🖐 In this blog post we’ll share all law links & known rules about recreational & commercial drone use in Chad (N'Djamena). Give a 👍 at the end of this post if you enjoyed it & feel free to ask any questions or share your experience in the Chad Drone Forum. Keep in mind that the content below is updated to the best of our ability & does not replace official sources & your own research.
Recreational vs commercial drone use in Chad
Chad does not differentiate commercial and recreational drone uses. Both are subject to restrictions and code of conduct. Additionally, depending on the weight of your drone, different rules will apply.
✅ In Chad, drone laws falls under the Chad Civil Aviation Authority, & they can be contacted anytime via:
Phone: (+235) 22 52 54 14
Mail: BOULEVARD MAHAMAT KHAMISS DJONGOS, B.P : 96, N’DJAMENA, REPUBLIQUE DU TCHAD
Can I bring my drone to Chad?
🚨 Currently, you will need an authorisation to bring your drone in Chad (N'Djamena).
🚨 Be aware of the airline you purchase to travel as some main ones will only accept your drone on-board if its batteries are detached & placed in a firecase during travel time. Most airlines will have a battery voltage limit based on the recommendation of the Transportation Security Administration (TSA). You can find more info about a specific airline here.
💡 Smart! Get your drone batteries' firecase today and make sure you're complying with aviation safety rules.
Where can I fly my drone in Chad?
🚨 We didn't find an official fly zone map for drones in Chad "If you have more information about this, please share it in the Chad Drone Forum". Thankfully in the meantime, app.airmap.io has listed all flight zones in a convenient way organised in a colour legend.
Chad Drone Fly Map
🦅 National parks might be protected flight areas in Chad and you might need to seek specific permission prior taking off in these places.
💡 Smart! Pack some spare drone batteries, you never know how close is the next power plug overseas. Also make sure you have a travel adaptor for Chad.
Recreational & Commercial Drone use in Chad
Recreational drone use is not permitted in Chad unless you apply for a permit. For commercial flights with a business purpose, you will need to obtain a permission ahead of your arrival in the country.
How to obtain a permit to fly my drone over Chad?
To obtain it, you must complete this form which will ask you basic questions about yourself and your flight details.
You will need to include information such as:
the proof of your job need and the contact details of your client based in Chad.
a description of your flight's details including its coordinates and business purpose.
the details of your drone and its specs as well as any accessories needed.
a detailed plan in case you loose control of your drone.
the contact details of the pilots and anyone involved in the operation.
a copy of your insurance
🕔 Any request must be sent to the Chad Civil Aviation Authority at least 7 days prior the flight.
🚨 Your permit will be denied if you intend to fly:
over people or at night time
near airports, governments or military installations.
What do I risk for flying a drone illegally in Chad?
🚨 The amount & scope of the fine will depend on the nature & severity of your infraction. The judges will also evaluate if you intentionally committed the infraction &/or if you had any commercial purpose during your flight.
Once you got everything in order, you can start flying above Chad's awesome landscapes and create videos like this one.
💡 You're a local, have a question or want to share a travel experience? Head to our Chad Drone Forum
Disclaimer: Although great care has been taken to ensure the accuracy of the information researched, we take no responsibility for any loss, harm or damage caused as a direct or indirect consequence of relying on this information. It is your responsibility to seek advice from qualified local & relevant authorities for needed information about local drone rules and regulations.
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