I want to understand the logical reasons for an ROC?

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Re: I want to understand the logical reasons for an ROC?

Unread post by KZNChris » Mon Mar 11, 2019 12:03 pm

pilot_mikerr wrote:
Tue Aug 28, 2018 11:58 pm
Hey Guys, go have a look at www.dronemedia.co.za for a Managed ROC solution to this ROC issue.
Interesting
The big image on their main page looks very much as if it was shot NOT in South Africa
I am also surprised that they do not give the DRONE cinematographer that shot the image ANY credit ?

Come on guys WHO shot your webpage image ??????????????
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Re: I want to understand the logical reasons for an ROC?

Unread post by fourwings » Mon Mar 11, 2019 12:10 pm

KZNChris wrote:In SA "we" have NEVER really understood what FREEDOM REALLY means ........
I CANNOT tell you how much I LOVE this statement! It is SO true!!!

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Re: I want to understand the logical reasons for an ROC?

Unread post by fourwings » Mon Mar 11, 2019 12:14 pm

KZNChris wrote:
Mon Mar 11, 2019 12:03 pm
pilot_mikerr wrote:
Tue Aug 28, 2018 11:58 pm
Hey Guys, go have a look at www.dronemedia.co.za for a Managed ROC solution to this ROC issue.
Interesting
The big image on their main page looks very much as if it was shot NOT in South Africa
I am also surprised that they do not give the DRONE cinematographer that shot the image ANY credit ?

Come on guys WHO shot your webpage image ??????????????
Agreed....Where in SA do we have snowy mountains like that?
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Re: I want to understand the logical reasons for an ROC?

Unread post by heisan » Tue Dec 03, 2019 4:43 pm

Some potentially good news... My latest CARCOM spam includes the proposed new Air Services Licensing Act. Seems it is quite far down the path and may be submitted to parliament next year.

It reduces the scope of Air Services Licensing to passengers, cargo and mail; and completely removes <25kg drones from license requirements.

Once this becomes law, it will be possible for the CAA to reduce or even remove ROC requirements in some cases...
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Re: I want to understand the logical reasons for an ROC?

Unread post by fourwings » Tue Dec 03, 2019 4:48 pm

That's very good news!
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Re: I want to understand the logical reasons for an ROC?

Unread post by _juju_ » Sun Dec 08, 2019 10:54 pm

heisan wrote:
Tue Dec 03, 2019 4:43 pm
Some potentially good news... My latest CARCOM spam includes the proposed new Air Services Licensing Act. Seems it is quite far down the path and may be submitted to parliament next year.

It reduces the scope of Air Services Licensing to passengers, cargo and mail; and completely removes <25kg drones from license requirements.

Once this becomes law, it will be possible for the CAA to reduce or even remove ROC requirements in some cases...
Hmm, some logical movement. Care to share the information?
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Re: I want to understand the logical reasons for an ROC?

Unread post by heisan » Sun Dec 08, 2019 11:36 pm

_juju_ wrote:
Sun Dec 08, 2019 10:54 pm
Hmm, some logical movement. Care to share the information?
I do not have a copy handy, but basically, the draft limits the definition of 'Air Services' to carriage of cargo and pax. Explicitly excludes drones < 25kg and various recreational activities/adventure activities, etc.

Most of these will still require some sort of operating certificate - but it will give the CAA some leeway as to when one will be required, and what the requirements will be.

At the moment it is legislated that just about anything that flies for profit must have an ASL, and no-one has any latitude in the matter (not the director of the CAA, or even the minister can make exceptions). Once ASL requirements are removed, there is at least a legal framework to allow a relaxation of requirements for commercial drone work (although this will still need to go through CARCOM - but some relaxations are likely in order).
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Re: I want to understand the logical reasons for an ROC?

Unread post by fourwings » Mon Dec 09, 2019 9:05 am

Im so glad to hear this! It will open up a whole new market because at the moment the market is so squeezed because of the ROC
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