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Those furious gun-toting Aussies were just a glitch. Let's try US drone deliveries, says Wing

rossde

of course here in Australia we do have drone laws concerning drones that would need circumnavigating Most of the rules restrict where and when drones can be flown. What it all boils down to is that you must be able to see what you’re doing and not fly your drone where it could fall and hurt someone, damage something, intrude on privacy, or interfere with aircraft and emergency services.

* You must not fly your drone more than 120m above the ground (about the height of a 35-storey building)

* You must not fly your drone anywhere it could fail and fall, injuring a person or damaging property

* You must not fly your drone within 30 metres of a person, at any height, at any time

* You must not fly your drone in populous areas such as beaches, parks, roads, footpaths, or festivals and other crowded events

* You can fly only one drone at a time

* You must be able to see the drone with your own eyes at all times – not through another device

* You can only fly your drone during the day, not in fog, and not behind trees or buildings that obscure it from view

* You cannot fly your drone in prohibited or restricted airspace, or within 5.5 kilometres of a controlled aerodrome or airfield

* You cannot fly your drone near emergency situations, including natural disasters or police operations

How are the rules enforced?

People who breach the rules are usually identified via CASA inspectors, reports from the public (which can be submitted to CASA online) or investigations by police.

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