Robert Irwin’s scenic joy flight above Tasmania’s Overland Track was ‘at risk of breaching environmental guidelines after flying at low levels’
A scenic joy flight believed to have been carrying Robert Irwin above Tasmania‘s Overland Track may have breached environmental guidelines after flying at low levels.
The helicopter surprised campers and witnesses when it circled low over the World Heritage wilderness, reports the Herald Sun,.
The 17-year-old son of late conservationist Steve ‘The Crocodile Hunter’ Irwin shared a video of himself to Instagram flying over the area at the time observers claimed to have seen the helicopter.
Guidelines:Robert Irwin’s (pictured) scenic joy flight above Tasmania’s Overland Track is at risk of breaching environmental guidelines after flying at low levels
The World Heritage Area Management Plan states: ‘ Flights in and through the SAs should be kept to a minimum, and aircraft should be operated at an altitude and configuration that will minimise noise and visual impact for ground observers.’
The general manager of Australia Zoo Luke Reavley told the Mercury, that he wasn’t aware of the incident but Robert wouldn’t be responsible for the flight.
‘Obviously being a child under the age of 18, Robert wouldn’t have been in control of where the helicopter travelled,’ he said.
Daily Mail Australia has contacted Australia Zoo for comment.
Low levels: According to the Herald Sun, the helicopter surprised witnesses when it circled low over the World Heritage wilderness
Robert is currently holidaying in Tasmania with his mother Terri, 56, sister Bindi, 22, and her husband Chandler Powell, 24.
On Sunday, Bindi uploaded a picture of the budding photographer photobombing her and husband Chandler while touring the Apple Isle.
‘Robert, you always make photos that much better. Love ya!’ she captioned the post, alongside a laughing face emoji.
Holiday: Robert is currently holidaying in Tasmania his mother Terri (left), sister Bindi (centre) and her husband Chandler Powell
In the picture, the teenager was spotted making a funny face while popping his head to the side and into the frame of his sister’s photo with her 24-year-old husband.
Rob’s lips are pursed as he stares directly down the lens of the camera, while Bindi and Chandler smile sweetly in the background.
The image of the trio in bushland was also shared by the teenager to his social media account, along another picture of the pair with their mother, Terri.
Exploring! On Sunday, Bindi uploaded a picture of the budding photographer photobombing her and husband Chandler Powell while touring the Apple Isle