The Invictus Games is an international adaptive multi-sport event, created by Prince Harry, in which wounded, injured or sick armed services personnel and their associated veterans take part in sports including wheelchair basketball, sitting volleyball, and indoor rowing.
Restrictions will apply to the use of drones (remotely piloted aircraft) around Invictus Games venues. These will be in place from 18 October to 28 October 2018.
Temporary airspace restrictions will be active on certain days and at certain times. When the restriction is active, drones are not permited to fly in these areas. These restrictions apply to drones of all sizes and weights, including drones that might be considered small toys.
Visionair can request CASA approval to fly in these restricted areas during these periods. Approval is required to be submitted by the 5th of October 2018. All applications are made to the New South Wales Police Force Aviation Support Branch.
Only drones specifically authorised by New South Wales Police Force are allowed to operate in the temporary restricted areas.
Some of you may be looking at taking your personal drone out during this period, we encourage all visitors to the games to play it safe and to leave their drone at home.
The information below is intended to support information in the formal Aeronautical Information Circular (AIC) which is published on Airservices Australia’s website. The information has been simplified for web presentation and drone flyers should always rely on formal aeronautical information publications for the most accurate and detailed information.
The restrictions have been put in place by CASA, Airservices and the New South Wales Police Force to ensure that there is an appropriate level of airspace security and to provide safety for low level helicopter operations to support the event. These restrictions apply from surface level to 1000 feet above ground level.
Contact Visionair Media for further information on 13200 55 70 99