Cayman Islands Drone Laws (2019)

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Contents

  1. General Cayman Islands Drone Laws
  2. Drone Permits In Cayman Islands
  3. Brining Your Drone On Airplanes Guide
  4. Buying Drones In Cayman Islands
  5. Drone Travel Guide Articles
  6. Contact Information For Questions

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General Cayman Islands Drone Laws

Drone use is allowed in the Cayman Islands, but there are several drone laws that need to be followed when flying in the country. Operators must ensure that they follow the following drone laws when flying in Cayman Island,

  • Do not fly your drone over people or large crowds
  • Do not fly your drone within 50 meters of any building, person, of vehicle not associated with the operation of the drone
  • Do not fly the drone past line of sight – you must be able to see it in the air at all times
  • You must stay 1 nautical mile away from all prisons
  • Respect others privacy when flying your drone
  • Do not fly your drone within 3 nautical miles of airports or in areas where aircraft are operating:
    a) Owen Roberts International Airport (Grand Cayman);
    b) Charles Kirkconnell International Airport (Cayman Brac) and;
    c) Edward Bodden Airfield (Little Cayman)
  • You must fly during daylight hours and only fly in good weather conditions
  • Do not fly your drone in sensitive areas including government or military facilities. Use of drones or camera drones in these areas are prohibited

Permit Needed For Recreational Drone Use?

A drone permit is not required for recreational drone use. if your aircraft weight less than 7kg

Please adhere to the above General Cayman Island Drone Laws however when flying your drone. (What Is Recreational Drone Use?)

Permit Needed For Commercial Drone Use?

A permit is required for commercial drone use in Cayman Island. Click here to purchase a permit, or contact the local aviation authority. (What Is Commercial Drone Use?)

Bringing Your Drone On Airplanes Guide

For a detailed guide to bringing your drone on airplanes click here. All drones should be brought on carry on luggage if possible. This is because according to the Montreal Convention, airlines are only liable for losses up to ~$1,000 USD. When traveling internationally, theft and lost luggage can be common issues, particularly if your flight has many connections. If your drone is worth more than $1,000 USD and you cannot bring it onto the plane you should consider shipping it with DHL, Fedex, or UPS instead and fully insure the shipment.

You should NOT place drone batteries in your checked baggage. All drone batteries should be placed in a Medium Size Lipo Battery Bag like the one shown here in the link and brought onto the plane in your carry on bag. Lithium-ion batteries are considered “dangerous goods” by airlines and rules surrounding these batteries on planes are EXTREMELY strict due to multiple incidents of these batteries catching fire. Failure to properly pack lithium-ion batteries in a bag such as the one shown in the link above can result in the airline seizing them, you getting fined, or being denied boarding.

Here is some video footage shot by Mark Buell when flying a drone in Cayman Islands.

Buying Drones In Cayman Islands

Read all of our Cayman Islands Drone Laws, and now looking for drones, parts, accessories, or something else? Read our guide for Buying Drones In Cayman Islands. It includes information on drones for sale in Cayman Islands, import taxes, payment options, and shipping.

Drone Travel Guide

Cayman Islands drone laws are up to date as of June1 15th, 2019. Please email [email protected] , or click “leave a message” at the bottom right of the screen if you have any questions or comments.