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Saturday 21 October 2017
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POS, no fly zone for drones

As the country celebrates its 55th Independence anniversary on August 31, the Ministry of National Security is reminding the public that Port of Spain has been designated a "No Fly Zone" for the use of drones (unmanned aircraft systems).

A ministry release said that the reminder is in keeping with the Trinidad and Tobago Civil Aviation Act and the Trinidad and Tobago Civil Aviation Authority Regulations.

The public is reminded that drones should not be operated in any open air function or over any mass public gathering.

They should not be flown at a height greater than 121 metres or 400 feet above the ground.

They should not be operated in a manner that may endanger persons or property.

They should also not be operated within five kilometres from any manned aircraft operations including the boundaries of the Piarco and the ANR Robinson international airports.

Asking the public to desist from operating drones in the Port of Spain area and other designated areas, the ministry referred to the Trinidad and Tobago Civil Aviation Authority website https://caa.gov.tt/unmanned-aircraft-systems-uas-drones/ which has listed the areas where drones should not be flown.

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