CAA’s Visual line of sight operations are as follows:
- (a) This rule applies to the following types of aircraft:
- (1) a remotely piloted aircraft:
- (2) a free flight model aircraft.
- (b) A person must not operate an aircraft to which this rule applies
- (1) any area in which the person’s view of the surrounding airspace in which the aircraft will operate is obstructed; or
- (2) meteorological conditions that obstruct the person’s ability to maintain visual line of sight of the aircraft.
(c) A person who operates an aircraft to which this rule applies must at all times—
- (1) maintain visual line of sight with the aircraft; and
- (2) be able to see the surrounding airspace in which the aircraft is operating; and
(3) operate the aircraft below the cloud base.
(d) For the purposes of this rule visual line of sight means a straight line along which an observer has a clear view and which may be achieved with the use of—
- (1) spectacles, contact lenses, or a similar device used to correct subnormal vision of the user to no better than normal vision but not the use of an electronic, mechanical, electromagnetic, optical, or electro-optical instrument; or
- (2) a first person view system and a trained and competent observer who maintains—
- (3) visual line of sight of the aircraft; and
- (4) sight of the surrounding airspace in which the aircraft is operating; and
- (5) direct communication with the person who is operating the aircraft.
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Last Update: December 9, 2019