Flying a remotely piloted aircraft system (RPAS) can be a lot of fun but it needs to be done safely and there are strict conditions on the use of RPAS in Wairarapa.
When we talk about RPAS this includes:
- Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAV)
- Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS)
- Remote controlled model aircraft
You must have approval from the airport manager if you plan to operate an RPAS:
- over council land,
- within 4kms of Hood Aerodrome,
- within 4kms of the Helipad at the Hospital.
How to get approval
To get approval you will need to:
- Email email@example.com at least 24 hours before your planned flight.
- Attach a signed RPAS application form (PDF, 170KB) to your email.
It is the operator's responsibility to ensure an understanding and compliance with the Civil Aviation Authority's Part 101 Regulations, even if flying recreationally. You can find the regulations and more information on the CAA website.
The Airshare website provides more information about operating your RPAS safely, planning your flights and requesting access to controlled airspace where applicable. It is highly recommended you check it out.
Hood Aerodrome Manager: David Hayes – firstname.lastname@example.org
Hospital Helipad: Bernadette Cloutman – email@example.com