Anyone who flies a drone to be licenced and all drones to be registered from July 2019

Anyone who flies a drone to be licenced and all drones to be registered from July 2019

Regular reader of this blog, Sam [surname and email provided] shared with me a news article explaining that everyone who flies a drone will have to obtain a licence and all drones will need to be registered from July 2019. This is not unexpected news due to all the reports of irresponsible people who have flown drones in places or in ways that they ought […]

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46 years on: a lot has changed, some good, some not so good.

46 years ago, today, I started as a claims officer at the General Accident Fire and Life Assurance Corporation in Brisbane straight from high school. In that first year I assisted in handing claims from Cyclone Ada which hit the Whitsundays in 1970 and later in 1971, it was Cyclone Althea that hit Townsville. Fast forward 46 years and we are back handling claims not […]

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CASA – Travelling with batteries

I’m travelling at the moment, partly for research on the next couple of books I have planned and want to take a camera. With all the problems with batteries of late, I thought I would check how i’m best to carry them safely. I found this video issues by CASA, the Civil Aviation Safety Authority of Australia, which I found most useful in answering my […]

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Drones attacked by birds

Gary¬†Everdell an old friend from my days at General Accident and now with Aon wrote knowing my interest in drone technology to warn me that some drones are being attacked by birds. Here is a link to the ABC article:¬†http://www.abc.net.au/news/2016-11-17/wedge-tailed-eagles-bring-down-drones-in-goldfields/8033056 Simon Hooper from QBE Aviation, who is one of the pioneers of insurance for drones (more correctly unmanned flying vehicles [UAVs]), and the insurer we […]

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