The Seychelles Civil Aviation Authority (SCAA) recognizes the growth and increasing use of unmanned aircraft (UA), or commonly known as ‘drones’ for recreational purposes, monitoring of the environment and wildlife, agriculture, inspections and has huge commercial potential. UA vary in size, weight, performance and the most sophisticated models have the ability to access remote areas to carry out aerial surveys, deliver humanitarian aids and other essential supplies. However, it is critical that their operation does not present any risk to aircraft, helicopters and their passengers, including the general public, who are protected under national laws and international laws emanating from the Chicago Convention.
- Unmanned Aircraft/Drone Operation Safety Guidelines
- Operation of Unmanned Aircraft Systems (Drones)
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Report Unsafe Drone Operations
Do I have to pay a registration fee?For the time being all drone registrations are free of charge.
How can I find out where it is acceptable to fly a drone and where it is not?Please refer to the Dos and Don’ts from the “Unmanned Aircraft / Drone Operation Safety Guidelines” and “Operation of Unmanned Aircraft Systems (Drones)” documentation here.
What should I do if I see a drone being flown in a reckless manner?If you notice someone flying their drone in a reckless manner which goes against published guidelines, please report the incident to us by using the “Report Unsafe Drone Operations” button above. If this is an emergency (there is imminent danger presented by the drone), please contact your local police.