Game of drones: CASA releases safe flying App.

Game of drones: CASA releases safe flying App.

Game of drones: CASA releases safe flying App.

May 25, 2017 By Mark Smith
CASA has released  new smartphone app,  “Can I fly there?” to make flying drones safer by clearly showing crucial drone no-fly zones and drone fly with caution zones. The app...

CASA has released  new smartphone app,  “Can I fly there?” to make flying drones safer by clearly showing crucial drone no-fly zones and drone fly with caution zones. The app uses a drone flyers location and displays no-fly zones around major airports, the flight paths of smaller airports and helicopter landing areas.

Users will also see restricted and military airspace where drones must not be flown.

The drone no-fly zones are shaded in red on the map.  Orange shading is used to show fly with caution zones around areas where aircraft are known to operate at low altitudes.

It is the first time an official app has been released in Australia to help drone flyers stay safe and abide by the safety regulations and is available in Android, iOS and web-based HTML5 versions. Valuable information about airports is displayed, including satellite photos of runway layouts and whether airports have air traffic control services.

Information is also shown for uncontrolled aerodromes and aircraft landing areas, with written advice about what to do when flying a drone in those locations.

The app displays information about the drone safety regulations, based on the standard operating conditions for very small commercial drones, known as the excluded category.  This information should be used as a guide by recreational and certified drone flyers, making it an essential tool for everyone flying a drone for fun or commercial purposes.

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You can review the CASA website:  https://www.casa.gov.au/droneapp

 

 

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