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RC Rules in Japan, New Zealand, and Aussie Land

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by DattaGroover, Oct 25, 2014.

  1. DattaGroover

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    I am visiting Japan, New Zealand, and Australia with my P2, and would love to know the rules for those places for flying.

    Down Under won't matter as much since I will be pretty remote in both countries, but in Japan there IS no remote.

    Any input would be highly valued.

    Thanks!
     
  2. blam

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    NZ rules are you can't fly within 4km of an aerodrome and also beware of control areas for flight paths. Very strict on people using these in or near aerodromes and approval is required prior to flights with no flying in low flying zone. Go to http://www.airshare for more good info. The Civil Aviation are hot on the operations of unauthorized flying of UAV's as they haven't got enough failsafe mechanisms yet (collision avoidance systems). hope this helps.
     
  3. DattaGroover

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    Very helpful, thanks!

    Not too different from here in the US. When you say prior approval, do you mean for ANY flights?

    Thanks!
     
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  5. DattaGroover

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    Interesting! Many of the same rules as other places, except there are not "populated areas" rules in the US - yet. The real surprise was that the Australian authorities include "people's backyards" in that. Good to know!

    No wonder my Aussie friends, upon seeing my footage flying around my neighborhood, said "Crikey, you'd never get away with that here!"

    Thanks Mate!
     
  6. DattaGroover

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    One of the US rules is you cannot fly over any National Parks, OR over any federal properties, which is apparently different than federal lands.

    In the Aussie Rules (above) they only say "heavily populated" parks. I think I will print that out and take it with me, just in case someone gets overly excited. Better safe than sorry, right?

    Thanks again.
     
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    The Aussie guidelines are from CASA - the equivalent of the FAA and so are focused on aviation safety rather than National Park regulations. To get the official line on NP flying you'd have to contact the relevant authorities. NPs here are run by the states rather than the national government. I just had a quick look at websites for Qld and NSW NPs and couldn't see anything up front and it's likely that they would have different rules for popular, close to city parks from the huge outback ones.

    I often fly from a park in my region (see my photo website for pics). I stay out away from the populated entry/picnic/office section and I've never had a problem.
    https://www.qld.gov.au/recreation/activities/outdoor/
    http://www.environment.nsw.gov.au/looki ... isitor.htm
     
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