’t have the authority to fly over someone else’s property or sneak around on airport premises.
Also, in case of any damages from your drone, the owner will be held responsible. In short, learn the CASR regulations to know your limitations.
Choosing the right GPS drone is also going to be important. But this is something you should do once you have decided on a pathway into a drone career and spoken to a few people within the industry you hope to break into.
Drones are also referred to as an Unmanned Aerial Vehicle. It’s a mouthful, so we’ll stick with drones.
The UAV commercial industry is on the rise. There are several different jobs you can find in television reporting, emergency services, surveillance, and meteorology, etc.
Drones are also being used today for the delivery of small items.
There are many options for you to choose from. The good part is that it is still an infant industry, and it has a long way to go.
Among the most recent initiatives that you can work for in Australia include the coastline surveillance drone program proposed by the Australian government.
When you use drones for commercial purposes, you may require a professional certification like RePL.
However, recent regulations on the matter exclude several business activities from requiring certification under “Exclude RPA”. Find out where your chosen commercial activity lies to abide by the law.
Becoming a Professional
It’s been established that droning can become a career and many people in Australia are doing it.
But if you actually want to be a professional, you need to get some training. It is best that you go for RePL—Remotely Piloted Aircraft Pilots License. The CASA issues it.
The reason why it is of utmost importance is that although you will be able to fly a drone commercially without it, there will be a lot of limitations inflicted on you.
If you dream big with your business in the UAV industry, you need to be a certified expert.
In addition to that, there are also a variety of institutions across Australia that offer UAV Pilot Trainings.
Total RPA and the UAV University are good places to start. They will brief you on the industry and provide training that craft you into a skilled drone operator.
So, what are you waiting for, find your career path in the UAV industry and go aheadwith your dreams!
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