Drones, Unmanned Aircraft

8.1 Helicopters
Helicopters are not required to be registered with the organisers.

8.1.1 Aircraft
Aircraft are not required to be registered with the organisers.

8.1.2 Contact details for Helicopter Hire
For information on helicopters please contact the rally office via email info@rallynz.org.nz

8.2 Drones – Unmanned Aircraft Prohibited at International Rally of Whangārei

The Organisers of the International Rally of Whangārei brought to you by Mark Cromie Motor Group (ROW) advise that all Drone Operators must have approval for the use of drones and other unmanned aerial vehicles as they pose safety and privacy risks.


Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAV), commonly known as drones, operated by commercial entities may only be used at competition venues when permitted by, and operated according to, the civil aviation regulations and laws of the country in which the event is being held and the policies of the local ASN responsible for the event.

The use of a recreational UAV is prohibited.

In any case, a UAV must never fly directly over any competition course or public area unless under the direct control of persons authorised by the event organisers, the Clerk of the Course, for safety or information purposes only.

Applications are to be submitted by 1 May 2022. The Whangārei District Council and event organisers will not be processing applications during the rally week.

If you wish to use at Drone at the event, once your application with Whangarei District Council or Far North District Council is approved, you must also notify Rally NZ by emailing a copy of the approved form to info@rallynz.org.nz.

8.2.1 Use of Drones – Whangārei District
All applications for use within the Whangārei District are to be made to the Whangārei District Council directly, following receipt of the approved flight plan by the CAA via the Airshare platform. https://www.airshare.co.nz/
Further information from the Civil Aviation Authority of New Zealand, can be found at https://www.caa.govt.nz/unmanned-aircraft/drones/
For all Whangārei District Council Drone use information and an application form please visit: https://www.wdc.govt.nz/Community/Parks-and-recreation/Drone-flights
Upon approval, the following services are to be notified of your plans: Mike Chubb, Manager Whangārei Airport: wreairport@wdc.govt.nz and info@rallynz.org.nz, and Northland Emergency Services Trust via this form: https://www.nest.org.nz/drone-users/


Further information about drone use in the Northland Region can be found here: https://www.nrc.govt.nz/transport/drones/

8.2.2 Use of Drones – Far North Dristict
All applications for use within the Far North District over Council land are to be made to the Far North District Council directly, following receipt of the approved flight plan by the CAA via the Airshare platform https://www.airshare.co.nz/

For Far North District Council Drone use over Council land application form: https://www.fndc.govt.nz/Our-Facilities/Drones-over-Council-land
All flights over a Far North District Council park or reserve must be approved by application. For more information, contact the Far North District Council on 0800 920 029 or email: ask.us@fndc.govt.nz.
Further information about drone use in the Northland Region can be found here: https://www.nrc.govt.nz/transport/drones/

Further information from the Civil Aviation Authority of New Zealand, can be found at https://www.caa.govt.nz/unmanned-aircraft/drones/
Drone use is also conditional on:
• Flight is restricted to daylight hours only,
• The presence of any manned aircraft requires the drone be brought to the ground immediately,
• Any other nearby approved operators are to collaborate on flight paths,
• Any non-approved operators/drones are to be notified and their drone brought to the ground.

       

Rally of Whangarei

 
The FIA Asia Pacific Rally Championship (APRC) is one of the premier regional championships in world rallying and is contested by teams from New Zealand, Australia, China, Czech Republic, Japan, Malaysia, India, and New Caledonia running primarily Super2000, Group N, or production, rally cars.