Aircraft and fly neighbourly zones

If you are planning on flying a plane over the state’s national parks it is important to note that there are minimum height restrictions in place for some of these parks.

Low flying aircraft can severely disrupt resting and breeding animals. They also take away from the remote wilderness experience that many of our parks offer. To protect these areas while maintaining public safety, Fly Neighbourly Advice (FNA) parameters have been developed detailing the minimum flight heights and offset distances around identified sensitive areas.

All pilots are expected to fly in accordance with the FNAs, which have been approved by the Civil Aviation Safety Authority (emergency services may be exempt).

Restrictions on Kangaroo Island

Pilots navigating around Kangaroo Island must comply with Fly Neighbourly Advice , as published by Air Services Australia.

Drone use for recreational photography/filming

The recreational use of drones is generally not permitted in national parks and reserves, including for photography and filming. This is because they can severely disrupt resting and breeding animals. They also take away from the remote wilderness experience that many of our parks offer. They also pose a risk to the public.

Information about  photography and drones use in South Australian National Parks is available on the Parks SA website

For more information about flying drones and remotely piloted aircraft in Australia visit the Australian Government's Civil Aviation Safety Authority website.


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