To initiate the proces, applicant must submit application form CA-101-RLA with appropriated fee.
An applicant has three options to acquire letter of approval for an RPA. Different options are stipulated in regulation 101.02.2 (1). For all three options, applicants should submit the substantiating documentation which supports the application.
Submitted documentation should substantiate that the RPAS in question is capable of being operated safely for the work it will be deployed for. The evaluation process will consider the contents of Operational Specifications (OpsSpec) issued by the Director as part of RPAS Operators Certificate (ROC).
Requirements for system safety are stipulated in Regulation 101.02.2 (1) and Document SA-CATS 101. Please also refer to TGM for Part 101 RPAS Letter of Approval for more information. Please
click here to access the TGM.
The SACAA will consider documentation for previously approved RLA for similar RPAS. Should operational conditions change, SACAA may request more documentation or substantiation to cover the differences.
Upon complying with all requirements, the Director will issue a RPAS Letter of Approval (RLA).
Information for owners & operators
Registration of RPAS
Letter of approval for the RPA
RPAS pilot licensing
RPAS operators certificate
Sale and resale of RPAS
RPAS Operators (ROC/RTO)