Australia’s CASA Set To Ease Small Drone Restrictions
” Photographers who operate lightweight drones for commercial use will no longer need to obtain a number of regulatory approvals, under changes announced this week by the Civil Aviation Safety Authority (CASA).
The changes, which come into effect from 29 September 2016, are designed to cut regulatory costs for operators of drones weighing less than 2kg (maximum take-off weight). Commercial operators will no longer require an operator’s certificate and remote pilot licence to operate commercially.
The new regulations will cover many popular lightweight drones including the DJI Phantom 2,3 and 4; Xiro Xplorer Vision Drone; Parrot Bepop/AR Drone 2.0; 3DR Solo and Yuneec Typhoon.”