Haast Senior Constable Paul Gurney has suggested the general public to name 111 if a drone is sighted working close to an airport after a vacationer flew a drone over a hangar.
On Monday, helicopter operators at Fox Glacier noticed a drone flying over a hangar and plane on the bottom.
The drone was adopted by helicopter workers and the operator positioned at a close-by motel. Police took possession of the drone.
“A 73-year-old Chinese language man was formally warned for working a unmanned drone in a way which induced pointless hazard to helicopters.
“Efforts are being made to step up data and warnings to visiting vacationers about the place they’ll fly drones in Fox Glacier. Franz Josef has giant indicators on the northern and southern State Freeway approaches to the world.”
It’s unlawful to fly any Unmanned Aerial Automobile (UAV), Unmanned Plane System (UAS) or Remotely Piloted Plane System (RPAS) inside 4km of any aerodrome (except sure situations are met). Extra data may be discovered on the place you possibly can fly a drone on the Civil Aviation Authority web site.
Police advise the general public to ring 111 within the first occasion if a drone is noticed close to airports or plane bases and go on any details about the place the operator of the drone is positioned if potential.
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