Anyone Familiar With Rules In New Zealand?

Discussion in 'sUAV Rules & Regulations' started by Jomy joy, Nov 4, 2016.

  1. Jomy joy

    Jomy joy New Member

    Nov 4, 2016
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    Hi Guys,

    I have purchased a new Mavic Pro and still waiting for my Mavic to arrive.

    While I am waiting I would like to familiarise myself with the rules regarding flying a drone in New Zealand.

    I have checked few things in but not clear. It says "The red transparent areas are control zones. Control zones are managed by Air Traffic Control and extend down to ground level." does this means I cannot fly in this zone at all.

    I thought this thread will be helpfull for all new Drone enthusiasts especially the Mavic enthusiasts.

  2. flumpet

    flumpet Well-Known Member

    Oct 14, 2016
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    I flew in NZ before and i remember there is a website for you to register the date and time of your flight. A bit of googling should be able to give you a result.
  3. NZ_Basher

    NZ_Basher New Member

    Nov 10, 2016
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    Hi, I live in NZ and have an RPAs certificate of competency. The rules are all available on basically you have to have permission from the land owner or occupier to fly, stay below 400ft, stay 4km from airports (not the 1km in DJI go app) and retain line of sight at all times. to fly in air traffic control areas you are supposed to log a flight on airshare 24hrs before and inform the tower before and after landing. You do have to have a wings badge, pilots license or RPA competency before flying in controlled airspace, but they never check. I have flown with permission within sight of Christchurch international airport. they put a 100ft max altitude on me and watched me through binoculars to make sure I didn't cheat. We find that tourists ignore the rules here and just make it harder for the citizens, so please fly to the rules.
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