Restricted Airspace established for 36th Americas Cup

Drone pilots be aware that ‘restricted airspace’ is being established in Auckland for the 36th Americas Cup beginning on the 17th December 2020. If you are planning on flying near these areas make sure you check the NOTAMs! https://www.aviation.govt.nz/airspace-and-aerodromes/airspace/36th-americas-cup-be-aware-of-no-fly-zones/ If you would like to learn more about these topics, and your responsibilities as a drone … Read more

FAA releases airworthiness criteria for UAS operators

UAS airworthiness criteria

Progress is slowly being made on the certification of Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) for advanced operations in the United States.  The FAA have recently published airworthiness criteria for 10 UAS operators who intend to conduct advanced operations including remote delivery and Beyond Visual line of Sight (BVLOS) operations.   Because the FAA have no specific airworthiness … Read more

CAA short notice restrictions, the importance of keeping aware.

A recent news article by Newshub has highlighted the risk of not paying close attention to late notice airspace changes published in the AIP Supplement (Sup).  https://www.newshub.co.nz/home/travel/2020/10/pilots-ignoring-air-space-restrictions-putting-rare-fairy-tern-birds-at-risk-over-mangawhai.html Newshub is reporting that recently established Restricted Areas near Mangawhai, North of Auckland, are regularly being breached by manned aircraft without appropriate permissions. This is some of our … Read more