The Hungarian government is currently working on new legislation. Currently, you do not need any further permission for private flights. However, commercial pilots have to obtain an activity license and permit for the one-time and/or limited use of the airspace. The following information is from the Hungarian embassy in Berlin:
“Specific legislation is still in the planning stage in this field. Until then, permits for the use of drones will be issued on request by way of individual assessment.
For the occupational use of unmanned aerial vehicles, an application must be applied for– depending on the work area, individual or general-approval of the use of the airspace to the National Air Transport Authority. The maximum duration of the approval procedure is 21 days. Depending on the type of applied airspace, the statement of the relevant authorities may also be required.
For the use of unmanned aircraft purely private and as a hobby, no permits are required as a rule. At the same time, it is expressly to be avoided under observence of preconditions for activities requiring a licence, to use unmanned aerial vehicles on/over private land in property of other natural or juristic persons, as well as on/over public terrain. Against night flights and flights over people is urgently decided.
We would like to draw your attention to the fact that the owner of the aircraft can be held responsible for all accidents occurring during the flight, caused property damage, as well as the violation of air traffic regulations. “
When you leave Hungary by plane, there is a special feature to consider: in Hungary, you can not take your copter into your luggage. On departure from Hungary you have to transport your copter with your checked baggage.
Additional links: NKH
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!