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The ARCAA – Australian Research Centre for Aerospace Automation

  The Australian Research Centre for Aerospace Automation (ARCAA) is doing amazing research that is moving the drone industry forward The ARCAA conducts research into all aspects of aviation automation, with a specific focus on autonomous technologies which support more efficient and safer utilisation of airspace and the development of autonomous aircraft and on-board sensor systems for a wide range of commercial applications.  Projects like this one (using UAVs to count Koala’s) intrigued us. First, watch the video, then check out the interview below. Q. The ARCAA Research Centre sounds like it…

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Australia Training Programs 

Drone Training Program – V-TOL Aerospace Pty Limited

V-TOL Aerospace Pty Limited About V-TOL Aerospace Pty Limited V-TOL is a CASA approved and internationally recognised training organisation. To deliver its approved courses and other specialist industry qualifications, V-TOL has established the 100% wholly owned subsidiary and brand, the Australian Unmanned Systems Academy Pty Ltd (AUSA). AUSA is the education & training organisation of V-TOL Aerospace (ausacademy.org). AUSA is a global leader in qualifying individuals in the commercial operations of RPAS & UAS. With over 150+ successful graduates from four different nations, government agencies and ASX 200 companies, AUSA…

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Drone Training Program – Aviassist

Aviassist About Aviassist Aviassist was established in 2008. Since this time we have flown thousands of hours and assisted hundreds of students in achieving the goals. Our motto “facilitating flight” describes our commitment to ensure flight activities are made easier and smoother for those we have a partnership with. Managing Director Ross Anderson, B Sc (Aviation) has 15 years experience over a diverse aviation background including aerobatics, medical retrieval, Australian touring and unmanned aircraft and is passionate about promoting safe aviation activities. Ross is focussed on assisting others achieve their aviation goals and aspirations. Aviassist conducts Remotely Piloted…

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Drone Training Program – Flightcontroller

Flightcontroller About Flightcontroller At Flightcontroller, we believe in safety, efficiency, and learning the craft the right way. Led by our Chief Instructor Chris and our Academic Manager Alex, our skilled pilots and instructors have built an expert training course based on more than 10 years of aviation instruction. We’ve trained members of Yamaha’s (R-Max) Sky Division, the Australian Federal Police, photographers from Getty Images, Heliguy, Groundcontrol, videographers from Channels 7, 9, and 10, and many more through our association with our sister company, Helitheory Australia. We teach our students not only…

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Drone Training Program – RPAS Training Organisation

RPAS Training Organisation About RPAS Training Organisation Remotely Piloted Aircraft (RPA), previously called Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAV),  are an exciting new technology made possible by recent advancements in aeronautics, material science, electrical and software engineering. Aviation has previously progressed under the presumption that a pilot is required to be on board an aircraft; this is no longer the case. Such a development opens up aviation to a significantly broader demographic both commercially and recreationally. RPAS Training & Solutions provide courses and consulting so that professionals may utilise these advancements legally in a…

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Drone Training Program – Ultimate Positioning Group (UPG)

Ultimate Positioning Group About Ultimate Positioning Group The UPG flight school isn’t limited to UPG customers – even if you’ve bought a UAV from another supplier, you can come along to our course and get your RPAS. More facts about the UPG Flight School The courses are being run every second week in Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane or Adelaide depending on demand The course is $3000 plus GST The course is five days – 3.5 days of theory and 1.5 days of practical All you need to bring is yourself and your…

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Drone Training Program – Australian Unmanned Systems Academy

Australian Unmanned Systems Academy About Australian Unmanned Systems Academy The Australian Unmanned Systems Academy (AUSA) is the education and training organisation of V-TOL Aerospace. AUSA develops and runs RPAS courses, Conferences, Workshops and Specialist programs to meet the needs of the individual and organisation entering this exciting and emerging global industry. The majority of our courses and activities are held at ‘Woodlands’ Marburg, Queensland. The reason we are located at Woodlands is because it offers first class facilities at a convenient location where students can be accommodated onsite at a reasonable…

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An interview with CASA Australia – Drones are flying high

CASA Australia took time to answer our questions on drone regulations and innovation in the country As part of our effort to capture the current state of global drone regulations we are reaching out to aviation authorities in as many countries as possible.  Here is our chat with CASA Australia. Q. Peter, where can the average Australian citizen look on the web to find the current regulations on drone use for hobbyist or commercial operators? CASA has extensive information on its web site for recreational drone flyers and commercial operators….

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FlightController insights on becoming a drone operator

Insights on becoming a drone operator FlightController We reached out to FlightController, a provider of CASA approved Remote Pilot Certificate Training in Australia (see our global list of UAS Training Programs), to hear their thoughts on drones in Australia, their insights on becoming a drone operator, and much more.  Their insights are not to be missed. Q. In drone/UAV market is exploding worldwide, how would you describe interest in drones in Australia? Has interest in the certificate programs you offer, and the insights on becoming a drone operator, increased as a result?…

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Drones In The News 

Fighting the Russian wheat aphid with drones

Stories like this one are important to understand.  Wheat farmers in America have been battling the Russian wheat aphid for more than 30 years and now Australia is preparing to do the same.  The challenge with this small creature is that it can be very hard to track down and, once you do track it down, you may be too late. Gartenredakteur / Pixabay Drones are providing a solution for rapidly scanning and analyzing fields for the aphid and will be an important tool in winning the battle.  Read this…

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