FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
IS BRAVO DRONES LICENSED & QUALIFIED TO OPERATE COMMERCIALLY?
Yes, Bravo Drones holds an Unmanned Operators Certificate (UOC) issued by CASA (Civil Aviation Safety Authority) who is the governing body in Australia. This authorises Bravo Drones to operate UAVs/Drones commercially.
ARE OUR PILOTS QUALIFIED?
Each of our pilots holds current UAV Controller Certificates issued by CASA. In addition they are all trained on the various models of UAV that we run.
NOTE: Both licences are required to operate commercially in Australia.
IS BRAVO DRONES FULLY INSURED?
Yes, our company holds a $20 million public liability cover which unlike other public liability policies is only available to licensed UAV businesses. We also hold WorkCover and equipment insurances.
CAN BRAVO DRONES FLY IN RESTRICTED AIRSPACE OR CLOSE TO AIRPORTS/HELIPADS?
Yes. We hold CASA and Williamtown Airforce Base exemptions and authorisations. Bravo Drones also has experience in lodging flight plans and safety procedures for authorisations in specialist airspaces like Sydney Harbour.
CAN BRAVO DRONES FLY AT NIGHT?
DO WE HIRE OUT OUR UAVs?
No. Each pilot must to be certified and licensed by the CASA as well have rating for the model of UAV being flown.
HOW SAFE ARE UAVs?
Accidents sadly can happen in any industry. As we are part of the civil aviation industry our safety procedures and protocols are tested by CASA. Just like a manned aircraft we are required to record our maintenance, training, perform hard risk assessments, log flight plans, and a great deal more. Our UAVs have return to home features should connection with the controller be lost.
WHAT ABOUT PRIVACY?
The Australian Privacy Act is fully adhered to by Bravo Drones and its pilots, this is part of our certification from CASA. Where required permission to fly is always requested.
HOW CAN I CHECK IF A COMPANY IS LICENSED TO FLY UAVs?
You can call CASA on 1800 687 342 for up to date information or check their website.
Visit our Regulations page where you can find summary information on CASR101 rules for legal and safe flying of UAV’s.