Drone Laws in Bermuda
Drone regulations and links for people flying drones in Bermuda.
Bermuda Drone Regulations
According to the Bermuda’s national aviation authority, the Bermuda Civil Aviation Authority (BCAA) flying a drone is legal in Bermuda but we recommend being aware of and compliant with the drone regulations listed below before doing so.
If you’d like to contact BCAA directly before you travel with any questions you might have, here is their contact information: firstname.lastname@example.org
Why fly a drone in Bermuda? To get great aerial shots like these!
General Rules for Flying a Drone in Bermuda
Based on our research and interpretation of the laws, here are the most important rules to know for flying a drone in Bermuda.
- Drone pilots are responsible for each flight.
- Before each flight, you must check your drone for any damage.
- The drone must be operated within line-of-sight at all times.
- Drones cannot be flown above 400 feet AGL.
- Never operate your drone near an airport or airfield, these are No-Fly zones.
- Drone pilots are responsible for avoiding collisions with people, objects, other aircraft, etc.
- You may only fly a drone over your own property or property that you have permission to fly over.
- It is illegal to fly your drone over congested areas such as streets, towns, and cities.
- Do not fly a drone within 50 meters (165 feet) of a person, vehicle, building, or structure.
- Commercial drone pilots must obtain an Aerial Work Permission from the BCAA, more information on that here.
- Flying a drone over government owned land requires permission from the Department of Parks.
For more information on Bermuda drone laws, see this page on the BCAA website.
Know something we don’t about drone laws in Bermuda? Send us an email at support[at]uavcoach[dot]com. We are not international aviation attorneys and do our best to keep this page up-to-date for drone pilots, but the reality is that given the pace of the small unmanned aerial system (sUAS) industry and how governments are responding, drone regulations in South Africa can change throughout the year, and those changes can be hard to track. If we missed something, please reach out to let us know.
Want to get a feel for the kind of footage you could get flying a drone in Bermuda? Here you go: