For the many of you that would not have read my first post in the introductions section, I am getting my first decent drone this weekend, namely the DJI Mini 2. I have been reading as much as I can about all the new laws and requirements needed to be able to fly it safely and without landing on the wrong side of the law. I stay in quite a rural location and am surrounded by hills and fields, perfect for practising, or so I thought. It turns out I am on the flight path for runway 09-27 for Perth Airport!!!
So last night I spent some time composing an email with all the relevant info like maps of where my house is and the heights of the hills surrounding it, my house is 120mtrs above sea level and the hills 150 to 160mtrs. I have offered to restrict my flight to no more than 30mtrs from take off height meaning I’ll never be above the top of the hills and therefore not interfere with any aircraft.
As I composed this post I had a call from a friend who works in the maintenance dep’t (his dad is also the manager) asking me why I want to fly a drone in my garden and had a little chuckle to himself. Turns out he and the guy in charge of the tower were having a laugh at my rather lengthy, boring and thorough email, then my mate realised it was from me. I now have permission to fly within 150mtr radius of my house as long as I keep below the height of the hills and phone the control tower to give them advance warning of when I want to fly, happy days
Just waiting on a confirmation email for my records in case anyone ever confronts me.