Frequently asked questions about drones
Here you will find answers to frequently asked questions about drones/remotely piloted aircraft systems (RPAS). The phrases «drone», «RPAS» (Remotely Piloted Aircraft Systems) and «unmanned aircraft» are often used as synonyms to eachother.
For the new exam under the European regulations: Yes, for A1/A3 you will receive a proof of competency which you can download on "My page" at flydrone.no. There will also be a certificate for A2
The A1/A3-exam is accessible online at flydrone.no. You need to go through the online course first, also at flydrone.no. For the A2-exam, you need to visit a traffic station. You have to show
I want to transport goods with UAS / RPAS. Is this possible? Yes, this is possible. You have to prepare a plan and describe this in the operations manual. Transportation of goods requires special
Yes, everyone flying a drone with a camera or MTOM more than 250 g must register at flydrone.no. If you live in (or have your principal place of business in) a EU-country, you must register
To fly in open category, you are required to take the online course and exam at flydrone.no. You do not need to take the exam if your drone weighs less than 250 grams. The old exam for RO2/RO3
To operate at night, the UAV must be fitted with a green flashing light. During flight, the pilot must ensure the light is flashing and visible from the ground.
How do I get free access to the online course at flydrone.no? Register as "Pilot for an organisation". You will then be able to access the online course without connecting to an organisation.
What is the age limit to fly drones? The age limit for operating drones in Norway is 16 years. The pilot can be younger if flying under the direct supervision of a pilot 16 years old or older.
Where do I find a list of airports? See the link below. These are aerodromes (airports/airfields) that you as a drone operator cannot fly closer to than 5 kilometers, except when a special
I am sending the operations manual to The Civil Aviation Authority, but the size of the electronic files exceeds the maximum size for email. Are there any other ways to send a copy of the documents?
I am sending the operations manual to The Civil Aviation Authority, but the size of the electronic files exceeds the maximum size for email. Are there any other ways to send a copy of the
I want to fly a drone or a model airplane within 5 kilometers of an airport, whom do I contact? You have to contact Air Traffic Management at the airport in question. You can also call the
Which rules apply for drones that weigh less than 250 grams? What rules apply for you and your drone below 250 grams of take-off weight depends mostly upon whether the drone has a camera and