Some Changes – Interim Order No. 7 Respecting the Use of Model Aircraft

In the most recently published Interim Order for recreational model use there have been some interesting changes.

Interim Order No. 7 Respecting the Use of Model Aircraft

The distances to aerodromes that had been 9km are now reduced:

(5) No person shall operate a model aircraft
(a) within 3 nautical miles (5.5 km) of the centre of an
aerodrome, except a heliport or an aerodrome that is
used exclusively by helicopters;
(b) within 1 nautical mile (1.8 km) of a heliport or an
aerodrome that is used exclusively by helicopters; or
(c) inside an aerodrome control zone.

There is now a change to distance requirements for models under 1kg:

(3) No person shall operate a model aircraft having a total
weight of more 250 g (0.55 pounds) but not more than 1 kg
(2.2 pounds) at a lateral distance of less 100 feet (30 m)
from vehicles, vessels or the public, including spectators,
bystanders or any person not associated with the operation
of the aircraft.
(4) No person shall operate a model aircraft having a total
weight of more 1 kg (2.2 pounds) but not more than 35 kg
(77.2 pounds) at a lateral distance of less 250 feet (75 m)
from vehicles, vessels or the public, including spectators,
bystanders or any person not associated with the operation
of the aircraft.

The mention of lateral distance from animals has also been removed, as hasĀ buildings & structures.

2 comments

  1. On the surface it appears we may be able to fly recreationally less far away from an airport/aerodrome unless….

    (c) inside an aerodrome control zone.

    A control zone might be a huge area?

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