Positioning and machine control systems specialist Position Partners has announced an exclusive alliance with the Australian Unmanned Systems Academy (AUSA) to deliver Remote Pilot Aircraft System training.
Unmanned aerial systems are used in mining for a number of purposes, but most prominently are used in exploration and planning.
To operate an unmanned aerial system in Australia for commercial purposes, users must obtain a certificate from the Civil Aviation Safety Authority. As an approved training organisation, AUSA has agreed to provide tailored training courses to Position Partners’ customers, enabling them to become certified in as little as one week, Position says.
The certification earned through the course would be unrestricted, meaning those taking the course would not be restricted to one exact model of aircraft.
“Upon completing our course, students are licensed to operate in fully manual or manual-assist modes as well as automatic mode,” explained Frank Martin, AUSA’s chief executive.
“They are also not limited to a single model of UAV – as long as it weighs less than seven kilograms a student can operate any UAV to a height of 400 feet within visual line of sight under their licence.”
Unrestricted courses also provide a foundation for users to progress to more advanced UAS operation, Position Partners says, including Extended Visual Line of Sight and Beyond Visual Line of Sight qualifications.
“We are thrilled to offer our customers the highest industry standard of training for their UAS products through our partnership with AUSA,” said Gavin Docherty from Position Partners.
“Adopting a new technology such as unmanned aerial mapping can be daunting, but this alliance will make choosing the right system and getting CASA-certified easy and seamless for our customers.”
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