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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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

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 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

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

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.

Who can start a model airplane club and does it have to be a part of NIF?

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 it permitted to fly above 120 meters with a model airplane?

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.

Is there an age limit for flying model airplanes?

Is there an age limit for flying model airplanes? No, there are no age limits for flying model airplanes.

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