Drone use rules in New Zealand not widely understood - CAA study

A Radio New Zealand article.

A quarter of recreational drone users don’t know the rules around where or when they can fly their device.

Research commissioned by the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) shows 10 percent of commercial drone flyers also don’t understand the rules.

An educational campaign is being launched by the authority to try to increase the understanding of just where drones can be flown.

In particular, the CAA wants to send the message that “when you fly a drone, you’re actually a pilot and you need to follow up some basic rules to keep other people safe on the ground and in the air”, said Dean Winter, the CAA’s deputy chief executive for aviation safety.

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