Restriction of drone use in the Dominican republic
Santo Domingo.- The Civil Aviation Institute (IDAC) on Monday released regulations to operate drones, or unmanned aircraft over the country, that will require accreditation and compliance with altitude schedules.
The norm focuses on drones weighing from 4.4 pounds (2 kg) to 55 pounds (25 kilos), which must be manually flown and always kept on visual contact with the operator.
The agency said the resolution will be in effect until a new law is passed or a regulation is issued, and the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) adopts and publishes rules on technical requirements for drones.
The agency said the maximum allowable takeoff weight is 55 pounds, accessories included, but without considering the volume of the parachute, if applicable. Devices that pass this weight fall in a different category, and must request special authorization from IDAC.
Th costs of added Customs taxes as high as 80% to enter the country; the norm’s restrictions on operational hours and restrictions on points of filming.
July 20, 2015
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