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Drones (UAS)

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Provisions applicable to both ‘open’ and ’specific’ category

Regulations on UAS (drone) explained

What is covered by the regulations?

What are the applicability dates under EU regulation 2019/947 and 2019/945?

Who is a drone operator

Types of drone the Regulation refers to

When is a drone considered to be a toy?

What is the difference between autonomous and automatic drone?

Who is an ‘uninvolved person’?

What is an ‘assembly of people’?

Registration requirements

Do I need to register my drone?

What happens once I register?

Will my registration as drone operator be recognised throughout Europe?

I fly model aircraft

How can I fly my model?

Once in the air

Can I fly my drone anywhere I want to?

Can I fly over people?

How high can I fly my drone?

Other requirements

Is there a minimum age to fly a drone?

Do I need insurance?

Are there any Brexit related regulations?

Open category

Understanding the ‘open’ category

How do I determine I fall under the ‘open’ category?

I fall under the ‘open’ category, how do I determine which subcategory I can fly under?

Requirements under the ‘open’ category

What are the requirements under the subcategories of the ‘open’ category?

Training requirements in the 'open' category

Who issues the remote pilot competency certificate for the 'open' category and how long is it valid for?

Will the competency certificate for the 'open' category be recognised throughout Europe?

Which training I need to fly my drone in the open category?

Operational authorisation requirements ‘open’ category

Do I need to obtain an authorisation before flying my drone? ('open' category)

Responsibilities for drone operators and remote pilots in the ‘open’ category

What are my responsibilities as a drone operator in the 'open' category?

What are my responsibilities as a remote pilot in the 'open' category?

Drones without class identification label ’open’ category

I fall under the 'open' category will I be able to fly my old drone after 31 December 2020 ?

Under the 'open' category do I still need training, given that I was flying drones before the rules became applicable?

I am into drone racing and/or flying drones with goggles (FPV) ‘open’ category

As a drone racer, which category and subcategory of operation do I fall under?

Is flying with goggles (first person view) authorised in the 'open' category?

Are spectators allowed in the 'open' category?

I build my own drones (privately built) ‘open’ category

Does my drone fall under the 'open' category?

I plan to provide services (commercial and other) with drones ‘open’ category

How do I determine which category I can operate under, ‘open’ or ’specific’?

What is meant by the requirement for Operational procedures?

I am a non-EU visitor / drone operator ‘open’ category

I am a Non-EU resident visiting Europe and I plan to fly my drone in the 'open' category, do I need to register?

As a non-EU resident, are my competencies for the 'open' category recognised in the EU?

Specific category

Understanding the ‘specific’ category

How do I determine I fall under the ‘specific’ category?

Training requirements in the ‘specific’ category

Are all remote pilots in the 'specific' category required to train to fly a drone?

Who issues the remote pilot competency certificate for the 'specific' category and how long is it valid for?

Will the competency certificate for the 'specific' category be recognised throughout Europe?

Operational authorisation requirements for the ‘specific’ category

Do I need to obtain an authorisation before flying my drone in the 'specific' category?

I fall under the ‘specific’ category, so how do I obtain an authorisation?

Do I need to obtain an authorisation before flying my drone? ('specific' category)

Responsibilities as a drone operator or remote pilot in the ‘specific’ category

What are my responsibilities as a drone operator in the 'specific' category?

What are my responsibilities as a remote pilot in the 'specific' category?

Drones without class identification label in the ‘specific’ category

I fall under the 'specific' category will I be able to fly my old drone after 31 December 2020 ?

Under the 'specific' category do I still need training, given that I was flying drones before the rules became applicable?

I am into drone racing and/or flying drones with goggles (FPV) ‘specific’ category

Which authorisation do I need?

Is flying with goggles (first person view) authorised in the 'specific' category?

Are spectators allowed in the 'specific' category?

I build my own drones (privately built) ‘specific’ category

Can my drone operate in the ‘specific’ category?

I plan to provide services (commercial and other) with drone(s) ‘specific’ category

Will I need to validate my operational authorisation with every other EASA Members state?

What will happen to authorisation granted by NAAs before the 31st of December 2020?

I am a non-EU visitor / drone operator ‘specific’ category

I am a Non-EU resident visiting Europe and I plan to fly my drone under the 'specific' category, do I need to register?

As a non-EU resident, are my competencies under the 'specific' category recognised in the EU?

I would like to know about the light UAS operator certificate (LUC)

What is a LUC?

Who can apply for a LUC?

Do I need to obtain an authorisation before flying my drone? (LUC)

How long is a LUC valid?