Drones and unmanned aircrafts

​​​Flying drone in a sunny day. Before you fly a drone (also known as "unmanned aerial vehicle" or UAV) in the Waitaki District, there are a few things you need to know.

Firstly, Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) regulates civil aviation in New Zealand and sets the rules around the use of remotely piloted aircraft systems: unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV), unmanned aerial systems (UAS), model aircraft and drones.  The CAA rules include the requirement for people to obtain approval from the land owner or the occupier of the land you want to fly over. Please visit Civil Aviation Authority website to view the rules. 

Page reviewed: 13 Jan 2017 5:06pm