Frequently asked questions about drones

Here you will find answers to frequently asked questions about drones/remotely piloted aircraft systems (RPAS). The phrases «drone», «RPAS» (Remotely Piloted Aircraft Systems) and «unmanned aircraft» are often used as synonyms to eachother.

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Will I receive a certificate after I pass the theoretical exam?

For the new exam under the European regulations: Yes, for A1/A3 you will receive a proof of competency which you can download on "My page" at flydrone.no. There will also be a certificate for A2

I want to transport goods with UAS / RPAS. Is this possible?

I want to transport goods with UAS / RPAS. Is this possible? Yes, this is possible. You have to prepare a plan and describe this in the operations manual. Transportation of goods requires special

Do I have to register?

Yes, everyone flying a drone with a camera or MTOM more than 250 g must register at flydrone.no. If you live in (or have your principal place of business in) a EU-country, you must register

Do I have to take an exam to fly a drone?

To fly in open category, you are required to take the online course and exam at flydrone.no. You do not need to take the exam if your drone weighs less than 250 grams.  The old exam for RO2/RO3

What are the requirements for taking the exam?

The A1/A3-exam is accessible online at flydrone.no. You need to go through the online course first, also at flydrone.no.  For the A2-exam, you need to visit a traffic station. You have to show

What is the age limit to fly drones?

What is the age limit to fly drones? The age limit for operating drones in Norway is 16 years. The pilot can be younger if flying under the direct supervision of a pilot 16 years old or older.

I am sending the operations manual to The Civil Aviation Authority, but the size of the electronic files exceeds the maximum size for email. Are there any other ways to send a copy of the documents?

I am sending the operations manual to The Civil Aviation Authority, but the size of the electronic files exceeds the maximum size for email. Are there any other ways to send a copy of the

Where do I find a list of airports?

Where do I find a list of airports? See the link below. These are aerodromes (airports/airfields) that you as a drone operator cannot fly closer to than 5 kilometers, except when a special

Where do I find a list of airports?

See the link below. These are aerodromes (airports/airfields) that you as a drone operator cannot fly closer to than 5 kilometers, except when a special permission is granted.

How long is the theoretical valid?

The proof of competency for A1/A3 and the certificate of competency for A2 are valid for five years.

Which rules apply for drones that weigh less than 250 grams?

Which rules apply for drones that weigh less than 250 grams? What rules apply for you and your drone below 250 grams of take-off weight depends mostly upon whether the drone has a camera and

How much does the exam cost?

There is no fee for taking the A1/A3-exam online at flydrone.no. The fee for taking the A2-exam is NOK 1 400 in 2021.

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