Territory Stories

Katherine rural review

Details:

Title

Katherine rural review

Creator

Northern Territory. Department of Primary Industry and Resources

Collection

Katherine rural review; E-Journals; PublicationNT; Katherine rural review

Date

2017-10

Location

Katherine

Notes

Made available via the Publications (Legal Deposit) Act 2004 (NT).; This publication contains may contain links to external sites. These external sites may no longer be active.

Language

English

Subject

Agriculture; Northern Territory; Katherine; Periodicals; Animal industry; Rural industries; Periodicals

Publisher name

Northern Territory Government

Place of publication

Katherine

Series

Katherine rural review

Volume

Edition 332

File type

application/pdf; application/msword

ISSN

0394-9823

Use

Attribution International 4.0 (CC BY 4.0)

Copyright owner

Northern Territory Government

License

https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0

Parent handle

https://hdl.handle.net/10070/281910

Citation address

https://hdl.handle.net/10070/413506

Related items

https://hdl.handle.net/10070/413507

Page content

DEPARTMENT OF PRIMARY INDUSTRY AND RESOURCES Page 6 of 18 Katherine Rural Review Spotlight on technology By Callen Thompson, Senior Extension Agronomist, Katherine. Where can I fly my drone? Drones have many applications, and agriculture is fast becoming a major user of drone technology. Recent changes have allowed commercial users such as agronomists, researchers and primary producers to use sub two kilogram drones legally. This is great news, but where can you fly them and what are the rules? The Civil Aviation Safety Authority (CASA) has just released an app called Can I fly there. The app uses the location technology on your phone to tell you if you can fly your sub two kilogram drone at your current location or at the location indicated by where you move the pointer. It also has links to the rules and regulations around using drones for commercial and recreational use. I thought I would test the app out at the Katherine Research Station (KRS), which as you know from whenever we hold an outdoor field day, is close to the Tindal RAAF Base. The screen shot below show where we are on the map. This is in the approach zone of a controlled airport. The app then tells me that I am not to fly 90m above the height of the airport. If I want to know more about these requirements I can follow the link, LEARN MORE. This is a great tool for anyone flying a sub two kilogram drone. I was unsure if I could use a drone at KRS, but now I know I can if I follow the directions outlined by this app. Search for Can I fly there in your app store. Please be aware of CASA regulations before flying a drone. There are heavy penalties for non-compliance.