The purpose of this white paper is to identify possible areas of improvement for both manned and unmanned flight operations, to mitigate the risks of mid-air collisions between Remotely Piloted Aircraft Systems (RPAS, also known as drones or UAVs) and commercial air traffic. With almost daily reports of near misses between commercial air traffic and remotely piloted aircraft, it is imperative that operators and pilots from both aviation disciplines appropriately evaluate and consider ways of avoiding each other in the air.
Building No. 1, Harrowdene Office Park, Western Service Road,
Woodmead, Sandton Western Service Road, 2191,
Woodmead, South Africa