T&T Drone Laws

Be advised that these regulation ARE in effect – Fly responsibly and obey the law

CIVIL AVIATION [(NO. 19) UNMANNED AIRCRAFT SYSTEMS] REGULATIONS, 2016

Here is the relevant part of the document pertaining to recreational drones lighter than 750g.

PART IX RECREATIONAL USE OF UNMANNED AIRCRAFT SYSTEMS

45. An operator, who operates a Category 1 UAS solely for recreational use as defined in these Regulations, shall not be required to register the unmanned aircraft. Civil Aviation [(No. 19) Unmanned Aircraft Systems] 1027 Regulations, 2016 Authority to conduct surveillance on unmanned aircraft club activities Unmanned aircraft club Exemptions Category 1 UAS for recreational use exempted from registration

46. An operator who operates a Category 1, 2, 3 or 4 UAS, solely for recreational use, shall not be required to– (a) apply for an Unmanned Aircraft Operator Certificate; (b) keep a proficiency record; or (c) obtain an Unmanned Aircraft System licence, provided the operator is– (i) operating under the designation of a registered unmanned aircraft club in the club’s designated area; or (ii) under the direction of a qualified pilot; or (iii) over private land with the land owner’s permission.

Definition of UAS Categorys

“unmanned aircraft (UA)” means an aircraft which is intended to fly without a human pilot onboard and is categorized as follows:

“Category 1 UA” has a maximum takeoff mass of seven hundred and fifty grams (750 g) and less;

“Category 2 UA” has a maximum takeoff mass greater than seven hundred and fifty grams (750 g) and less than twenty kilograms (20 kg) with a maximum forward velocity up to forty meters (40 m) per second;

“Category 3 UA” has a maximum takeoff mass of seven hundred and fifty grams (750 g) and less than twenty kilograms (20 kg) with a maximum forward velocity greater than forty meters (40 m) per second;

“Category 4 UA” has a maximum takeoff mass of twenty kilograms (20 kg) and greater but less than one hundred kilograms        (100 kg);

“Category 5 UA” is an unmanned aircraft that is not classified as a category 1, 2, 3 or 4 UA;

Also Note:

The TTCAA urges all UAS/Drone owners to register all drones of weight 750 grams or heavier. For registrations or inquiries please contact the TTCAA via email: drones@caa.gov.tt