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.
Yes, an operator with a permit for a «higher» category can operate in lower categories as long as this is described in the operations manual.
If you are going to fly as an aircraft manager or pilot, in categories RO2 or RO3, you have to pass an exam.
Is it permitted to fly above 120 meters with a model airplane? Yes, as long as it is under the auspices of a model airplane club.
Who can start a model airplane club and does it have to be a part of NIF? Anyone can start a model airplane club and it does not have to a part of NIF.
Is there an age limit for flying model airplanes? No, there are no age limits for flying model airplanes.
Are there any limits as to how much a model airplane can weigh? Not as of today. There are no weight limits for model airplanes. We are working on separate regulations for model airplanes and
I am going to be operating in the RO1 category. Do I have to report to The Civil Aviation Authority before each assignment?
I am going to be operating in the RO1 category. Do I have to report to The Civil Aviation Authority before each assignment? No, you do not have to report every assignment as long as you operate
The verification for passed exam has no expiration date. It is however important that approved RO2 and RO3 operators ensure that pilots connected to the organisation receive necessary training to
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
I want to fly a drone or a model airplane within 5 kilometers of an airport, whom do I contact? You have to contact Air Traffic Management at the airport in question. You can also call the
What is a RO1 declaration? If you chose to declare your operations as an RO1 operator, you confirm that you know the regulations to operate as a category 1 RPAS operator. We will also send you
Can an RO3 operator use equipment that falls under RO1 or RO2? Yes, an operator with a permit for a «higher» category can operate in lower categories as long as this is described in the