Trinidad Imposed Drone restrictions Before Carnival

The Trinidad’s Ministry of National Security is clamping down on the use of aerial drones being operated by people to record personal and public events.

The public is advised that in keeping with the Trinidad and Tobago Civil Aviation Act, there are certain areas which are designated as No Fly Zones. The public is strongly encouraged to avoid operating drones in those areas as they may cause harm and injury to authorised users within the Zones. These No Fly Zones will be published in the media for the information of the public.

As we seek to promote the safety and security of the public, the Ministry of National Security in collaboration with the Trinidad and Tobago Civil Aviation Authority (TTCAA) is calling on all persons owning or operating a drone to visit the TTCAA to have the drones registered, in keeping with current arrangements to address this issue.

The public is asked to observe the following:

• Drones should not be operated in any open air function or 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 International and ANR Robinson International Airports.

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