Model aircraft club pilots

Are you a member of a model aircraft club? See this page for guidance on flying your drone in the context of club activities.

Professionals using drones

See this page for the instructions and rules governing the professional use of drones, including photography and videography.

Event organisers

Are you organising an event that requires restrictions on flying drones? Find out how to apply for flight restrictions on this page.

All drone pilots are different, which is precisely why we need common rules

The regulation to harmonise drone operation throughout the EU entered into force on 31 December 2020. According to the regulation, those using drones with a mass exceeding 250 g or drones equipped with a camera must register as a drone operator, familiarise themselves with drone operation and in most cases pass an examination. Operating in the ‘open’ category does not, however, require a separate operational authorisation.

How to apply for an operational authorisation for the specific category

When planning a drone operation, you should always consider whether the operation could be adapted so that you could operate in accordance with the rules set for the ‘open’ category. If this is not possible, the operation is subject to authorisation regardless of whether the operation falls under hobby, private or commercial activities.
If you are registered in the drone operator register, the register will send you a reminder that your registration is about to expire two weeks before the end of your registration period. You can e...
The Finnish Transport and Communications Agency Traficom has decided to continue to allow the flying of drones in sub-category A2 in Finland until 31 January 2022 without the completion of the supe...
The national transitional period for drone operations will end at the end of this year. From the beginning of next year, all companies performing aerial work with unmanned aircraft must fully compl...
Traficom has finalised the examination system for supervised additional theoretical knowledge examinations in subcategory A2 in the ‘open’ category. Contracts have been signed with the first servic...