Introduction to New Zealand Drone Rules: Key Regulations and Compliance Tips - Drone Trust | New Zealand
 
Introduction to New Zealand Drone Rules: Key Regulations and Compliance Tips
Stay compliant and safe while flying drones in New Zealand. Explore key operational rules, no-fly zones, and safety checklists to make your drone flights secure and legal.
 
Flying under Part 101 Rules – Pilot Qualification Mandatory
If you intend to fly either within 4kms of an airport or heliport (unshielded) or within controlled airspace beyond 4 Kms of an airport or heliport (unshielded) you are required to hold an RPAS Pil...
 
Flying under Part 101 Rules - Pilot Qualification Not Mandatory but Recommended
When flying a drone in any circumstances, you are legally required to comply with all relevant aviation laws and rules at all times. For that reason, we strongly recommend as a minimum that you att...
 
Flying under Part 102 Rules - Agricultural Activity
This means you intend to fly under Part 102 CAA rules (CAR 102) and as such, you are required to personally hold a NZ Professional RPAS Pilot Certificate to Part 102 standard and operate in accorda...
 
Flying under part 102 Rules
This means you intend to fly under Part 102 CAA rules (CAR 102) and as such, you are required to personally hold a NZ Professional RPAS Pilot Certificate to Part 102 standard, and operate in accord...
 
Ongoing Refresher Requirements
The requirements for refreshers and recertification vary across the different activities and certifications, and these differences are detailed here.
 
Flying in Controlled Airspace
At minimum, you are required to hold an RPAS Pilot qualification to Part 101 standard. You may also require further certification depending on the other activities you will be undertaking.
How often do I have to renew my pilot certificate? - Drone Trust | New Zealand
 
How often do I have to renew my pilot certificate?
For 101 certificate holders, every 2 years. For 102 certificate holders, every 2 years. These both include a refresher and practical assessment. For 102 certificate holders flying under a company's...
What is Atti Mode? - Drone Trust | New Zealand
 
What is Atti Mode?
'Atti Mode' is DJI term for Attitude Mode - where your drone's GPS system is disable so it will not remain in a stable hover situation, allowing it to be subject to the effects of wind drift. It's...