Drone users rise up

Workshops on using drones have been held in Sunraysia. Picture: Carmel Zaccone

Workshops on using drones have been held in Sunraysia. Picture: Carmel Zaccone

MORE than 700 people have ­notified Australia’s airspace authority, the Civil Aviation and Safety Authority (CASA), of their intention to fly a drone.

The increase in interest follows a relax­ation of the laws on drones – or unmanned aircraft – which saw drone users able to fly a drone weighing less than 2kg without a ­pilot’s licence.

“We’ve had a lot of interest in the new under-2kg commercial category, with more than 700 people notifying CASA of their intention to operate in the cate­gory,” CASA spokesman Peter Gibson said.

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