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STORY OVERVIEW

More than expected delegates attended the South African Aviation Authority’s first workshop on the country’s new Remotely Piloted Aircraft Systems Regulations. The Remotely Piloted Aircraft Systems (Part 101) Regulations Workshop’s purposes was to help clarify the very comprehensive regulations to both the RPAS and the aviation communities in order to promote better compliance. According to the SACAA’s senior manager for aircraft certification, Subash Devkaran, South Africa’s RPAS regulations are ground-breaking in the global drone and civil aviation environment. The SACAA intends to protect role players in the civil aviation and the RPAS industries as well as the public’s safety and privacy with the comprehensive regulations and is willing to adapt as technology develops.

 

Duration: 07:58

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Wide MS zoom (Courtesy Blue Bear Systems Research (BBSR)): Man tosses (launches) Blackstart fixed wing unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) into the air

Mid WS tracking (Courtesy BBSR): Blackstart fixed wing UAV in flight

Mid WS pan left to right: Registration area @ SACAA’s RPAS (Part 101) Regulations Workshop

CU zoom out: Name cards attendees of SACAA’s RPAS (Part 101) Regulations Workshop

Wide MS: Attendees at workshop

WS: Attendees @ workshop

MS: Workshop attendee asking a question

Mid WS: Panel @ workshop addressing attendees

UPSOUND: SUBASH DEVKARAN: SNR MANAGER: AIRCRAFT CERTIFICATION: SACAA

“We have in access of 250 people attending this workshop. We originally planned that we would have about a 150 members at this workshop. And so far, given the questions that we received, we’re very excited because it means that we have an industry out there that has already been reading these regulations and guidance material.”

Wide MS: Attendees at workshop

Mid WS: Speaker addressing workshop attendees

MS tilt down: Workshop attendee taking notes

UPSOUND: STEVE DE VILLIERS: OWNER: STEVE DE VILLIERS PHOTOGRAPHY

“I’m seeking answers in terms of compliance for the operator’s certificate and the remote pilot licence.”

WS pan left, right: Attendees at workshop

CU plan left, right: Screen with presentation @ workshop

WS: Screen with presentation @ workshop

Mid WS pan left, right: Attendees at workshop

Wide MS: iSTART UAV explained to interested Africa Aerospace & Defence Expo 2014 attendees

MS O/S zoom out, track left, right: iSTART UAV explained to an interested Africa Aerospace & Defence Expo 2014 attendee

Wide MS: BBSR’s RedKite fixed wing UAV (top) and iSTART fixed wing UAV (bottom) at Blue Bear Systems Research booth on the United Kingdom Trade and Investment Defence and Security Organisation’s stand (UKTI DSO) at AAD 2014

MS tilt down: Poster against the back of BBSR’s booth on the UKTI DSO stand at AAD 2014

UPSOUND: MANDY TEBBIT: CEO: CRANFIELD AVIATION TRAINING

“We’re here because as a training company we want to understand the regulations that are going to be in place for pilot’s licences as well as operating certificates, so that we can guide our students effectively in the process of getting a licence and an operating certificate for drone activities.”

CU: SACAA poster at workshop

Wide MS: Attendees @ workshop

Mid WS pan left, right: Attendees @ workshop

Mid WS zoom in: (Courtesy Blue Bear Systems Research (BBSR): Drone operator launching a drone

MS: People walking on side walk in Johannesburg city centre

WS: People walking in Johannesburg city centre

UPSOUND: SUBASH DEVKARAN: SNR MANAGER: AIRCRAFT CERTIFICATION: SACAA

“These new regulations are very comprehensive. And its comprehensive because it is supposed to ensure the safety, the security and privacy of South African citizens. So, were hosting this workshop in order to ensure that the correct message is put across to these stakeholders, so that they’re able to comply a lot better.”

Mid WS: Attendees @ workshop

MS: Speaker addressing workshop attendees

MS: Attendee @ workshop

MS: Screen with presentation @ workshop

UPSOUND: MANDY TEBBIT: CEO: CRANFIELD AVIATION TRAINING

“Having been in aviation for so many years we understand the regulations – how they work, what the processes are. And for new drone operators that are required to become licenced in this process, it can be very daunting. However, it’s actually not difficult. And within the training programme for the pilot’s licence part of that process is to go through an understanding of the law, an understanding of air spaces, and understanding of safety and risk assessments. And it all sounds very complex, but in fact it’s not. It’s going to make it safer and it’s going to make it easier for the operators and it’s probably gonna also provide them opportunities to also expand their businesses.”

CU tilt down: SACAA logo on poster @ workshop

Mid WS: Speaker addressing workshop attendees

Wide MS: Attendees @ workshop

Photo: Courtesy SACAA: The first South African & African receiving a RPAS pilot’s licence form the SACAA’s director, Poppy Khoza.

SEQ: Pilot flying drone

UPSOUND: SUBASH DEVKARAN: SNR MANAGER: AIRCRAFT CERTIFICATION: SACAA

“We’d like to think that we are quite ground breaking in effect, because the regulations which we have developed are very comprehensive. It ranges from personnel licencing – where you already know we’ve issued the first remote pilot licence in Africa – it ranges to aircraft registration, operating certificate requirements, as well as requirements for the aircraft itself

Wide MS: Workshop attendee asking a question

MS: Speaker addressing workshop attendees

Mid WS: Attendees @ workshop

WS: Screen with presentation @ workshop

WS: Attendees and speakers @ workshop

UPSOUND: SUBASH DEVKARAN: SNR MANAGER: AIRCRAFT CERTIFICATION: SACAA

“I think the CAA is very accommodating, so is the Department of Transport. They’re listening to all the questions. And they see where the loopholes are. So, I’m quite excited. I think this is the right way forward. We’ve started a good working relationship with the aviation authorities

Wide MS: Attendees @ workshop

Wide MS: Attendees @ workshop

MS: Attendee @ workshop

SEQ: Pilot operating a drone