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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Are there any limits as to how much a model airplane can weigh?

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

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.

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

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.

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

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

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