Tag: drones

Drone found near airport runway

Drone found near airport runway

| 14/01/2020 | 36 Comments

(CNS): The Civil Aviation Authority of the Cayman Islands has said a disabled drone was discovered last week within the perimeter of Owen Roberts International Airport very near to the runway. Officials said the operation of a drone so close to arriving and departing aircraft is both illegal and extremely irresponsible. But this is not […]

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Drone ban enforced to protect royals

Drone ban enforced to protect royals

| 26/03/2019 | 15 Comments

(CNS)) As Cayman gears up for the arrival of the Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall, agencies across government are on high alert to ensure the security of the royal couple during their 24-hour visit. The Civil Aviation Authority of the Cayman Islands (CAACI) is implementing airspace restrictions, which will largely impact drones. […]

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Thermal cameras on drones seek out iguanas

Thermal cameras on drones seek out iguanas

| 06/02/2019 | 27 Comments

(CNS): The invasive green iguana may be a cold-blooded reptile but the Department of Environment has been ferreting them out using thermal cameras mounted on drones. The DoE Terrestrial Resources Unit, which is partnering with researchers at Harrisburg University and Elizabeth Town College for this initiative, revealed in the latest edition of its magazine, Flicker, how the […]

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Cops invest in new drone technology

Cops invest in new drone technology

| 08/08/2018 | 38 Comments

(CNS): The Royal Cayman Islands Police Service tested new equipment last week during a simulation of a multi-agency rescue operation at the West Bay Public Beach. The RCIPS has been using small unmanned surveillance aircraft (SUSA) for almost a year but they have now purchased a larger capability model. Police said the new commercial standard […]

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Personal drones are privacy pests

Personal drones are privacy pests

| 14/02/2017 | 0 Comments

I was sitting on my patio yesterday, drinking my coffee and enjoying the breeze when I heard a whirring noise. When I looked up there was a drone watching me. It flew over the house and then came back again and landed at a house in Canal Point. I heard that there is a rule […]

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Prison drones can now track drug smugglers

Prison drones can now track drug smugglers

| 19/04/2016 | 14 Comments

(CNS): Following staff training last week, the Cayman Islands Prison Service has now begun to use drones as part of the its security surveillance and this has already helped the authorities recover a large quantity of drugs thrown into the compound at HMP Northward. According to officials, on Wednesday, April 13, during a routine drone […]

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Drones banned from prison and airports

Drones banned from prison and airports

| 03/02/2016 | 23 Comments

(CNS): Privately owned small unmanned aircraft (SUAs), or drones as they are more commonly known, have been banned from within three nautical miles of the airports on all three Cayman Islands and from within one nautical mile of Northward prison by the Civil Aviation Authority of the Cayman Islands. The CAACI issued a formal direction Monday […]

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