Drone regulations in Estonia
Last update on 14.08.2021 | 7 Kommentare
In this post, you will learn which rules apply to the operation of drones in Estonia.
Since July 2021, Estonia has been implementing the EU Drone Regulation during a six-month transition period. This has largely harmonized the rules for remote pilots. You only have to register as an operator in one European country and your EU drone license is also recognized across countries.
If you want to register in Estonia, you can do it via this link.
Overview of the European rules that apply in Estonia
In Estonia, the regulations of the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) apply. The following is a summary of the key facts. For a complete overview, read our article on the new EU drone regulation.
National peculiarities in Estonia
Each country can define certain aspects of its drone regulations. For Estonia, the following requirements apply in addition to the European regulations.
Civil Aviation Administration: [email protected]
In the transition phase, the system for the A1/A3 driver’s license is already available at this link. The A2 certificates are not yet available.
If you want to fly above 120 meters or in controlled airspace, you can apply for a permit that is valid until Dec. 31, 2021. The application form is available on this page. The permit costs 45 euros. Despite the permit, the respective flights in this airspace must be coordinated with air traffic control. Use this form. The processing time is 3 or 7 working days.
We have researched the listed drone regulations for Estonia to the best of our knowledge. We can not guarantee the correctness of the information. If you want to be on the safe side, please contact the competent aviation authority. Alternatively, you can also ask the embassy in your country for further information about the regulations. Please leave us a comment when you receive news and/or gain experience with your copter in Estonia!