No drone zone at Mount uller
Remotely piloted aircraft (also known as drones or UA s) have exploded into popularity over the last few years.
However, most owners don t understand the laws that apply to their use, and can unintentionally land themselves in hot water by operating these aircraft outside of where and how it is permitted.
Operators of remote aircraft should be aware that flying in the vicinity of Mt Buller is prohibited without prior authorisation and proper certification from the Civil Aviation Safety Authority.
People are often unaware that the Mt Buller and Mt Stirling Alpine Resorts contain several recognised helicopter landing sites, and is considered an aerodrome for flying operations.
This means that remote aircraft must not be operated within 4.5 kilometres of the resort due to the serious hazard posed to manned aircraft.
Furthermore, remote aircraft must not be flown near unrelated buildings, vehicles, people and populous locations such as ski runs or gathering areas.
Anyone witnessing the flying of a drone in a prohibited area should report it to the police at Mt Buller by calling 000 as officers may be out on patrol and not at the station.
Operators found to be flying remote aircraft within the resort area may be fined 622 when operated without the authority of the Resort Management Board, and/ or have their e uipment seized by police and charged with offences under the Civil Aviation Safety Regulations 1998.
NO GO NO DRONE: Remotely controlled aircraft drones such as this one are a no go’ on Mt uller.