Also known as UAVs, Drones, Quadcoptors, Model aircraft etc.
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 ASSI SUA Information Leaflets give details of the legal requirements for the use of SUAs, as well as guidance on various activities using SUAs.
- ASSI SUA Information Leaflet No 1: Legal Requirements for SUAs (Issue 1, dated August 2022)
- ASSI SUA Information Leaflet No 2: Operational Guidance for SUAs (Issue 1, dated August 2022)
- ASSI SUA Information Leaflet No 3: Definitions and Glossary for SUAs (Issue 1, dated August 2022)
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:
Air Safety Support International
Floor 2, The Portland Building
25 High Street
Telephone: +44 (0)1293 214040
Fax: +44 (0)1293 214069
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:
The Director General
Bermuda Civil Aviation Authority
PO Box GE 218
St. George's, GE BX
Telephone: + 1 441 293 1640
Fax: + 1 441 293 2417
The Director General
Civil Aviation Authority of the Cayman Islands
PO Box 10277
Grand Cayman, KY1-1003
Telephone: + 1 345 949 7811
Fax: + 1 345 949 0761
Mr Bruce Wilks
Director of Civil Aviation/Head of Regulatory Services
Falkland Islands Government Regulatory Services
PO Box 705
Telephone: + 500 28498
Fax: + 500 27276
Small Unmanned Aircraft (SUA)
Also known as UAVs, Drones, Quadcopters, Model Aircraft etc.
Apply to operate a SUA
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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