The only professional BVLOS LiDAR UAV in the world, exclusive to Sphere Drones.
High-quality dual-sensor mapping : A unique longrange fixed-wing UAV offering a dual-sensor payload for simultaneous LiDAR and photogrammetry mapping. Benefit from true point cloud colorization which simplifies the classification process.
Safe technology: Advanced automatic failsafe modes, an emergency parachute, and safety analysis conducted according to aeronautical standards (ARP4761). Ready for airworthiness certifications with local CAA.
Quick return on investment: Beat traditional airborne solutions by capturing high-resolution data on-demand without costly mobilzation fees or long leadtimes. Unlike other LiDAR drones, collect LiDAR and photogrammetry in a single flight up to 110 minutes, increasing productivity and decreasing operational costs.
Accuracy matters: Direct georeferencing technology with the Applanix APX-15 enables centimeter-level accuracy for precision mapping of infrastructure, vegetation, forests, and the bare earth.
Rules for recreational drone operators
- You must not fly your drone higher than 120 metres (400 feet) above ground level.
- You must keep your drone at least 30 metres away from other people.
- You must only fly one drone at a time.
- You must keep your drone within visual line-of-sight. This means always being able to see the drone with your own eyes (rather than through a device, screen or goggles).
- You must not fly over or above people or in a populous area. This could include beaches, parks, events, or sport ovals where there is a game in progress.
- Respect personal privacy. Don’t record or photograph people without their consent — this may breach other laws.
- If your drone weighs more than 250 grams, you must fly at least 5.5 kilometres away from a controlled airport, which generally have a control tower at them.
- Remember, you must not operate your drone in a way that creates a hazard to another aircraft, person or property.
- You must only fly during the day and you must not fly through cloud or fog.
- You must not fly your drone over or near an area affecting public safety or where emergency operations are underway. This could include situations such as a car crash, police operations, a fire or firefighting efforts or search and rescue.
- If you're near a helicopter landing site or smaller aerodrome without a control tower, you can fly your drone within 5.5 kilometres. If you become aware of manned aircraft nearby, you will have to manoeuvre away and land your drone as quickly and safely as possible.
- If you intend to fly your drone for or at work (commercially), there are extra rules you must follow. You will need a remote pilot licence (RePL) or fly in the excluded category (sub-2 kilogram or private landholder).
Test your knowledge
Test your knowledge with our practice quiz on Australia’s drone safety rules.
Where can I fly?
Download a CASA-verified drone safety app to find out where you can and can’t fly your drone.
Report unsafe flying
If you believe you've seen someone breaking the rules, you can report it to CASA. Fines of up to $1,110 can be issued per offence. If the matter is taken to court, fines of up to $11,100 can be imposed.
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