Drone regulations in Georgia

In this article, you will learn what rules to follow if you want to fly in Georgia with a drone.

Maximum altitude: Drones may ascend to a height of 120 meters (400 feet) in Georgia.
Maximum horizontal distance and FPV: Drones in Georgia can only be operated within the direct line of sight. No further aids may be used.
Compulsory insurance: As far as I know, it is not mandatory in Georgia to have a drone insurance. Nevertheless, we always recommend buying a special insurance.
Maximum take-off weight (MTOW): Drones weighing less than 5 kilograms do not require permission from the civil aviation authority as long as you abide by the other rules listed here.
Distance to airports: Around airports, a safe distance of 6 kilometers must be maintained.
Other safety distances: A minimum distance of 50 meters must be observed to groups of people, public roads, railways, and buildings.
No flying zones: In populated areas, in parks, on playing-fields and near power lines, the operation of drones is prohibited.
Special rules: The maximum allowed airspeed in Georgia is 54 km / h. The operation of drones is allowed from a minimum age of 14 years, as long as an adult supervises the minor.
Requirements for commercial pilots: According to current knowledge, there are no special requirements for commercial pilots in Georgia.
Helpful Links: CAA

We have researched the drone rules for Georgia listed here to the best of our knowledge. We can not guarantee the accuracy of the information. If you want to play it safe then you can contact the National Aviation Authority. Alternatively, you can ask the National Embassy in your country for more information. Please leave us a comment if you have any news or experience with your Copter in Georgia!

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Since January 2015, we travel around the world. In our backpack we carry a camera drone which we use to capture the best places from a bird’s perspective. First we travelled with a DJI Phantom 2. But now we use a Yuneec Typhoon H. On our blog we share the best tips for you about travelling with a copter. If you have questions about this article or new information, don’t hesitate to leave us a comment!

Discussions

  • Chanuka | 29.08.2018

    Do i need a drone permit using drone in georgia make some footage because i m planing to visit Georgia and i want to make some good footage their is it possible

    • Francis Markert | 26.10.2018

      Hello Chanuka,
      I am not aware of a requirement for authorization.

    • Shirantha | 02.04.2019

      HI chanuka did you fly your drone in georgia

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