Agencies Responsible for regulating drones in the Republic of Liberia
Updated December 8, 2021
UAS Laws – General rules for flying drones in Liberia
The Liberian agency responsible for drone safety, LCAA, has provided several internet-accessible details on flying for fun or work. The highlights are enumerated below. For more details go to the link above.
Are drones allowed in Liberia?
According to LCAA, drone operations are allowed in Liberia, and drafted regulations are not adopted yet. Use the ICAO’s recommendations when considering your drone flight. Read on for more details.
Here are the most important rules to know for flying a drone in Liberia:
Absent explicit regulations we suggest you follow the ICAO’s recommendations (ICAO UAS Toolkit):
- You should always consult your local Civil Aviation Authority since drone guidelines and regulations differ from country to country.
- If the drone weighs more than 25 kg (55 lbs), most States require you to obtain a permit before operating it.
- If you are paid to use the drone, or if you use it for research, most States require you to obtain a permit before operating it.
- Keep your drone within eyesight at all times
- Read the users’ manual thoroughly before operating your drone
- Check your drone before each flight
- Don’t fly within 50 meters (55 yards) of or over people, property, or vehicles
- Don’t fly more than 150 meters (490 feet) from the ground
- Don’t fly near an airport. Stay at least 8km (5 miles) away.
- Always remember that you are now a remote pilot and are responsible for flying safely and avoiding collisions.
We also recommend checking with LCAA regularly to verify the status of draft regulations (linked above).
Notes for recreational drone pilots flying for fun in Liberia
See general rules above.
Notes for operating Commercial Drone Services in Liberia
See general rules above.
Useful published information on flying drones in Liberia
Here is a sample of what you might expect if you follow the drone laws and fly in Liberia…
NOTE: Small Unmanned Aerial Systems (SUAS), Small UAS, Remote Piloted Aerial Systems (RPAS), unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV), Unmanned Aerial System (UAS), and drone are interchangeable terms unless specified. Model aircraft, toy aircraft, Remote controlled aircraft, and RC aircraft may be covered by the same regulations unless specified.
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