- Posted by Jade
- On March 20, 2017
- 0 Comments
According to Brett Williamson via ABC Radio Adelaide, ‘a growing number of councils and local government departments are introducing by-laws to restrict where drones can be flown’.
A few weeks ago we posted about the importance of Drone pilots being properly accredited and trained. Drones are becoming more popular and accessible than ever, but there is still huge potential for accidents, disturbing wildlife, encroaching on people’s privacy, or entering controlled airspace that is often not considered by the drone hobbyist.
We’re happy to hear that there will be uniform restrictions for unlicensed drone pilots along the 70km SA coastline from Outer Harbour to Sellicks Beach. There are also restrictions already in place for many local councils around Adelaide. South Australia’s Department of Environment, Water and Natural Resources (DEWNR) also has a blanket ban over private drone usage.
Fines can range from $135 up to $750 for breach of any of these by-laws.
Why risk the fine or the danger? If you are hiring a drone operator, ensure the pilot has the appropriate training and accreditation from CASA (like us).