Central Drones trains for BVLOS (Beyond Visual Line of Sight) with AviAssist

Our Chief Pilot has recently completed training with the award-winning training organisation, AviAssist to assist with BVLOS application using the SORA (Specific Operational Risk Assessment) process.

Our Chief Pilot Luke said “CASA is doing a fantastic job of introducing simplified methods to achieve BVLOS approvals and with the training we have completed with AviAssist, we are certain our operations will be much more efficient”.

Operating Remotely Piloted Aircraft Systems (RPAS) beyond the visual line of sight of the Remote Pilot requires approval from the Civil Aviation Safety Authority (CASA). To operate Beyond Visual Line of Site there are specific requirements for the proposed flight area, flight crew and aircraft to be utilised. CASA has adopted the JARUS (Joint Authorities for rulemaking on Unmanned Systems) SORA as a tool to assess such applications.

What did the training involve?

The two-day intensive course took us through the process to successfully apply the SORA framework to a Concept of Operations for sparsely populated areas in non-controlled (Class G) airspace. The training included:

  • Compiling and understanding procedures for RPAS operations Beyond Visual Line of Sight (BVLOS) in line with Specific Assurance and Integrity Levels (SAIL) I and II
  • Establishing Ground Risk considerations for operations BVLOS
  • Establishing emergency Response procedure requirements
  • Ensuring internal training requirements for BVLOS can be met
  • Determining air risk considerations for operations BVLOS
  • Risk Mitigation strategies for operations BVLOS
  • Determination of Specific Assurance and Integrity Level (SAIL) and associated Operational Safety Objectives (OSO)
  • Civil Aviation Safety Authority (CASA) SORA classifications for certain concept of operations
  • Civil Aviation Safety Authority Area approval application process

After completing the training course, we are able to apply for an approval for operations Beyond Visual Line of Sight anywhere in Australia.

Central Drones is the perfect partner for your next BVLOS operation!

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