DJI Customers Can Continue Using Drones In Controlled Airspace Without Interruption
DJI, the world’s leader in civilian drones and aerial imaging technology, is pleased to declare that nine of its drone models comply with the latest Transport Canada regulations for advanced drone operations in controlled airspace. This allows DJI customers to cont… Read the rest
The Ministry of Transport is looking at whether regulatory changes are necessary to better manage operators and prevent reckless drone usage.
The news follows calls for tougher rules for operators following a near-miss at Auckland Airport on the weekend, involving a flight with 278 people on board.
NZ92 from Tokyo w… Read the rest
Two Kiwis have made an international list of the top 20 drone photographs for 2016.
Thousands of entries were submitted from all over the world to Dronestagram by professional photographers and amateur drone photo enthusiasts last year.
Colin Aitchison, a professional aerial imaging photographer in Queenstown, sh… Read the rest
A drone came within five metres of an incoming 777-200 plane as it approached Auckland, potentially putting 278 passengers and crew at risk.
The Air New Zealand flight NZ92 from Haneda, Tokyo, encountered the drone as it approached Auckland Airport on Sunday afternoon.
The incident was the second example of reckless dr… Read the rest
A sunbathing session turned creepy for an Auckland mother and daughter after a drone appeared to spy on them for 30 minutes.
Morgaine Halligan and her mother Melissa Rays were soaking up the sun in the evening in Rays’ private Mt Wellington backyard when a drone started hovering over them.
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Precis: A short article examining the state of NZ Commercial Drone use in NZ since the creation of the new drone laws – Civil Aviation Regulation CAR 102.
Author – Andy Grant is the Chairman of UAVNZ – the NZ professional association for Commercial UAV (Drone) operators
Drones, UAV, UAS, RPAS…call them what you will, there has been plenty of NZ publ… Read the rest
‘The importance of adhering to CAA Rules has been reinforced by the Christchurch District Court case finding a UAV operator breeched controlled airspace’, said Shaun Mitchell, Chair of industry organisation UAVNZ.
As an emerging industry, it is important that all operators of UAVs recognise the imp… Read the rest