149 Kyrgyzstan

Red field with a yellow sun in the center having 40 rays representing the 40 Kyrgyz tribes. On the obverse side the rays run counterclockwise, on the reverse, clockwise. In the center of the sun is a red ring crossed by two sets of three lines, a stylized representation of a “tunduk” – the crown of a traditional Kyrgyz yurt. Red symbolizes bravery and valor, the sun evinces peace and wealth.

Flag courtesy of the CIA World Factbook

Map courtesy of the CIA World Factbook

Google Earth

A typical Kyrgyz yurt, a portable, bent-wood framed shelter covered by layers of fabric, typically felt.

Photos courtesy of the CIA World Factbook

Kyrgyzstan is a member of ICAO.
Last updated on April 19, 2024


According to Britannica, Kyrgyzstan is a unitary multiparty republic with one legislative house. Its 1993 constitution, which replaced the Soviet-era constitution that had been in effect since 1978, recognized numerous rights and freedoms for citizens. It established legislative, executive, and judicial branches of government and gave the president the ability to implement important policies or constitutional amendments through a national referendum. In 2010, following ethnic clashes and the ouster of Pres. Kurmanbek Bakiyev, a national referendum authorizing a new constitution was passed. It transferred many powers previously held by the president to an expanded parliament and established limits to prevent a single party from dominating the political system. A constitution promulgated in 2021 returned the government to a presidential system and reversed the expanded parliament.

Under the 2021 constitution, the president, who serves as the head of state and government, is directly elected to a maximum of two five-year terms. The president is assisted by a Cabinet of Ministers whose chair must be approved by the legislature. The unicameral parliament has 90 seats. Legislators are elected by party, and only parties that exceed set vote totals in parliamentary elections can seat members in parliament. A separate body of delegates, the People’s Kurultai, presents recommendations to the president and the legislature. The process for selecting delegates is determined by statute. The judicial branch includes local courts and two high courts, the Supreme Court and, for commercial cases, the Supreme Economic Court.

Civil / National Aviation Authority (CAA/NAA)

The State Civil Aviation Agency (CAA) under the Cabinet of Ministers of the Kyrgyz Republic is an authorized state executive body that forms and implements state policy, ensures coordination, control and strategic development in the field of civil aviation, and also manages the air transport sector.


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ICAO countries publish an Aeronautical Information Publication (AIP). This document is divided into three parts: General (GEN), En Route (ENR) and Aerodromes (AD). ENR 1.4 details the types of airspace classes they chose to adopt from classes A through G. Kyrgyzstan AIP

airspace classification

airspace classification

airspace classification

Drone Regulations

Drone Laws – Instructions for organizing and performing flights of unmanned aerial vehicles of the Civil Aviation of the Kyrgyz Republic

AIR CODE OF THE KYRGYZ REPUBLIC – some UAS law within this document

10) the drone aircraft – the flight vehicle without pilot and unmanned onboard with external management of flight, with take-off mass no more than 10 kilograms and with a flight height no more than 100 meters over terrestrial or surface of the water;

Advanced Air Mobility (AAM)


Short Essay Questions

Question 1

You have been hired by a Drone Startup Company. Your boss has immediately assigned this job to you.

They need you to prepare a one-page memo detailing the legalities of using a drone to film the yurts, pictured above.

They need you to mention any national laws and local ordinances.

They specifically want to know what airspace you will be operating in and whether or not you need an airspace authorization.

Does it matter whether or not you are a citizen of the country?

Lastly, there is a bonus for you if, as you scroll through this chapter, you find any typos or broken links!

Question 2

Do you need a certificate to fly UAS?

If so, how do you obtain one?

Are there fees associated with this?

If so, how much?

Question 3

May you operate beyond visual line of sight?

If so, what procedures must you follow?

Question 4

Does the country have UAM/AAM laws? If so, describe, citing the exact law.

Question 5

Are you aware of any new laws or policies not mentioned above? If so, describe, citing the exact law or policy.






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