South Africa: Spray Drones Have Arrived, and They’re Glorious
A crop-spraying drone has taken its first legal flight in South Africa – a big breakthrough which could radically transform farming in South Africa, according to Jay Caboz with Business Insider South Africa (SA).
According to Caboz, after a lengthy process, the DJI drone (the AGRAS MG-1P model) was allowed to fly earlier this month.
The South African Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) granted a licence to Durban-based ROC holder DC Geomatics, who operates the drone. The company proved drones equipped with crop spraying operation specifications are safe to use, passing CAA regulations.