Drone Laws in Guyana

Flying drones in GuyanaIn this post, we explain the rules for multicopter pilots in Guyana.

Maximum Altitude: Fly in Guyana no higher than 120 meters (400 feet).

Maximum horizontal distance and FPV: Drones may only be flown in a radius of 500 meters (1,600 feet) around the pilot. The (exclusive?) Use of first-person-view devices is not permitted.

Compulsory insurance: Currently I know nothing about compulsory insurance for drones, but you should only fly with a corresponding hedge. 

Maximum take-off weight (MTOW): No restrictions known.

Distance to airports: A distance of 8 kilometers (5 miles) to airports, runways, and helipads.

Other safety distances: You must keep a distance of 50 meters (150 feet) to uninvolved persons. The operation of drones is not allowed over crowds.

No flight zones: Georgetown has established a no-fly zone within 5 kilometers (3 miles) around the lighthouse.

Operating hours: Drones may only be flown in daylight.

Commercial Pilot Regulations: Commercial pilots must contact the Guyana Civil Aviation Authority (GCAA) and seek written permission for each flight.

Helpful Links: Kaieteur News

We have researched the listed drone regulations for Guyana 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 Guyana!

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Since January 2015, we travel around the world. In our backpack we carry a camera drone which we use to capture the best places from a bird’s perspective. First we travelled with a DJI Phantom 2. But now we use a Yuneec Typhoon H. On our blog we share the best tips for you about travelling with a copter. If you have questions about this article or new information, don’t hesitate to leave us a comment!

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