Friday 17 November, 2017

Ministry advises: No drones in PoS on Independence Day

Thinking of using your drone on Independence Day to capture all the happenings in Port-of-Spain? Think again.

The capital city has been designated a no fly zone for drones, otherwise known as Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS).

The National Security Ministry advised that in accordance with the Trinidad and Tobago Civil Aviation Act and the Trinidad and Tobago Civil Aviation Authority Regulations (TTCARs) drones should not be operated in any open air function or over any mass public gathering.

Drones should not be flown at a height greater than 121 metres or 400 feet above the ground, or operated in a manner that may endanger persons or property.

The Ministry also advised that drones should not be operated within 5 kilometres from any manned aircraft operations including the boundary of the Piarco and ANR Robinson International Airports.

Check out the Trinidad and Tobago Civil Aviation Authority website https://caa.gov.tt/unmanned-aircraft-systems-uas-drones/ for the full list of designated areas.