Question 1: Do I need a permit to fly a drone?
Answer 1: Yes Firstly you will need to register your drone by filling out CAAF form OP 138. To fly your drone you need to obtain a permit for areas within 5km of an international airport, and 3km from a domestic airport, and all other places above 200ft by using CAAF form OP 137 and submit to CAAF.
Question 2: Do I need a permit to release balloons/lanterns, display fireworks, and flares, within the close vicinity of the airport?
Answer 2: Yes you need to write to the Controller Ground Safety, of the Civil Aviation Authority of Fiji and fill out CAAF form GS 900 and submit these documents to CAAF.
Question 3: Where can I obtain NOTAM information?
Answer 3: Contact Fiji Airports Notam briefing office 679 6725777 ext 4195.
Question 4: How can I obtain a new VHF frequency channel?
Answer 4: You need to contact the Ministry of Communications who is responsible for the management of the radio frequency spectrum in Fiji.
For further information, refer to
- Laws of Fiji
- CAAF Standards Documents
- CAAF Application Forms
- CAAF Aeronautical Information Circulars
- CAAF Guidance Documents
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