(1) This regulation:
(a) applies to an unmanned aircraft (an autonomous aircraft ) that does not allow pilot intervention during all stages of the flight of the aircraft; but
(b) does not apply to balloons, kites or model aircraft.
(2) A person commits an offence of strict liability if the person causes an autonomous aircraft to be launched or released.
Penalty: 50 penalty units.
(3) Subregulation (2) does not apply if:
(a) the person holds an approval under regulation 101.029 to launch or release the autonomous aircraft; and
(b) the conditions (if any) imposed on the approval are complied with.
Note: A defendant bears an evidential burden in relation to the matter in subregulation (3): see subsection 13.3(3) of the Criminal Code .