- May 25, 2017
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That's a reasonable way to do it.In Geelong Victoria you can apply and receive free, a permit to fly drones from Council controlled land. Easily done and no hassles. The salesman that sold me the drone pointed out the Council permit requirement and the Where Can I Fly phone app., otherwise I would not have known that.
Is that for each flight, or a blanket term ?
At least they have an idea of who's flying UAVs on their authorised land, and I would think it is mostly about liability and identifying people.
This is where the new regulations coming might relax some authority in some locations.
From what I've seen most councils want a written application and fee for a permit, in the few cases I've seen where they give you an option to outright ban.
I guess having RePL would be advantageous when applying for such a permit.
That will be an interesting outcome, hopefully won't miss the court result here on the forum or in the general media.At this stage it hasn’t been tested in court, but there is a case coming up in the Norther Territory that may set the course of future cases.
Being a member of AAUS is handy, as they are a bigger body that will advocate for your rights if you find yourself in court.
I'll look AAUS up and have a read, thanks for the heads up.
Best to avoid conflict with authorities in most cases, defending in court will cost an individual quite a lot in both time and money, councils have access to a bottomless pit of ratepayers funds, and state / federal govco to taxpayer $, to cover their sometimes misguided legal actions.
I wonder if the NT case might see action dropped just before court date ?
It's often that time that councils back down where someone has a case against their legal action.