The NACC NRM Team Reaches New Heights

We are all about broadening our horizons, and recently, our staff learned how to not only broaden, but also capture those horizons!

Members of the NACC NRM team and Mid West Aboriginal Ranger Program took part in a short course by Central Regional TAFE ‘Capture Images Using Drone Technology’. This training and certification allows holders to operate drones for commercial purposes under CASA (Civil Aviation Safety Authority) regulations.

The day was split up into theory learning at the Batavia Coast Maritime Institute and hands on flying lessons at the Railways Football Oval.

Learnings included drone safety and regulations, drone terminology, basic flying techniques, and drone capabilities for the NRM sector.

One group had classic Geraldton weather, braving harsh winds to put their new skills to the test. The second group lucked out with one of the calmest days we’ve seen as of late.

The team hope to use their new skills and utilise remote sensing technology in the future for fieldwork and monitoring!

This project is supported by NACC NRM through funding from the Australian Government’s National Landcare Program.

Phoebe Royce – Communications Officer

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