We highly recommend that you attend a training course to fly your drone. This will increase your awareness of the rules and airspace, as well as enhance your flying skills. And that's going to benefit the safety of everyone.

These organisations are certified to provide training:

Aviation Safety Management Systems Ltd(external link) (ASMS) (Parts 101 and 102)

Drone Training New Zealand(external link) (Parts 101 and 102)

Flight Test NZ / Drone Trust(external link) (Parts 101 and 102)

Fly UAV(external link) (Parts 101 and 102)

Helisika Helicopters and DroneZup(external link) (Parts 101 and 102, and agricultural training)

Massey University(external link) (Parts 101 and 102)

Model Flying New Zealand(external link) (Part 101)

RPA Skills, Ryan Groves(external link) (Part 101)

More information

For more information about Civil Aviation Rules, Parts 101 and 102, visit:

Intro to Part 101 rules for unmanned aircraft

Intro to Part 102 certification for unmanned aircraft

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If you have any questions about this topic, use our contact form, or email rpas@caa.govt.nz