THE Mount Gambier Airport has issued a blunt warning to users of remotely piloted aircraft - commonly known as drones - to avoid restricted airspace and adhere to the rules.
This comes as claims surfaced that a number of drone hobbyists have been operating in restricted airspace in Mount Gambier, including at Corriedale Park on Wireless Road.
The Civil Aviation Safety Authority (CASA) has also renewed a warning of the dangers of flying in restricted airspace after a reported mid-air collision between a drone and plane in Adelaide this week.
It is understood the popularity of drones has soared in Mount Gambier over the past 12 months with fears mounting they could cause a mid-air accident with a plane or helicopter.
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