Join RAPS Drone Club

The Recreational Aerial Photographers Society (RAPS) is an online club of recreational drone enthusiasts.

RAPS are a member of the Model Aeronautical Association of Queensland and Model Aeronautical Association of Australia, which has a long history of fun and safe model plane flying.

9 benefits of membership

Join RAPS today and enjoy the following benefits:

  1.  Be part of a growing community of drone enthusiasts.
  2.  Ask questions about drone photography, destinations and equipment.
  3.  Share your images, videos and locations with other members.
  4.  Visit MAAQ Clubs under the guidance of Club Visitor policies.
  5.  Arrange enjoyable informal meetups with other RAPS members.
  6.  Fun monthly excursions to specific destinations, (coming soon).
  7.  Know the rules and avoid fines.
  8.  Access MAAA public liability and personal accident insurance as long as you comply with CASA’s rules.  Learn more here.
  9.  Enjoy the “Visual Line of Sight” exemption via the MAAA (*** see below).

5 simple steps to join RAPS:

Follow these five simple steps to join RAPS:

  1. Send a completed RAPS membership form (download here) to the This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
  2. Send an easy-to-complete questionnaire (available in the membership form) on drone operation to the This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
  3. Pay your $160 membership fee as per RAPS membership form.
  4. Become a fan of the RAPS Facebook page here.
  5. Get more fun from your drone photography.

More information

Contact us for more information:

Role Name Email
President      Tyson Dodd      This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Secretary
Treasurer Warren Hatheway       

 

*** Visual Line of Sight exemption available through RAPS

The MAAA gives you a “Visual Line of Sight” exemption under CASA’s regulation Part 101, Unmanned aircraft, Subpart 101.G (101.385). Recreational drone users are required to always see their drone during flight times. As a member of RAPS, via the MAAA “Visual Line of Sight exemption”, you can fly your drone using a smart phone, tablet or goggles as long as you have an observer present. The observer is the pilot in command and must be able to physically see the unmanned aircraft at all times.

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