New Zealand Drone Regulations – Updated 6/25/2015
6/25 Update: Rule Compliance Matrices added for UAV operators.
According to the Civil Aviation Authority of New Zealand website here are the current New Zealand drone regulations:
- The operator needs to be able to see the aircraft with their own eyes (eg, not through binoculars, a monitor, or smartphone).
- The aircraft can be flown only in daylight.
- Give way to all crewed aircraft.
- You cannot fly your aircraft higher than 120 metres (400 feet) above ground level.
- You cannot fly closer than four kilometres from any aerodrome.
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