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.
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)? 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
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
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
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
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
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? Yes, as long as it is under the auspices of a model airplane club.
Is there an age limit for flying model airplanes? No, there are no age limits for flying model airplanes.
The fee for taking the exam is 1010 NOK as of June 2018. (Subject to change.)
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