Aviation restrictions

If you are planning on flying a plane over the state’s national parks it is important to note that there are minimum height restrictions in place for some of these parks.

Low flying aircraft can severely disrupt resting and breeding animals. They also take away from the remote wilderness experience that many of our parks offer. To protect these areas while maintaining public safety, Fly Neighbourly Advice (FNA) parameters have been developed detailing the minimum flight heights and offset distances around identified sensitive areas.

All pilots are expected to fly in accordance with the FNAs, which have been approved by the Civil Aviation Safety Authority (emergency services may be exempt).

Restrictions in Alinytjara Wilurara

Between 1 May and 31 October each year, pilots navigating around the Head of Bight must comply with FNA 4, as published by Air Services Australia.