Drone-flyers back call for national regulation

By Steve Creedy - The Australian

The Australian Certified UAV Operators Association backed the report’s recommendations but expressed concern that the committee had stepped outside its terms of reference to support the proposed deregulation of the sub 2kg category. “Deregulation of the sub-2kg category of RPAs will remove the capacity of effectively ensuring that RPAs do not become a widespread privacy nuisance and do not jeopardise the safety of the entire aviation sector,’’ ACUO president Joseph Urli said. “It is the sub-2kg class of systems, operated by hobbyists, which are already the primary source of near-miss incidents involving manned aviation, and of emerging privacy complaints.

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