Drone Laws in The Cayman Islands
Drone regulations and links for people flying drones in The Cayman Islands.
The Cayman Islands Drone Regulations
According to the Caymen Islands’s national aviation authority, the Cayman Islands Civil Aviation Authority (CICAA) flying a drone is legal in the Cayman Islands, but we recommend being aware of and compliant with the drone regulations listed below before doing so.
If you’d like to contact CICAA directly before you travel with any questions you might have, here is their contact information: firstname.lastname@example.org
Why fly a drone in the Cayman Islands? To get great aerial shots like these!
General Rules for Flying a Drone in The Cayman Islands
Based on our research and interpretation of the laws, here are the most important rules to know for flying a drone in the Cayman Islands.
- Do not fly within 3 nautical miles of an airport or prison.
- Drone pilots must keep visual line-of-sight with the aircraft throughout the operation.
- The drone pilot is responsible to check that all components of the drone are in safe working order before the operation.
- The drone pilot is responsible for avoiding collisions with people, objects, and other aircraft.
- Drone pilots are legally responsible for the safe conduct of each flight. Take time to understand the rules – failure to comply could lead to criminal prosecution.
- Do not fly your unmanned aircraft within 50 m (164 feet) of a person, vehicle, building or structure, or overhead groups of people at any height.
- Be aware of privacy laws so images are not captured that violate these laws.
- If you intend to use an unmanned aircraft for any kind of commercial activity, you must get permission from the CAA and obtain a business license from DCI.
- There are some areas of the islands that are restricted areas, please refer to this PDF for more information.
For more information on the Cayman Islands drone laws, see this page on the CICAA website.
Know something we don’t about drone laws in the Cayman Islands? 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 the Caymen? Here you go: