Friday 15 November, 2019

No drones near Memorial Day Parade, says Nat. Sec. Ministry

The Ministry of National Security said there will be no drones allowed at the upcoming Memorial Day Parade on November 10, 2019 at Memorial Park, Port of Spain.

The Ministry said in a statement issued November 6 that the parade, which is being held on the National Day of Remembrance, is a designated No Fly Zone.

This 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 aor function or over any mass public gathering

- Drones should not be flown at a height greater than 121 metres or 400 feet above ground

- Drones should not be operated in a manner that may endanger persons or property

- Drones should not be operated within five kilometres from any manned aircraft operations including the boundary of the Piarco and ANR Robinson International Airports.

The public is invited to visit the Trinidad and Tobago Civil Aviation Authority’s website for more information on regulations pertaining on the use of drones.

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