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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Can I fly a model airplane during the night?

Can I fly a model airplane during the night? You can fly during the night if you are flying under the auspices of a model airplane club.

Do I need insurance to fly model airplanes?

Do I need insurance to fly model airplanes? No, there are no statutory requirements for flying model airplanes, but you are still responsible for loss or damage as a result of flying a model

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.

What is the age limit to fly drones?

What is the age limit to fly drones? No age limit has been established for flying drones in the categories RO1, RO2, or RO3 for pilots or aircraft managers. However, the age limit for operation

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.

How long is the theoretical valid?

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?

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.

What is a RO1 declaration?

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

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.

How much does the exam cost?

The fee for taking the exam is 1010 NOK as of June 2018. (Subject to change.)

Are lanterns and strobe lights required on model airplanes during night flying?

Are lanterns and strobe lights required on model airplanes during night flying? There are no specific requirements for lighting of model airplanes. If you are going to fly at night, we suggest

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