- Jan 8, 2014
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Unfortunately there will always be knuckleheads.Happy dayz indeed, we just need the knuckleheads to fly their drones with a bit of respect. Thanks Meta4 you nailed the intrusive vested interests in pushing their own agenda. Most of us just want to enjoy our own quiet hobby time and not engage in fighting phantom side bar issues.
Operations within the 3nm (5.5km) radius of an aerodrome or helicopter landing site are possible and lawful providing you comply with the Standard Operating Conditions listed above and ensure that you do not operate:
- on the approach and departure path, or
- within the movement area, or
- create a hazard to aircraft that may be using those areas.
Here is the ICAO definition of the movement area:Thanks but confused with this - if one cannot "operate within the movement area" (definition??) how are Operations within the 5.5km radius possible? Can anyone whom knows explain please, thanks
So it sounds like the 'movement area' is land that is within the airport itself.That part of an aerodrome to be used for the takeoff, landing and taxiing of aircraft, consisting of the maneuvering area and the apron(s).
Not sure if this makes things clear but here's the response I received from CASA about the possibility of a low-level flight very close to an airport without a control tower.Thanks but confused with this - if one cannot "operate within the movement area" (definition??) how are Operations within the 5.5km radius possible? Can anyone whom knows explain please
It was 2 miles high and 20 miles offshoreI don't know what sort of drone this was but at 10,000 ft I'd guess military.
Makes us all look bad though