The latest Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) or aerial drone devices have very advanced capabilities and are constantly being updated with new features and technology.
When operated safely and correctly, and with the right permissions, they can be a useful aid for filmmakers and photographers who want to capture compelling images and footage of the Bailiwick. Model aeroplanes and helicopters also fall under this scope.
Using a UAS device requires an understanding of the safety and operational limitations that are appropriate for the Bailiwick.
Similarly, operational restrictions (in law or otherwise) apply in the vicinity of Guernsey and Alderney Airports, Guernsey Harbours and the Guernsey Vessel Traffic Service Zone. These being intended to protect 'normal' air and maritime traffic. Other parts of Guernsey, and the island of Sark have laws or policies in place governing all types of UAS device activity.
Guidance For The Safe Operation Of Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) In The Bailiwick of Guernsey - Guernsey Ports [1Mb]
Please see our campaign posters for Guernsey and Alderney which can be viewed below.
Campaign Poster - Drones (Guernsey) [518kb]
Campaign Poster - Drones (Alderney) [514kb]
These documents becomes uncontrolled when printed or downloaded from the internet and stored onto an electronic device.
If you want to apply for a permit to operate a UAS device either on the Guernsey Harbours estate or in the Guernsey Vessel Traffic Service zone then please complete the application form below.