Australian Recreation Drone Rules Updated CASA's New Rules for hobby flights

Australian Recreation Drone Rules Updated CASA's New Rules for hobby flights

Rushed out before it was fully ready (101-3 still not updated, but I guess the spanky new website was ready) the recreational drone flying rules in Australia have been updated as expected.
For a lot of pilots this brings the actual rules in line with what was commonly misinterpreted and spread as FUD.
Hobby and recreational flights are now banned from flying over 120 metres (Class G airspace was permitted) as well as flying within 5.5km of a controlled aerodrome (previous rules restricted flight near ANY aerodrome to 120 metres).
The 30 metre rule has been clarified to be measured laterally from the ground point directly below the drone (previously there was no distinction and a “dome” radius was commonly interpreted)… this clarified the “populous” rule which was often incorrectly misinterpreted by many.

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4 Comments

  1. W G on October 1, 2021 at 7:55 am

    Welcome to the nanny country

  2. Gavin Hensberg on October 1, 2021 at 7:57 am

    What about Line Of Sight? States the you must see your drone with your "own" eyes and not through a device! FPV just got shafted!

  3. ThePa1nter on October 1, 2021 at 8:31 am

    Thanks for making the effort for the update,cool dog

  4. Harrison Boland on October 1, 2021 at 8:34 am

    0:20 was an illegal as you were in a park (in graceville) and were within YBBN airspace, and within 5.5km of a helipad. Same as the shot with the indooroopilly bridge. At 1:36 you said the YBAF controlled aerodrome hours, though YBAF has a helipad.

    I honestly cant believe you are a ‘pilot’ even though you can’t even follow the rules.

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