Aviation restrictions

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 in Adelaide and Mount Lofty Ranges

Pilots navigating around Waitpinga Cliffs between 1 June and 31 December each year must comply with FNA 13, as published by Air Services Australia.

Natural Resources Adelaide and Mount Lofty Ranges