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Has anyone flown in Costa Rica?
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Michael M
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Has anyone taken their drone to Costa Rica? I will be flying there next week. Is it a drone friendly country?

I read somewhere that you need a lisence to fly recreationally. Can anyone clear this up because so far ive gotten 50/50 on yes you do or no you dont...


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2017-3-15
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RedHotPoker
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Hi Michael, have you already seen these?
http://forum.dji.com/thread-31551-1-1.html
http://www.thedroneinfo.com/costa-rican-drone-regulations/
http://www.costaricantimes.com/tag/costa-rica-drone-rules
http://www.expertislegal.com/ind ... g-the-use-of-drones

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2017-3-15
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Michael M
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Yup, but that's not recent
2017-3-16
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RedHotPoker
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Michael M Posted at 2017-3-16 07:45
Yup, but that's not recent

AlI I could find. You may call the Costa Rican embassy office, for better directions. ;-)
http://www.costaricaembassy.com



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2017-3-16
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Michael M
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Cool thanks. Has anyone else flown there?
2017-3-17
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DJI-Thor
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I doubt there's any. Drone regulation is none-existent  in most smaller developing countries.   And it would be difficult to find out if you don't speak Spanish.
2017-3-17
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fans9cd764f5
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I've flown there 3 years back. I had no problems flying there. Fantastic place to fly the drone. Make sure you have enough GPS satellites, there was a couple of places where it was shotty.  

How are you traveling on a plane with a Li-ion battery?
I thought that's now illegal.

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2017-4-4
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Focus4
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I live there part-time. Yes, you need a license to fly, even recreational flight. Certification costs $70. You can travel with Phantom batteries, although they need to be charged to no more than 50%. Some airlines may restrict the number of batteries you can fly with. If you are flying with the Inspire batteries (higher capacity), the US regs allow no more than 3 - one in the craft in checked baggage and two carried on - again at a 50% charge or less.
2017-4-11
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