Register as a UAS operator#
UAV Flying license in Europe#
To fly UAV in Europe, you must be a registered pilot. Registering as a drone pilot is a relatively straightforward process, but you need to fulfill the following requirements:
You must be at least 16 years old to register as a drone operator.
In Norway, you have to pay a yearly fee of 220 nok.
Register with ID-porten if you have a Norwegian national identity number or a D-number even if you are a foreign citizen.
To register as a UAS operator in Norway, visit https://flydrone.no/register.
You can register as a:
Private person as a drone pilot, with drone
Pilot for an organisation
Organisation or company as a drone operator
Unless you want to register an organisation with you as a contact person, we recommend that you register as a Private person as a drone pilot, with drone.
Once you access to Register with ID-porten you will have to introduce your personal electronic ID. If you don’t have a Norwegian electronic ID you can still register as a Foreign user, in which case you will have to create a personal account.
Once you have registered and paid the annual fee, you are allowed to fly drones under 250 grams.
UAS Operator responsibilities#
If you’re a UAS operator flying in the open category, you have several responsibilities. These include:
Preparing mitigation measures or operational procedures based on the type of operation and the potential damage the UAS could cause.
You also need to appoint a pilot for each operation and ensure that they have adequate training.
If your UAS has a geo-awareness system, make sure to update it based on the place of operation.
For operations with UAS that have a class identification tag, you need to have a declaration of conformity and ensure the UAS has been marked with a UAS manufacturer class identification tag.
If you’re operating in A2 and A3 and there are people participating, you need to inform them of the risks and obtain their explicit agreement to participate.
UAV Pilot reposibilities#
When operating a UAV in the open category, the pilot must fulfill certain responsibilities. These include:
Having the necessary training and carrying proof of it during the flight, as well as being fully responsible for the aviation safety of the flight.
The pilot must not fly under the influence of psychoactive substances or alcohol, or if they are not in adequate conditions to fly.
The pilot cannot fly near or in areas where emergency operations are being carried out, unless expressly authorized by the responsible emergency service.
The pilot must also adhere to the MTOM and mass limit of the UAS class, and cannot modify the UAS against the manufacturer’s guidelines. - The pilot must respect the operational limits defined in the geographical area of the UAS of the planned place of operation at all times.