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CIVIL AVIATION SAFETY REGULATIONS 1998 - REG 101.400

Operation of model aircraft outside approved areas

             (1)  A person may operate a model aircraft outside an approved area above 400 feet AGL only if he or she:

                     (a)  keeps it in sight; and

                     (b)  keeps it clear of populous areas.

Penalty:  10 penalty units.

Note 1:       For populous area , see regulation 101.025.

Note 2:       CASA must publish details of the approval of an area (including any conditions) in NOTAM or on an aeronautical chart--see subregulation 101.030(5).

             (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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