San Carlos, Sonora, Mexico Forums Home 

San Carlos Mexico Forum
Welcome to our forum. In order to post in our forums you must be registered. Please take a minute to register to enjoy the full benefits of the forum. Registration is FREE and your information is kept private. When registering, please make sure your email address is entered correctly-if incorrect, you will not receive your validation message. Please do not use your email address as your user name for your own privacy and security. Gmail account users should check spam or trash folders for our validation message after initial registration. We also suggest you add to your white list.

This message board requires you to register in order to post new topics, reply to topics started by other users, start polls, or vote on polls. As a registered user, you can edit your own posts, upload photos and view our photo gallery, and send private messages to other members of the board. Registered users can keep track of the topics they are interested in, and receive e-mail notifications when someone posts to one of those topics. Registered users can choose a theme and setup a profile, to include hometown, email & web address and avatar if desired.
We do ask that you post in the appropriate forum-look over the subjects and topics of all forums including the mercado section before making your first post. Posts in the wrong forum or not related to San Carlos may be moved or deleted without notice.
Please take a moment and register to enjoy all the benefits of the forum.

 Moderated by: bartmanaz
New Topic Reply Printer Friendly
New drone rules in Mexico  Rate Topic 
 Posted: Fri Sep 28th, 2018 03:04 am
  PM Quote Reply
1st Post

Joined: Wed Aug 5th, 2009
Posts: 955

Here’s a heads up to the gringo drone flyers out there:

Tighter rules on drones coming but non-Mexicans need not applyOnly Mexican citizens will be eligible to obtain drone license or registration

Wednesday, September 26, 2018 
Flying a drone without a license will become punishable with a potentially stiff fine in two months, but foreigners needn’t apply.
Updated regulations on the remotely piloted aircraft systems, which take effect on December 1, follow those established by the United Nations International Civil Aviation Organization.
The main one is that pilots of drones weighing 25 kilograms or more must obtain a license and not having one could result in a fine of up to 403,000 pesos (US $24,000). One of the requirements for getting a license is Mexican citizenship.

The smaller classes of drones don’t require a license but do require registration which, according to the newspaper El Financiero, also requires Mexican citizenship.
The project director of the drone pilot training academy Amacuzac told the newspaper Vanguardia that licensing is necessary for safety reasons.
Luis Salazar Brehm said drone pilots might not be aware of the risks they present to manned aircraft.
“Knowing how to fly a drone is important because we are going to occupy the same air space as manned aircraft . . . and can get a plane in trouble.”
Drone pilots must know where they can and cannot fly, he said.
The updated regulations come at a time when the drone industry is expanding beyond recreational or promotional activities into agriculture and courier service and other applications, Salazar explained.
The new regulations have been established by the Civil Aviation Agency (DGAC), part of the federal Secretariat of Communications and Transportation (SCT).
Source: El Financiero (sp), Vanguardia (sp)

Back To Top PM Quote Reply  

 Posted: Fri Sep 28th, 2018 04:48 am
  PM Quote Reply
2nd Post

Joined: Wed Oct 26th, 2005
Posts: 1664
Read that a couple days ago.

25kgs. Sure.

Seems very misleading on the rest of it. We'll see.

Back To Top PM Quote Reply

 Posted: Thu Oct 4th, 2018 04:00 pm
  PM Quote Reply
3rd Post

Joined: Thu Mar 20th, 2008
Posts: 254

If this article is taken literally, it means simply that foreigners cannot, under any circumstances, fly even recreational drones in Mexico. We can only hope that is just a matter of definition and perhaps open to some interpretation.

As to the "25kg" number, I suspect they just dropped the decimal point, as 2.5kg is what the USA uses and this regulation is patterned somewhat around our NoB rules. But the MX$403,000 number is absurd, tho it does state "up to" that amount. It may be that only highly illegal activity (drugs, guns, no-fly-zones, etc) using a drone would suffer that horrendous fate.

But not being able to even register a relatively small drone (mine is 1.7kg fully loaded with battery and camera) simply because I am a foreigner seems way over restrictive. Perhaps some less narrow interpretations of the rules will emerge before December. I can understand the need to register my drone, just like in the USA, but not being allowed to unless a Mexico citizen is, as I said, over restrictive.


Back To Top PM Quote Reply  

Current time is 03:37 am  
San Carlos, Sonora, Mexico Forums > Topical Forums > San Carlos Forum > New drone rules in Mexico Top

UltraBB 1.172 Copyright © 2007-2014 Data 1 Systems