The Kenya Civil Aviation Authority (KCAA) has finally gazette the 2017 proposed Remote Piloted Aircraft Systems. In plain English, that means that flying a drone in Kenya by the general public is now legal; although under very tough regulations.
The regulations for civilians looking to fly drones comes under three categories:
All the three categories comes with different set of regulations and certifications. The KCAA now wants everyone owning a drone to register with them within the next six months and for anyone getting a new one, they must first register before being issued the license to operate it.
Requirements to own a drone
To take your bird to the Kenyan air space, one must have a license, and for one to get the licensing, you must be 18 years or older. You also need to be a Kenyan citizen or a registered company or an arm of the government. Other requirements to become a drone pilot are as follows:
Hold a current Class 2 medical certification
Understand English language
Hold a radio telephony license
Successfully completed a training course approved by the KCAA
Possess a police clearance certificate
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