Drones not allowed in city on Independence Day

Monday, August 26, 2019 - 07:30

The Ministry of National Security is advising once again that drones will not be allowed in Port-of-Spain on Saturday as the country celebrates the 57th Anniversary of Independence.

The Independence Day Military Parade will be staged at the Queen’s Park Savannah on Saturday from 7:30 am.

In this regard, the ministry says 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 statement said.

The statement advises 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.