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Stay safe with AirShare, wherever you fly

AirShare is New Zealand’s hub for recreational and commercial drone operators – ensuring safe and happy drone flying in New Zealand skies.

Here you’ll find the information and access you need to learn how to operate your drone safely in all types of airspace, plan drone flights, identify safe places to fly, and gain authorisation to fly from air traffic services provider Airways New Zealand and aerodrome operators.

AirShare is New Zealand’s uncrewed traffic management (UTM) system developed by Airways International – helping Airways New Zealand to safely and efficiently integrate uncrewed traffic into the airspace.

Learn more about the AirShare UTM here.

Know the rules

It’s important to know the rules before you fly your drone. It’s an aircraft, so can be a hazard to people, property and other aircraft. Understanding the rules will help you to keep yourself, your drone and other aircraft safe when operating your drone.  Below are the key things you need to know under the Civil Aviation Part 101 rules.  Make sure you know and understand all of the Part 101 rules before you fly.

Know the rules before you fly

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Rule #1

How high am I allowed to fly my drone in the sky?

Rule #1

You can fly no higher than 120m (400ft) above the ground.
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Rule #2

How close can I fly my drone over people and buildings?

Rule #2

Stay a safe and considerable distance away from people and buildings.
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Rule #3

Can I fly over private land like farms or houses?

Rule #3

Don't fly over private land unless the owner says it's OK.
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Rule #4

When can I fly my drone and in what kind of conditions?

Rule #4

Keep your drone in direct sight, and fly only in daylight when visibility is good.
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Rule #5

How close can I fly my drone to an aerodrome or airport?

Rule #5

Stay 4km away from anywhere aircraft are landing or taking off.
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Rule #6

How close can I fly my drone to an aircraft in the sky?

Rule #6

It's dangerous to fly drones anywhere other aircraft are operating.
Learn more

Rule #1

How high am I allowed to fly my drone in the sky?

Rule #1

You can fly no higher than 120m (400ft) above the ground.
Learn more

Rule #2

How close can I fly my drone over people and buildings?

Rule #2

Stay a safe and considerable distance away from people and buildings.
Learn more

Rule #3

Can I fly over private land like farms or houses?

Rule #3

Don't fly over private land unless the owner says it's OK.
Learn more

Rule #4

When can I fly my drone and in what kind of conditions?

Rule #4

Keep your drone in direct sight, and fly only in daylight when visibility is good.
Learn more

Rule #5

How close can I fly my drone to an aerodrome or airport?

Rule #5

Stay 4km away from anywhere aircraft are landing or taking off.
Learn more

Rule #6

How close can I fly my drone to an aircraft in the sky?

Rule #6

It's dangerous to fly drones anywhere other aircraft are operating.
Learn more

The key rules at a glance

Rule #1

How high am I allowed to fly my drone in the sky?

Rule #1

You can fly no higher than 120m (400ft) above the ground.
Learn more

Rule #2

How close can I fly my drone over people and buildings?

Rule #2

Stay a safe and considerable distance away from people and buildings.
Learn more

Rule #3

Can I fly over private land like farms or houses?

Rule #3

Don't fly over private land unless the owner says it's OK.
Learn more

Rule #4

When can I fly my drone and in what kind of conditions?

Rule #4

Keep your drone in direct sight, and fly only in daylight when visibility is good.
Learn more

Rule #5

How close can I fly my drone to an aerodrome or airport?

Rule #5

Stay 4km away from anywhere aircraft are landing or taking off.
Learn more

Rule #6

How close can I fly my drone to an aircraft in the sky?

Rule #6

If you see another aircraft, stay well clear of it and land immediately.
Learn more

Rule #1

How high am I allowed to fly my drone in the sky?

Rule #1

You can fly no higher than 120m (400ft) above the ground.
Learn more

Rule #2

How close can I fly my drone over people and buildings?

Rule #2

Stay a safe and considerable distance away from people and buildings.
Learn more

Rule #3

Can I fly over private land like farms or houses?

Rule #3

Don't fly over private land unless the owner says it's OK.
Learn more

Rule #4

When can I fly my drone and in what kind of conditions?

Rule #4

Keep your drone in direct sight, and fly only in daylight when visibility is good.
Learn more

Rule #5

How close can I fly my drone to an aerodrome or airport?

Rule #5

Stay 4km away from anywhere aircraft are landing or taking off.
Learn more

Rule #6

How close can I fly my drone to an aircraft in the sky?

Rule #6

If you see another aircraft, stay well clear of it and land immediately.
Learn more

Exemptions for Part 102 operators

Drone operators with a Part 102 uncrewed aircraft operator certificate can be exempt from the Civil Aviation Part 101 rules, and legally fly.

AirShare drone flights by the numbers

For the month of June 2024

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