FAQ - Drones/RPAS
Frequently asked questions about drones/remotely piloted aircraft systems (RPAS).
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 approved operator (RO) to take the exam. (RO =
The fee for taking the exam is 1010 NOK as of June 2018. (Subject to change.)
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
No, you won’t receive a separate certificate, but you will receive verification that you have passed or not. The documentation for passed theoretical exam must be included in the handbook if you
If you are going to fly as an aircraft manager or pilot, in categories RO2 or RO3, you have to pass an exam.
Yes, an operator with a permit for a «higher» category can operate in lower categories as long as this is described in the operations manual.
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.
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
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.
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 there an English version of the drone regulations? Yes, see the link below. Note that this is a courtesy, unofficial translation.
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