Choose the right plane. If you’re a
first time pilot ask for advice on
a plane that is stable to fly and
easy to put together, learning to
fly a plane may look easy, but like
learning to drive a car, it’s best to
start with a basic model and not an
Read the instructions that come
with your aircraft
Learn about important
Fly with an experienced pilot or
friend and keep your plane in your
line of sight
Be very wary of your propeller.
Remove it if you are working on
Try to learn to fly by yourself.
You’ll have more success and less
trouble if you join your local MAAA
Fly closer than 30m to vehicles,
boats, buildings or people
Fly over populated areas or within
5.5km of an airport
Fly higher than 120m from the
Fly alone as an inexperienced pilot
MANY A PILOT HAS HAD A RUN IN WITH THEIR PROPELLER AND COME OFF SECOND BEST. IN
THE LEAD-UP TO YOUR CHRISTMAS FLIGHT TIME HERE ARE SOME TIPS FOR NEW PILOTS AND
REMINDERS FOR THOSE VETERANS!
Big fines for flying drones
The Civil Aviation Safety Authority
recently reminded Australians not
to fly unmanned aerial vehicles
near bushfires, warning they could
face a fine of $9,000.
This is because drones can pose
a real safety risk to firefighting
aircraft and bush firefighters.
A collision between a drone and a
firefighting aeroplane or helicopter
could lead to a catastrophic
Please spread the word and fly