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Rules on Automated Pilot Systems in NZ

Started this discussion. Last reply by James Payne Nov 26, 2014. 3 Replies

What are the rules in NZ governing Fully Autonomous Aircraft Systems, Remotely Piloted Systems, Models, and/or a combination of the above?Who really makes the rules?Where are the rules now?(New…Continue

Tags: CAA, Rules, Zealand, New, Regulation


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Mechatronics/Automation Engineer. Very keen to network with like minded people.
Please tell us a bit about your UAV interest
I'm trying hard to put a single, truly autonomous, drone into the air. The system should be able to fly a prescribed route and make decisions based on changing conditions to ensure safe flight. The focus is not to carry special payload.

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At 1:14am on November 25, 2014, Baron said…
Hi James
Just a quick heads up - at the mo it is illegal to fly a fully autonomous rpas/uav in New Zealand under Civil Aviation Regulation. Cheers. Baron
At 1:23am on November 25, 2014, Hans Miller said…

Sorry bud. Not true. New regs have been out since may. 

At 2:24am on November 26, 2014, Hans Miller said…



See? Perfectly legal. Commercial use is now also legal.

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