Drone regulations in Hungary

Flying drones in Hungary

In this post, we have summarized for you the current laws for the use of drones in Hungary.

At the moment it is quite time-consuming to obtain permission for a drone flight in Hungary. The Hungarian government has been working for some time according to new laws. Hopefully, the new law will simplify the situation in the future. At the moment you have to adhere to the following rules.

Apply for airspace clearance

First, you need a Temporary Designated Airspace (or Eseti légtér engedély) from the Military Aviation Authority to use a drone. Since there is currently no English language version of the application documents, you should contact the authority directly (klh@hm.gov.hu or by phone + 36/1 / 474-12-74). The application must be requested at least 30 days before the intended flight date.

If you have been granted temporary air clearance, you will not need to obtain additional permits as a hobby pilot. However, you must carry proof of drone insurance valid in Hungary with you.

If you plan to use your drone in Hungary commercially, you must inform the Hungarian Aviation Authority about the scheduled drone flight. For this, the authority will provide this form, which you can fill out and send to rpas@nfm.gov.hu.

Be careful when leaving the country

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: AIP

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!

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