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Drone Privacy Laws tightening up in New Zealand

As of August 1st, drone privacy laws will require hobbyist to get permission when flying over private property The New Zealand Herald ran this story about new drone privacy laws being enforced starting August 1st.  The article notes: “From August 1, new civil aviation rules will mean operators will need consent from a property owner before they fly over it. Existing rules allow anyone to operate a drone, as long as they observe simple safety precautions. These include flying below 120 metres, flying only during daylight, flying within line of sight and not…

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Hobbyist Drone Guidelines and FAA Regulations

Clearer Drone Guidelines are needed more than ever. niekverlaan / Pixabay Clearer hobbyist drone guidelines are needed [Tweet “We need better #Drone Guidelines #uav #uas”] Many drone hobbyists in the United States are well aware of the FAA Regulations but we need better Hobbyist Drone Guidelines.  These guidelines provide the following safety recommendations: “Individuals flying for hobby or recreation are strongly encouraged to follow safety guidelines, which include: Fly below 400 feet and remain clear of surrounding obstacles Keep the aircraft within visual line of sight at all times Remain well…

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