Our ReOC Assistance Package
Your assessment with CASA (or a CASA delegate) usually involves two parts:
- A flight planning scenario, requiring you to complete a job safety assessment and identify any operational risks.
- A Chief Remote Pilot interview, discussing RPAS legislation, your company procedures, and other operational considerations.
Upon certification, ReOCs are valid for an initial 12 months, requiring the operator to renew after one year of operating. Upon renewal, ReOCs are then valid for three years.
Once your manuals are ready for submission, you may apply for and obtain an initial issue ReOC from an industry delegate rather than being assessed directly by CASA. Industry delegates are currently authorised by CASA to issue ReOCs for non-complex aerial work operations only (i.e. multirotor <25kg, visual line of sight operator’s certificates).
Using a delegate rather than CASA will provide an identical ReOC outcome (the certificate will still be issued by CASA). Delegates are used across the aviation industry to assist with CASA’s management of workload. The advantage of using a delegate is your ReOC can usually be processed within 2-3 weeks, rather than up to 4-6 months through CASA directly.
Remote Aviation Australia have begun working with industry delegates, such as Kelvin Hutchinson and Flight Data Systems. We will stay in contact with you and your delegate during your ReOC application process, and work together to help you become certified.
If you’d like more information about industry delegates, visit https://www.casa.gov.au/standard-page/casr-part-101-delegate-search
Please note, the CASA (or delegate) fee to process and approve your ReOC application is in addition to our assistance package (between $1650 to $2000, depending on the complexity of your application).
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