Flight Operations

Small Unmanned Aircraft

This is the Small Unmanned Aircraft (SUA) and Small Unmanned Surveillance Aircraft (SUSA) page, where you will find general information and guidance on the process for the issuance of an Aerial Work Permission:

Your reference to regulatory requirements for the above is, Article 73 Air Navigation (Overseas Territories) Order. Under the Quick Links section on the left you can find the applicable guidance documents supporting this application, the application form, and the link to obtain controlled copies of the Air Navigation (Overseas Territories) Order.

Additionally we have provided guidance Cayman Islands Aviation Circular (CIAC) to the general public on the use of hobby – remote controlled aircraft.

Notable aspects:

  • The public should be aware that within the Cayman Islands, airspace is subject of specific controls enforced by law. Any operation of a remote controlled aircraft must be within the limitations of these airspace controls.
  • The definition of an SUA/SUSA is an aircraft with an operating mass up to and not exceeding 20Kg.
  • For the commercial operation of an SUA/SUSA, an Aerial Work Permission is required, issued by the CAACI under delegation by the Governor.

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