RPA registration (CASA)

How to maintain records of your RPA registrations

FlyFreely can help you keep track of any required registrations or licensing on your RPAS assets.

There are three parts to this process:

  1. Register your RPA via the myCASA portal.
  2. Adding the relevant authority to your RPAs
  3. Setting up the RPA Register to show the status of this authority for each RPA.

Once you've set this up, FlyFreely will track the ongoing validity of your registrations via the authority registers, and notify you before they expire.

Step 1: Registration

Registration takes place on the myCASA portal. For instructions on registering your RPA, please see the video below or visit the CASA website.



Step 2: Adding Authorities

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The first step is to add an RPA Registration authority to each relevant RPA in your account. From the Manage dashboard, click on RPA on the left had panel and click on the RPA. 

manage dashboard showing how to navigate to the RPA widget and selecting the RPA

Select the
Authorities and Registrations tab, then click on the EDIT button. 


To narrow down the available authorities, you can select your jurisdiction and display only authorities available for that jurisdiction. Select the authority using the dropdown menu and click + Add Authority.

highlighting where to select the jurisdiction and the dropdown menu to select and add the authority

Fill in the details, the mandatory fields are marked with a red circle. You can also attach a copy of the document for convenient record keeping and easy access. Click SAVE when you have completed this section.

rpa registration (CASA) details window

The registration authority will now show up in the Authorities and Registrations tab, along with the start and end dates.  

showing the newly added authority under the authorities and registrations tab on the edit rpa window


Step 3: Setting up the RPA Register

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Once each RPA has it's own registration authority applied, you can configure the register so that the registration info appears.

Select Organization Admin from the profile menu (top-right).

highlighting the org admin button from the main profile

Click on Authorities on the left. Select View Authority for the relevant authority, then click the RPA Register button along the bottom (this will usually be your operators certificate / ReOC or excluded category notification authority).

highlighting the authorities tab in the org admin window and highlighting the view authority button for an authority

highlighting the rpa register button along the bottom of the window

If you haven't yet added your RPAs to the register, you can do so now (the details in this register should match those on your schedule 1. This allows you to generate an updated schedule 1 from the register any time you make changes).

highlighting the rpa to add to register dropdown menu, arrows to fill in the dates and the save button to show what the process is to add an rpa register

To include the registration status in the register, click the 'customize' button (3 dots) in the upper-right of the window. In the dropdown that appears under the Authorities tab, scroll to and select the 'RPA Registration' authority and click Add. Click Apply.

highlighting the three dots in the top right corner

highlighting the authorities selection, add and apply button to display the registration information

This will now appear as a new column on the register. You'll now be able to see which aircraft possess the registration authority. You can always access the details and registration document by clicking on the RPA name and selecting the Authorities and Registrations tab.

rpa operators certificate rpa register window highlighting where you can see the register information  

Each primary authority has it's own registers. If you operate the same RPA on multiple authorities (eg both excluded category and ReOC operations) then the RPA should be added to both registers.