Flying Drones in Albury

03 February 2020

As drones continue to soar in popularity, it is important users inform themselves on how and where they may operate a drone, whether they need to be licensed and the dangers of flying drones near an airport or airfield.

The Civil Aviation Safety Authority (CASA) has developed rules and regulations strictly prohibiting unmanned aircraft being flown in a manner that creates a hazard to aircraft.

Australia’s safety laws for drones or unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV), also know a remotely piloted aircraft (RPA) as defined in the Civil Aviation Safety Regulations, Part 101, vary depending on whether you are flying recreationally, for sport or for commercial purposes.

Drones are not allowed within 3nm (5.5kms) of an airport, or above 400ft elsewhere. The Civil Aviation Safety Autority (CASA) mandates the use of UAV/RPA’s and model aircraft in regard to the proximity of aerodromes. You must not fly your drone in a way that creates a hazard to another aircraft, person or property. Watch and read these resources below to learn the drones rules in Australia.

Know Your Drone

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