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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Where do I apply for an RO1?

Where do I apply for an RO1? You do not need to apply for a permit for the category RO1. For this category you have to declare that you will operate in compliance with regulations. When you are

Is there an English version of the drone regulations?

Is there an English version of the drone regulations? Yes, see the link below. Note that this is a courtesy, unofficial translation.

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

Is the height limit for where I am standing, steering the drone, or is it the drone itself?

Is the height limit for where I am standing, steering the drone, or is it the drone itself? The height limit is for the drone, measured from the ground or water.

Do I have to start a business to become an RPAS operator 1 (RO1)?

Do I have to start a business to become an RPAS operator 1 (RO1)? No, owning a business is not a requirement. As a private citizen declaration of RO1 is enough.

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.

Is there an English version of the drone regulations?

Is there an English version of the drone regulations? Yes, see the link below. Note that this is a courtesy, unofficial translation.

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

I want to fly a drone or a model airplane within 5 kilometers of an airport, whom do I contact?

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

Will I receive a certificate of authorization for RO1?

Will I receive a certificate of authorization for RO1? No certificate of authorization is issued for RO1 since operators only declare their operations. Lists with an overview of operators are

Is the height limit for where I am standing, steering the drone, or is it the drone itself?

Is the height limit for where I am standing, steering the drone, or is it the drone itself? The height limit is for the drone, measured from the ground or water.

Can an RO3 operator use equipment that falls under RO1 or RO2?

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

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