Drones are becoming ever more popular and it is important that people understand the safety rules associated with their use and the safety issues they can pose for the aviation industry.

The Civil Aviation Safety Authority (CASA) has developed rules which strictly prohibit unmanned aircraft being flown in a manner that creates a hazard to an aircraft departing or approaching an airport. 

People are urged to familiarise themselves with, and comply with, the general rule set by CASA which is that drone operators should stay well clear of any area where aircraft may fly at a low altitude.

Flying a drone in a way that causes a safety risk to an aircraft could incur regulatory action from CASA.

For detailed information on Flying Drones and Remotely Piloted Aircraft in Australia go to: https://www.casa.gov.au/aircraft/landing-page/flying-drones-australia