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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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.

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

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

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.

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.

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.

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

How much does the exam cost?

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

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

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