FAQ - Drones/RPAS

Frequently asked questions about drones/remotely piloted aircraft systems (RPAS).

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Do I have to take an exam to be able to fly a drone?

Do I have to take an exam to be able to fly a drone? If you are going to fly as an aircraft manager or pilot, in categories RO2 or RO3, you have to pass an exam.

What are the requirements for taking the exam?

What are the requirements for taking the exam? You have to show valid ID, pay the fee, and provide your personal ID number or D number to take the exam. You do not have to be associated with an

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

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 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

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

Will I receive a certificate after I pass the theoretical exam?

Will I receive a certificate after I pass the theoretical exam? No, you won’t receive a separate certificate, but you will receive verification that you have passed or not. The documentation for

How long is the theoretical valid?

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

How much does the exam cost?

How much does the exam cost? The fee for taking the exam is 1010 NOK as of June 2018. (Subject to change.)

I want to transport goods with RPAS. Is this possible?

I want to transport goods with RPAS. Is this possible? Yes, this is possible. You have to prepare a plan and describe this in the operations manual. Transportation of goods requires special

Where do I apply for an RO1?

Where do I apply for an RO1? You do not need to apply for a permit for the category RO1. For this category you have to declare that you will operate in compliance with regulations. When you are

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