🖐 In this blog post we’ll share all drone laws links & known rules around recreational & commercial drone use in the US Virgin Islands (Charlotte Amalie & Christianted). Give a 👍 at the end of this post if you enjoyed it & feel free to ask any questions or share your experience in the USA Drone Discussion Group. Keep in mind that the content below is updated to the best of our knowledge & does not replace official sources & your research.
Recreational vs Commercial drone use in US Virgin Islands
✅ The US Virgin Islands are a US territory and follows the same drone's regulations of the United States of America which you can find here.
Can I travel to the US Virgin Islands with my drone?
✅ Currently, there doesn't seem to be any restrictions on bringing drones within US Virgin Islands as long as your import is considered as legitimate (generally one drone per person).
🚨 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 US Virgin Islands?
✅ We did not find an official fly zone map for drones in the US Virgin Islands "If you have more information about this, please let us know in the USA Drone Discussion Group". Thankfully, app.airmap.io has listed all flight zones in a convenient way based on your flight intentions organised with a colour scheme.
US Virgin Islands drone fly map
🛬 Fly at least 8.1 km away from the islands' airports (Civil: Cyril E. King & Henry E. Rohlsen Airports / Military: Charlotte Amalie Harbor & Christiansted Harbor Seaplane Bases).
🦅 National parks & reserves require permission & you will need to check directly with the local park or reserve authorities. The Virgin Islands Coral Reef National Monument Park is a strict no fly zone as well as most of Saint John island.
🚨 Beware that the islands share a border with the British Virgin Islands and you should not fly near it.
💡 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 US Virgin Islands.
What do I risk for flying a drone illegally in US Virgin Islands?
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 and/or if you had any commercial purposes to do such.
Once you got everything in order, you can start flying above US Virgin Islands' awesome landscapes & create videos like this one:
✅ Please leave a comment or update the USA Drone Discussion Group when you receive news and/or gain experience with your drone in US Virgin Islands! Have fun & a safe flight! #virgin #islands #us #law #laws #legislation
💡 You're a local, have a question or want to share a travel experience? Head to our USA Drone Discussion Group
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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Virgin Islands drone fly map (Airmap)