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Blenheim Electronics store manager Phillip Albrey operating a multi-propeller entry-level drone.
The Marlborough Aero Club is encouraging people to check the rules before flying drones above the height of buildings and trees in Blenheim.
Most of central Blenheim is covered by new civil aviation rules meaning drone users need to get permission before flying the aircraft within a 4-kilometre radius of an aerodrome.
Marlborough Aero Club chief flying instructor Sharn Davies said 4km buffers extended from the Omaka aerodrome, the Woodbourne aerodrome, Wairau Hospital and airfields in Koromiko and Picton.