Sunday 26 January, 2020

No drones allowed in POS on Independence Day, Ministry advises

No drones will be allowed in Port of Spain on Independence Day, according to a statement from the Ministry of National Security on Monday.

Port of Spain is a designated No Fly Zone with respect to the operation of Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS), commonly referred to as Drones.

The Ministry of National Security says the advisory is in keeping with the Trinidad and Tobago Civil Aviation Act and the Trinidad and Tobago Civil Aviation Authority Regulation 19: Unmanned Aircraft Systems as well as the Authority’s prohibited and restricted areas (No Fly Zones) and operating guidelines for Trinidad and Tobago.

The public is therefore asked to observe the following:

  • 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.
  • Drones should not be operated in a manner that may endanger persons or property.
  • Drones should not be operated within 5 kilometres from any manned aircraft operations including the boundary of the Piarco and ANR Robinson International Airports.

Persons are asked to visit the Trinidad and Tobago Civil Aviation Authority’s website via link https://caa.gov.tt/unmanned-aircraft-systems-uas-drones/ for more information on the Regulations in relation to Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS)/Drones.

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