No drone zone for Memorial Day

No drone zone for Memorial Day

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

A statement issued by the Ministry has informed that the parade, which is being held on the National Day of Remembrance, is a designated a No Fly Zone. 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 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.

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