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CIVIL AVIATION SAFETY REGULATIONS 1998 - REG 101.095

Weather and day limitations

             (1)  A person may operate an unmanned aircraft:

                     (a)  in or into cloud; or

                     (b)  at night; or

                     (c)  in conditions other than VMC;

only if permitted by another provision of this Part, or in accordance with an air traffic control direction.

Penalty:  25 penalty units.

          (1A)  Subregulation (1) does not apply if the person holds an approval under regulation 101.029 for the purposes of this subregulation.

Note:          A defendant bears an evidential burden in relation to the matters in subregulation (1A): see subsection 13.3(3) of the Criminal Code .

             (2)  An offence against subregulation (1) is an offence of strict liability.

Note:          For strict liability , see section 6.1 of the Criminal Code .



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