Travel to Costa Rica

Discussion in 'sUAV Rules & Regulations' started by StGr, Dec 29, 2016.

  1. StGr

    StGr Member

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    So. I am confused about the rules regarding entering Costa Rica with the Mavic. I read the regulations and it seems as if any drone pilot regardless of size of drone needs a license.

    Has anyone been to Costa Rica lately with a small drone like the mavic. What is the scoop

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  2. German Di Manzo

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    The DGAC (Costarrican FAA) has a section for non tripulated aircrafts in their website. It basically describes the same guidelines we all know regarding airports, LOS, etc.
    http://www.dgac.go.cr/Aeronaves%20no%20Tripuladas/cc05_15%20opr%20drones%20AIC.pdf (in Spanish only)

    The news about expensive licenses are just speculations as a law it's not yet in place.

    German


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  3. StGr

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    Thank you very much for the insight. Have you been down there recently yourself.

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  4. German Di Manzo

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    I live in Costa Rica :)

    The Hover app is useful to know where are restricted areas and it works off-line. Even with a data plan for your cellphone internet is not available everywhere.

    Have fun!


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    Much appreciated. This is very reassuring. I spend months each year but never brought a drone before. Happy new year



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    Where do you stay? Check out UAV Costa Rica on FaceBook.
     
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    Im confused as to what a permit cost or if i need a permit i keep trying to go to the DGAC website but cannot connect as i cant connect to the server. i read something about needing 48 - 60 hours of training im going with my family and just want to get some footage of our trip. THANKS!!
     
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