Does the new EU Regulation on drones also apply to model aircraft?
Yes, the EU Regulation on drones applies also to model aircraft. However, model aircraft are not the main ‘target’ of the new rules. EASA is aware that aeromodelling is a hobby that has been practised for almost a century by many pilots throughout Europe, with an excellent safety record. EASA is also aware that it’s a hobby that has always been important for the development of aviation technology and attracts young people to aviation-related professions.