Recreational Drones

So you enjoy flying drones!

Recreational drones (eg: DJI Phantom, Mavic, Spark ) are an exciting technology being embraced worldwide and when operated(flown) in a recreational activity are defined as being model aircraft. Whether your racing drones,operating within a family and friends environment, during school vacation, taking photo's etc (who would of thought you'd become a 'hobbyist photographer'), there's a drone (model aircraft) for all  occasions! 


Recreational drones come in all shapes and sizes  and most importantly are regulated, that is, by the Civil Aviation Safety Authority who are the over arching regulator. There are regulations which apply to the operation of drones whether for recreational or commercial purposes. Before you begin to enjoy your drone do make yourself aware of the regulations which can be found here: Civil Aviation Drone Information. And, the Civil Aviation Safety Authority has created an information internet page found here. CASA Drone size category and related information is here.
Would you like to see results regarding  input into drone regulation? The background and results can be found here : participation in the CASA survey.

Would you like to do the DJI knowledge qizz? (Test your knowledge on some simple regulations!)

You can find the DJI questionnaire here.

Need to operate in a recreational drone via FPV mode, no problems, the Society can help.(The Societies approved Civil Aviation Safety Authority Instrument can be found 'here'). And more information can be found in the documents section.
Interested in drone racing? Like to conduct some FUN racing? Simply like to race with some mates just for the FUN of it? Need some information? Have a look here: Simple Drone Racing practices. 

Need  assistance to operate your recreational drone? We can help! Simply contact the Society. Already operating your recreational drone but not quite sure about where, how, when? Simply contact the Society, we can help. Also,  would you like to check whether the area your operating your drone is 'okay to operate there'?, then how about a Civil Aviation Safety Authority Approved mobile device application! Also, you can find some training/information here:


What's that? you'd like more information? Simply contact the Society or how about we gently direct you to further 'like minded' model aircraft enthusiasts via their Facebook Page. Either or, enjoy flying your drone responsibly and remember the AMAS Inc safety motto: "Safety Is No Accident". 

Woops, nearly forgot: You'd like information of commercial drone operations? Easy, simply contact the Society, or
contact our friends at ACUO (mention we sent you!).

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What's new?
The AMAS Inc great photo competition commencing January 2020.

Monthly prizes to be one with a grand prize of $1000 to be paid in December 2020.

Check under our "information" tab above and click on "news" for more info, but here are the rules:

You must be registered and financial for the period of the competition with an email address for us to communicate with you and juniors must have their parents permission to publish photos of themselves.
Each month will have a different theme and only one photo can be sent, with the winner being announced on the 5th of each month. The theme for January will be "Xmas" so have those cameras ready on Xmas day or at the field Xmas break up, family, friends and fun is what the judges will be looking for.
You can enter each month, but only if you have been unsuccessful in previous months during the promotional period and the judges decision will be final.Entries for January close 31st December 2019.

Send all entries to amassecretary@gmail.com with brief comments about where your photo was taken and any other relevant information.