Are kids allowed to fly drones in South Africa?
In respect of whether kids are allowed to fly drones refer to the information below courtesy of http://www.caa.co.za/ which is helpful in terms of kids drone flying in South Africa.
Definitions: "Remotely piloted aircraft" (RPAS) means an unmanned aircraft which is piloted from a remote pilot station, excluding model aircraft and toy aircraft.
"Toy aircraft" means a product falling under the definition of aircraft which is designed or intended for use in play by children.
"Model aircraft" means a non-human-carrying aircraft capable of sustained flight in the atmosphere and used exclusively for air display, recreational use, sport or competitions.
Acceptable uses of RPAS
For private use –
(a) The RPAS may only be used for an individual's personal and private purposes where there is no commercial outcome, interest or gain;
(b) The pilot must observe all statutory requirements relating to liability, privacy and any other laws enforceable by any other authorities.
For all other use –
(a) an RPA must be registered and may only be operated in terms of Part 101 of the South African Civil Aviation Regulations.
Dangers of negligent operation of an RPA:
Collision with other aircraft, with possible fatal results
(a) Collision with other aircraft, with possible fatal results
(b) Injury to the public
(c) Damage to people's property
(d) Legal liability for breaking laws such as privacy by-laws and other laws enforceable by other authorities.
Do's and Don'ts
DO NOT, through act or omission, endanger the safety of another aircraft or person therein or any person or property through negligent flying/operation of Remotely Piloted Aircraft, or toy aircraft.
Do not fly/operate Remotely Piloted Aircraft, or toy aircraft 50 m or closer from:
Unless approved by the SACAA, DO NOT fly/operate Remotely Piloted Aircraft or toy aircraft:
For more information on the operation of model aircraft, please contact the South African Model Aircraft Association (SAAMA), www.samaa.org.za.
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UAS department - rpasInbox@caa.co.za
We trust you find the extract of the information a lot more clearer in determining if your kids can fly their toy drones without getting you and them in trouble with the drone law in South Africa. It is also important to answer questions such as whether drones are safe for kids. The best way to ensure safety of kids and everyone involved is to have them trained to fly toy drones.
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