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Saint Martin/Sint Maarten Drone Laws

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by password, Apr 12, 2016.

  1. password

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    First time poster and new drone owner. Love the site so far.

    I have been searching the web and this site and haven't had much luck. Headed on our honeymoon in early May to Saint Martin/Sint Maarten. Anyone have any insight to any laws or rules regarding drones? Obviously not at the airport but do they have a rules or regs on the rest of the island?

    Thanks!

    Andrew
     
  2. BDOG

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    On the Netherland side of the Island I found this law "Individuals may fly with some drones, as they adhere to the rules. The drone example must always be visible to the pilot. And within the urban area can not be flown."

    For the French side it seems to be a lot more restrictive. Found this - "Outdoor use of flying machines, even small and uninhabited, is considered an aviation activity and therefore falls under the regulations applicable to civil aviation. Two texts 17/12/2015 define security regulations for the use of unmanned civil aircraft:"

    Source - http://uavcoach.com
     
  3. Southern chaos

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    How did you make out I will going there this week
     
  4. password

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    Flew it everywhere on the island, both sides. Never had a problem and had a lot of people come and ask to see it. Also ran into 2 other phantom pilots on the island flying. You are going to get some great shots! Have fun.
     
  5. Damien

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    Hey man. I'm new to flying and having some problems with my Phantom 2. I'm currently on a boat in Fort Louis. Ant chance you could give me a hand? Whatsapp me if you're available +27718190503