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

Regulations on UAS (drone) explained

What is covered by the regulations?

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

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Who is a drone operator

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Types of drone the Regulation refers to

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When is a drone considered to be a toy?

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What is the difference between autonomous and automatic drone?

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Who is an ‘uninvolved person’?

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What is an ‘assembly of people’?

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Registration requirements

Do I need to register my drone?

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What happens once I register?

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Will my registration as drone operator be recognised throughout Europe?

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I fly model aircraft

How can I fly my model?

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Once in the air

Can I fly my drone anywhere I want to?

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Can I fly over people?

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How high can I fly my drone?

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Other requirements

Is there a minimum age to fly a drone?

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Do I need insurance?

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Open category

Understanding the ‘open’ category

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

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

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Requirements under the ‘open’ category

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

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Training requirements in the 'open' category

Are all remote pilots required to train to fly a drone?

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

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

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Operational authorisation requirements ‘open’ category

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

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

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

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

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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 ?

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

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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?

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

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Are spectators allowed in the 'open' category?

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

Does my drone fall under the 'open' category?

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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’?

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What is meant by the requirement for Operational procedures?

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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?

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

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Specific category

Understanding the ‘specific’ category

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

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Training requirements in the ‘specific’ category

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

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

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

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Operational authorisation requirements for the ‘specific’ category

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

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

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

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

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

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

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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 ?

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

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

Which authorisation do I need?

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

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Are spectators allowed in the 'specific' category?

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

Can my drone operate in the ‘specific’ category?

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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?

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

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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?

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

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

What is a LUC?

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Who can apply for a LUC?

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

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How long is a LUC valid?

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