The Belize Department of Civil Aviation reminds the public that the use of Remotely Piloted Aircraft Systems, commonly referred to as drones, without the written consent of the Director of Civil Aviation is prohibited.
The department recently learned that persons or organizations in Belize intend to utilize drones for the delivery of packages and other items. While the department supports innovation and the growth of new industries, such activities can be inherently dangerous if not properly regulated. Drones if not properly used can cause damage to low-flying aircraft, buildings, and other structures, and can cause injury to persons on the ground. In particular, Beyond Visual Line of Sight (BVLOS) operations increase risk as loss of communication in some systems may result in a loss of control of the vehicle.
All owners and operators of drones in Belize that do not have the Department’s approval to operate a drone are encouraged to visit the department’s website at www.civilaviation.gov.bz to apply for permission. The Department of Civil Aviation also encourages any person wishing to use a drone for commercial purposes to visit our office at the Philip Goldson International Airport to discuss opportunities and plan a way forward.
For further information, call our offices at +501-225-2014 or +501-225-2052.