Legal requirements for the operation of small unmanned aircraft in the UK Overseas Territories

The requirements for the use of Small Unmanned Aircraft (SUA) in the UK Overseas Territories are laid down in the Air Navigation (Overseas Territories) Order. The main rules for their use are laid down in Article 73, however, Article 191 highlights the other Articles that also apply to the use of small unmanned aircraft.

The following Information Notice gives details of the legal requirements for the use of SUA.  On the second page there is a flow chart that helps identify what rules apply to various types of SUA operations:

ASSI has also published a leaflet and a poster in order to raise awareness of the rules surrounding the use of these types of aircraft: 

Please note that there may be additional airspace restrictions on flying SUAs in some Territories.


Drone flying: a short guide

Short guide to flying a drone in the overseas territories:


Operating a SUA in the UK Overseas Territories

If you have a query with regard to operating a small unmanned aircraft in the UK Overseas Territories, please contact the appropriate authority for the territory you wish to operate in as follows:

Anguilla, British Virgin Islands, Montserrat, St Helena (including Ascension and Tristan da Cunha), South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands:

Air Safety Support International
Floor 2, The Portland Building
25 High Street
Crawley
West Sussex
RH10 1BG
United Kingdom

Telephone: +44 (0)1293 214040
Fax: +44 (0)1293 214069
Email: enquiries@airsafety.aero

Apply to ASSI

If you wish to operate in the UK Overseas Territories of Anguilla, BVI, Montserrat, St Helena (including Ascension Island and Tristan da Cunha) and South Georgia or the South Sandwich Islands you should apply to ASSI using the following application form:

 


Bermuda

The Director General
Bermuda Civil Aviation Authority
PO Box GE 218
St. George's, GE BX
Bermuda

Telephone: + 1 441 293 1640
Fax: + 1 441 293 2417
Email: info@bcaa.bm


Cayman Islands

The Director General
Civil Aviation Authority of the Cayman Islands
PO Box 10277
Grand Cayman, KY1-1003
Cayman Islands

Telephone: + 1 345 949 7811
Fax: + 1 345 949 0761
Email: civil.aviation@caacayman.com


Falkland Islands

Mr Bruce Wilks
Director of Civil Aviation/Head of Regulatory Services
Falkland Islands Government Regulatory Services
PO Box 705
Stanley
Falkland Islands
FIQQ 1ZZ

Telephone: + 500 28498
Fax: + 500 27276
Email: bwilks.civilaviation@sec.gov.fk


Turks & Caicos Islands

The Managing Director
Turks & Caicos Islands Civil Aviation Authority (TCICAA)
PO Box 168
Hibiscus Square
Grand Turk
Turks and Caicos Islands

Telephone: + 1 649 946 2137
Fax: + 1 649 946 1185
Email: www.tcicaa.org/contact-us

Small Unmanned Aircraft (SUA)

Also known as UAVs, Drones, Quadcoptors, Model aircraft etc.


Apply to operate a SUA

Download the application form for the operation of a Small Unmanned Aircraft (SUA) in the UK Overseas Territories Airspace.

This form is only applicable to SUA operations in Anguilla, BVI, Montserrat, St Helena (including Ascension Island and Tristan da Cunha) and South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands.

For operations in other UK Overseas Territories contact the appropriate authority for that territory.

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