Welcome to AirShare Part 101 training!

If you:

  • are a new UAV flyer
  • want to get a good grounding in how to fly safely and responsibly in New Zealand in accordance with your obligations under Civil Aviation Rules Parts 101 & 102
  • are a current UAV flyer who wants to test your existing knowledge

then Drone 101 is for you!

Note: As Drone 101 is an online, interactive training course, it is not available as a PDF or in printed format. You will be emailed instructions on your login and how to access Drone 101 after you complete your purchase. Your Drone 101 Airbook is accessible via your mobile device (iOS or Android) and via any internet browser.

Drone 101

What do you learn with the Drone 101 Airbook?

Civil Aviation Rules that are applicable to you and how to fly within those rules

The difference between controlled and uncontrolled airspace and other airspace restrictions

How weather impacts your flying

How to log your flights on AirShare and get Air Traffic Control authorisation


Who you need permission from under Civil Aviation Rule Part 101

How to read a Visual Navigation Chart (VNC)

What NOTAMS are and if you need to file one


Airshare.co.nz has teamed up with Airways Training specialists to develop a fun, interactive and handy course that can be accessed via your mobile device (IOS/Android) or your home or work computer.

The Drone 101 Airbook course covers helpful tips, Civil Aviation Rules and airspace, flight preparation and planning, operations and also includes 6 useful checklists to guide you through your drone flights from start to finish.

To see what additional information you will have access to, see the product comparison chart below:

Drone 101 Airbook

  • UAV Tips – Test out your knowledge with our multiple choice questionnaire  
  • Aviation And Legislation – A 5 part chapter covering the in-depth information around flight safety, rules and regulations.
  • Flight planning and Preparation – Helping you to carefully plan and prepare for your drone flight and understand aeronautical charts
  • Operations – Everything you need to know about owning and using a UAV. This 7 chapter section covers air traffic services, altimetry, meteorology, abnormal situations and much more.    
  • Checklists – An interactive checklist for everything UAV related. Whether it be preparing your UAV to fly,  operating your UAV, checking your equipment or logging post flight details. We have a checklist to cover all bases.

Other free resources (via AirShare)

  • Must know information – Rules, FAQs, Maps
  • Getting started as a new drone pilot – Fly Safe Flyer
  • My Flights – Quick Guide
  • Industry details
  • AirShare News and Events

Note, the Drone 101 Airbook includes details of your drone flying obligations under Civil Aviation Rules Part 101 and 102 but flying drones in New Zealand requires you to comply with laws (including local council bylaws) in addition to those Rule Parts that are not included in this Airbook. As the Drone 101 Airbook does not include details of those additional laws, in order to fly your drone safely and legally you will need to ensure that you understand and comply with any such additional laws.