27 Jan 2014

CAA seen as too tough on drones

6:26 am on 27 January 2014

A commentator on aerial drones says the Civil Aviation Authority is not adequately educating people on how to use them commercially.

Drones are small, remote-controlled aircraft which can fly several kilometres high and aviation officials are currently reviewing policies on regulating their use.

The Civil Aviation Authority says for recreational users, drones are treated the same under the law, as model planes.

But drone enthusiast, Bruce Simpson says the CAA is not making that clear enough. He says it does not even have its guidelines on its website and people frequently come to him asking for advice.