Ministry warns of Drones ahead of Independence Day celebrations

Ministry warns of Drones ahead of Independence Day celebrations

The Ministry of National Security has issued a press release as it relates to drones, ahead of Independence celebrations on Saturday. The press release is as follows:

“The 57th Anniversary Independence Day Military Parade will be staged at the Queen’s Park Savannah, on Saturday August 31, 2019, commencing at 7:30 a.m. In this regard, the Ministry of National Security reminds the public that Port of Spain is a designated No Fly Zone with respect to the operation of Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) commonly referred to as Drones.

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 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.

Please visit the Trinidad and Tobago Civil Aviation Authority’s website via linkhttps://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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