Drone regulations in Hungary
Last update on 02.05.2021 | 20 Kommentare
In this post, we have summarized for you the current laws for the use of drones in Hungary.
In Hungary, the EU drone regulation applies together with a national drone law. With the EU regulation, the rules for remote pilots have been largely harmonized. You only have to register as an operator in one European country and your EU drone license will also be recognized across national borders.
Registration as a drone operator in Hungary is still done using a form. You can find it here .
Overview of the European rules that apply in Hungary
In Hungary, 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 Hungary
Each country can define certain aspects of its drone regulations. For Hungary, the following requirements apply in addition to the European regulations.
State Aviation Department at the Ministry of Defense: [email protected] or +36/1/474-12-74
Further regulations for drone pilots in Hungary
Drones weighing 250 grams or more must be insured. The amounts insured are graded according to the weight of the drone as follows:
- 250 grams to 4 kilograms: 3,000,000 forints (approx. 8500 euros) per insured event and 6,000,000 forints (approx. 17,000 euros) over the insurance period
- From 4 kilograms to 20 kilograms: 5,000,000 forints (approx. 14,000 euros) per insured event and 10,000,000 forints (approx. 28,000 euros) over the insurance period
- 20 to 200 kilograms: 10,000,000 forints (approx. 28,000 euros) per insured event
Apply for airspace clearance
In a residential area, drones may only be used after applying for a temporary airspace clearance. Other areas may only be overflown with specially allocated airspace. The use of the mydronespace app is mandatory. Temporarily closed areas are also displayed there.
For temporary clearance (Temporary Designated AirSpace Eseti légtér engedély) you need a permit from the Military Aviation Authority. You should submit the application 30 days before you plan to use the drone. The procedure for this changed in April 2020 and there is only one electronic and one paper-based form that can be submitted by post. Sending the form by e-mail only seems to be possible in exceptional cases. For the electronic form, you need Java and a special program to fill out the form. You can find the electronic forms and instructions in English here. If you prefer to work with the paper form, you can download it in Hungarian. You need the exact coordinates, altitude, type (commercial or private), and dates of your planned flight. You will also have to pay a handling fee of 9,000 forints (about 25 euros), which you can pay via bank transfer. The authority recommends that you submit your application 45 to 60 days before your planned drone flight.
Be careful when leaving the country
When you leave Hungary by plane, there is a special feature to consider: Un Hungary, you can not take your copter in your luggage. On departure from Hungary, you have to transport your copter with your checked baggage.
We have researched the listed drone regulations for Hungary 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 Hungary!