Drone regulations in Estonia

Unfortunately, the information about Estonia, which we could find so far, is not very extensive. If you find out some further details, please leave us a comment at the end of the article.

Maximum flight altitude: In Estonia, a multicopter can fly up to a height of 150 meters.

Compulsory insurance: As far as I know, there is no obligation to make drone insurance. Nevertheless, I strongly urge you to complete a valid policy.

Distance to airports: Drone flights are not permitted in the entire range of controlled airspace.

Flight bans: In the controlled airspace (Tallinn, Tartu, and Aemari) flights are only possible with permission and release from the tower.

Flight approval: Permissions can be issued for one year if you want to fly over 150 meters or in controlled airspace. The license is 45 euros and valid for up to one year. Despite the permission, the respective flights in this airspace must be coordinated with the air traffic control. The processing time is 3 or 7 working days.

Regulations for commercial pilots: As far as I know, there is no subdivision of copter flights according to purpose in Estonia. Thus, the rules apply equally to commercial pilots.

Helpful links: ECAA

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!

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