Parents thinking of giving their children a drone this Christmas should make sure they understand the dangers first.
The Civil Aviation Safety Authority (CASA) says it’s paramount kids know the rules of flying drones before getting carried away with the excitement of trialling their new presents.
A fine of up to $10,000 can be imposed if drone safety is not enforced, shares 9 news.
Some of the drone rules include staying more than 30 metres from people at all times and never flying within 5.5 kilometres of major airports.
Drones should also be kept in sight at all times and should stay below 120 metres.
“Parents and carers have a responsibility to teach their kids about drone safety and to supervise flights until it is clear the kids know how to fly safely,” CASA’s director of aviation safety Shane Carmody said in a statement on Wednesday.
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