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Application form for flying drone over Central Oslo

Here you can find the application form, procedure and regulation regarding the permanent restricted area over Central Oslo. The processing time for applications is two weeks.

Areas with airborne sensor ban:

Instructions on how to apply


You have to apply before flying an unmanned aircraft (drone) in the permanent restricted area over the center of Oslo (R-102).

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Criterias for exemptions

Police assessment
We are always asking the police for their input when processing these applications. Due to security reasons, the police will usually deny flying on the following days:

December 31 – January 1st (New years eve/New years day)
May 17 (National day)
First working day in October (Opening of Parliament)
December 10 (Nobel Peace Prize)

Operations must be conducted with acceptable risk. When assessing your application, we consider:
- the mass of the drone
- whether minimum distances from uninvolved persons can be maintained
- the scope of the operations
- the competency of the operator

To get an exemption from the flight restrictions there has to be a purpose that is beneficial for the community. Commercial activities are in this case considered beneficial. The beneficiality may be wheighed against any nuisance or noise that could affect third parties.

Time limit
Exemptions are normally given with a maximum validity of 31 days. Longer exemptions can be given up to 6 months. The following is emphazised:

- if the operator have had previous exempions in R102 and flow in accordance with the terms
- if there are no reasons to doubt the competency of the operator
- if the operator has a real need to operate
- risk for third parties
- input from the police

Exemptions up to one year can be given to operators in specific category, state aircraft or certified category.


Applying for an exemption from the flight ban is regulated according to § 31 in the Norwegian Fee Regulations related to aviation (Gebyrforskriften).

Map and satellite photo of the restricted area

Map showing the restricted area.
Map showing the restricted area over the centre of Oslo (R-102). Click to enlarge. Photo: Google
Satellite photo showing the restricted area.
Satellite photo showing the restricted area over the centre of Oslo (R-102). Click to enlarge. Photo: Google

About the regulation R-102 – the restricted area over Central Oslo

Unofficial English translation regarding regulation on the establishment of a permanent restricted area over the centre of Oslo.

Established by the Civil Aviation Authority Norway on October 16, 2007, according to the Act of 11 June 11, 1993, No. 101 about aviation (Aviation Act) § 9-1, § 15-3 and § 15-4, cf. regulation of December 10, 1999, No. 1272 about who is the aviation authority pursuant to the Aviation Act and delegation decision of December 10, 1999, No. 1273.

§ 1. Objective

The purpose of this regulation is to establish a permanent restricted area in uncontrolled airspace over the centre of Oslo in order to reduce the risk of aviation incidences with the potential consequences these may have in relation to central government functions.

§ 2. Disciplinary scope

This regulation applies to the following area: EN R102.

Lateral extension: 1 nautical mile radius around position 595500N0104400E.

Vertical extension: SFC-3000 FT AMSL.

§ 3. Air space restrictions and consequences

All flights within the restricted area are banned unless a special exemption is granted.

Flights with beneficial purposes for the community may be granted an exemption from the flight ban based on conditions set by the Civil Aviation Authority.

The ban does not apply to flights in connection with the police, ambulance, defence, search and rescue assignments, provided that the flight is arranged according to published recommendations for VFR traffic in the Oslo area.

§ 4. Effective date

This regulation came into force on November 1, 2007.