RPAS / DRONES
Rules and regulations for unmanned aircraft in Fiji
You might consider your drone to be a fun toy, but did you know its operation in Fiji is regulated by the Fiji Air Navigation Regulations. There are requirements you need to follow and be continuously mindful of while flying to keep yourself, others, and your RPAS/Drone safe.
Know the regulations before you fly:
Section 78 Operation of aerial devices including balloons, gliders, kites, and para-sails of the Fiji Air Navigation Regulations states that aerial devices should not be towed, flown, tethered, or operated within 3 kilometers of an aerodrome reference point of a domestic aerodrome and within 5 kilometers of an aerodrome reference point of an international aerodrome; should not be towed, flown, tethered or operated no more than 200 feet (approximately 61 meters) above the earth‘s surface; and should not be towed, flown, tethered or operated so as to impinge on the safe operations of aircraft.
An aerial device may only be permitted to operate within and above the restrictions stated above under certain conditions and limitations imposed by the Authority.
An aerial device includes balloon, glider, hang glider, powered or towed parachute, ultralight or microlight aircraft, tethered or towed kite, model aircraft, rocket or firework display, or any other similar device.
An RPAS or Drone is an aerial device.
For further information, refer to
- Laws of Fiji
- CAAF Standards Documents
- CAAF Application Forms
- CAAF Aeronautical Information Circulars
- CAAF Guidance Documents
- Fiji Aeronautical Information Publication (AIP)
If you have any questions about this topic, email Drones@caaf.org.fj