Extended Visual Line of Sight (EVLOS)

Wicked Copters is the only training organisation with CASA EVLOS Class 1 and 2 procedures for operations, so we know and understand the requirements fully having undergone CASA assessments.

Extended Visual Line of Sight (EVLOS) allows you to fly your RPA beyond the pilot's Visual Line of Sight by using "internally trained observers".  The pilot may use FPV goggles while flying as long as an observer has the drone in their Visual Line of Sight.

Whilst the pilot is always present on site, his observers are keeping the drone within their line of sight.  The observers communicate critical flight information by voice or radio to assist the pilot in keeping safely away from all air users, structures, terrain and other hazards.

You need to obtain EVLOS CASA approval to fly Class 1 (close range EVLOS) or Class 2 (Longer Range EVLOS) operations, providing you hold an ReOC and meet CASA requirements.  You do not need to hold an IREX for E-VLOS Class 1 operations, but IREX is required for Class 2.

EVLOS is generally limited to short range operations of small RPA, typically up to 15 kilometres compared to BVLOS where there is no line of sight by the pilot, no observer and the RPA location and range is not limited.

To obtain EVLOS approvals, your RPA, Ground Station and affiliated equipment must all meet CASA and ACMA approvals. 

We develop and market powered lift RPA and equipment capable of meeting EVLOS and BVLOS requirements, should you not have a RPA that is capable.

Our EVLOS courses include practical operations simulated to prepare your pilots and observers for your CASA assessment as part of your EVLOS application. With our procedures meeting CASA.s requirements since 2019, and providing practical training, we are well placed to train and provide procedures and submission assistance as required.

If you would like to attend a course, please book online or use the Contact Us page to get in touch.

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