SLASPA advises on use of aerial devices

Press Release:Monday, February 20, 2017 – The Airports Division of the Saint Lucia Air and Sea Ports Authority (SLASPA) is reminding the general public and organizations, that formal application should be made to the  Civil Aviation Department in the Ministry of Economic Development, Urban Renewal, Housing, Transport and Civil Aviation for approval to operate aerial devices such as drones, kites, fireworks, sky lanterns, helium balloons and other similar products as these can pose serious risk to aircraft in flight, aircraft during landing and aircraft taking off.

Please take note that this is not limited to the airport area as the wind can carry these devices, when flown in other areas, into the path of airplanes and helicopters.



  1. Anonymous
    February 21, 2017 at 6:20 pm

    In recent months persons have been releasing black helium ballons during burials at the Choc Cemetery and the wind takes the ballons over and across the airport!
    A sign should be placed at the entrance to the Choc Cemetery saying NO BALLONS, NO SKY LANTERNS, NO DRONES, NO KITES and the CCC should assist SLASPA in the enforcement of this.

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