In this post, you’ll learn which laws you need to keep in mind for drone flights in Fiji.
In Fiji, drone users have to register with the Civil Aviation Authority of Fiji (CAAF). Application Forms are available for registration, which you can fill out in advance and mail to email@example.com or hand in at the airport upon arrival. Special regulations apply to commercial users and drones above 7 kg starting mass. In these cases, you have to be licensed as a pilot.
Maximum altitude: Fiji flights are permitted up to a height of 61 meters (200 feet).
Compulsory insurance: Depending on the classification of your copter you need an aviation liability insurance in Fiji. However, I recommend that you always buy a particular drone liability insurance.
Maximum take-off weight (MTOW): There are three weight classes in Fiji: Light RPAS (500 g – 20 kg), Medium RPAS (20 – 150 kg) and Heavy (> 150 kg)
Distance to airports: To domestic airports, a distance of 3 kilometers is to be kept. At international airports, a distance of 5 kilometers must be taken into account.
Commercial pilot regulations: Commercial Copter pilots require the approval of the CAA for use in Fiji.
Helpful Links: Fiji Times
We have researched the listed drone regulations for Fiji to the best of our knowledge. We cannot guarantee the correctness of the information. If you want to be on the safe side, contact the competent aviation authority. Alternatively, you can also ask the embassy in your country for further information about the regulations. Please leave us a comment when you receive news and/or gain experience with your copter in Fiji!