The Know Your Drone safety education campaign was conducted for people who fly drones for fun. The campaign aimed to raise broad awareness, understanding and acceptance of the recreational drone safety rules, challenge overconfidence and perceived knowledge of the rules, and increase awareness that CASA regulates aviation safety in Australia.
More than eight in 10 people who said that they intended to purchase a drone in the next 12 months reported that they felt they had learnt something new, thought the campaign was believable and knew where to look for further information.
The campaign achieved a cumulative reach of more than 12.4 million people. The interactive quiz for recreational drone operators on CASA’s website was taken more than 113,000 times.
A feedback survey on CASA’s flagship aviation safety magazine, Flight Safety Australia, opened on 24 June 2020 and had attracted 783 responses by 30 June 2020. The survey will close on 12 July 2020.
The myCASA portal feedback survey received the second highest number of responses, with 490 responses; followed by the survey on the maximum take-off weight increase for aeroplanes managed by an approved self-administering aviation organisation, with 408 responses. In total, 3,368 orders were received through CASA’s online store and 57,323 items were dispatched.
CASA launched a new version of the external online learning management system, AviationWorx, on 31 August 2019. The system is used by a wide range of external clients to undertake mandatory and voluntary training. This includes flight examiners, pilots, engineers, designated aviation medical examiners, ground handlers, refuellers and more.
CASA staff were provided with access to training modules for the release of new systems, initiatives and regulations. On 25 May 2020, CASA released a new version of CLASS, a learning management system, for internal use. Staff were equipped with the knowledge and understanding required to perform their roles satisfactorily.