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Drones (UAS)

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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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What is the difference between autonomous and automatic drone?

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How do I determine which category I fall under: Open, Specific or Certified?

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I fall under the Open category, how do I determine which Sub- category I can fly under?

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What are requirements under the Open Category sub categories?

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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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Training requirements

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

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

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Will the competency certificate be recognised throughout Europe?

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Operational Authorisation Requirements

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

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I fall under the “Specific” category, how do I obtain an authorisation?

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Requirements 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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General requirements

Is there a minimum age to fly a drone?

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What are my responsibilities as drone operator?

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What are my responsibilities as remote pilot?

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Do I need insurance?

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Drones without CE class markings

Will I be able to fly my old drone after the 31st of December 2020?

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Do I still need training given that I have been flying drones before the rules became applicable?

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Racing and/or flying drones with goggles (FPV)

As a drone racer which category and sub-category of operation do I fall under?

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Is flying with goggles (first person view) authorised?

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Are spectators allowed?

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Building your own drones (privately built)

Does my drone fall under the “Open” category?

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Providing services (commercial and other) with drone(s)

How do I determine which category I can operate under, Open or Specific?

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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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What is meant by the requirement for Operational procedures?

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I am a drone operator coming from a non EU Country and I am planning to operate in Europe, what procedure should I follow to establish my operation in Europe?

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Non-EU visitor / Drone Operator

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

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As a Non- EU resident are my competencies recognised in the EU?

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Model aircraft

How can I fly my model?

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Light drone operator certificate (LUC)

What is a LUC?

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Who can apply for a LUC?

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How long is a LUC valid?

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