Airports and drones – fly the right way
Information about flying your drone the right way in New Zealand.
Drones are an aircraft and operators are regarded as pilots. You must follow New Zealand Civil Aviation Authority Rules when you operate a drone near an airport.
You are only allowed to fly your drone within 4kms of an aerodrome or helipad if certain conditions are met. There may also be controlled or special use airspace which extends beyond the 4km limit.
Contact the airport directly for more advice and information or visit the Airshare website to learn more about airspace and where you can fly.
This is where you can also request a clearance from air traffic control to fly in controlled airspace.
To learn about flying your drone the right way in New Zealand, check out www.flyyourdrone.nz.