Commercial RPAS pilots
The Skyward Airspace Map shows standoff zones around aerodromes (airports and heliports) in yellow. The Skyward map shows a 3 nautical mile buffer from the aerodrome boundary of the following civil aerodromes with control towers.
For aerodromes not included in this list, the map shows a circle with a radius of 3 nautical miles ( 5.56 km) centered on the aerodrome (aerodrome reference point). We’ll add boundary information for additional aerodromes as it becomes available. Consult with CASA if you don’t know whether a flight location requires CASA approval.
Commercial RPAS operators have to get an area approval to fly within 3 nautical miles of an aerodrome. If the aerodrome is within controlled airspace both CASA and Airservices Australia permission is required. Additional information about operations near controlled aerodromes is available from Airservices Australia.
Recreational RPAS pilots
Recreational RPA pilots should not fly closer than 3 nautical miles (5.56 km) from an airfield without permission. Recreational pilots should not fly at any altitude within controlled airspace without permission. See CASA’s guidance for model aircraft website for more information for recreational RPA pilots
Use caution. There may be a significant amount of arriving and departing air traffic in this area. It’s your responsibility to avoid manned aircraft at all times.