Drone regulations in Poland

Flying drones in Poland

In this post, you will find the Polish laws for the use of drones.

Maximum flight altitude: There are currently no restrictions on the flight altitude in Poland. We advise flying not higher than 150 meters.

Maximum horizontal distance and FPV: In Poland, drone flights are only allowed within the visual distance.

Compulsory insurance: A drone liability coverage is required for commercial multicopter users in Poland. We recommend the completion of a corresponding Police also for leisure-flyers.

Maximum take-off weight (MTOW): The maximum take-off weight is 25 kg.

Distance to airports: Without prior approval of the air traffic control system, you must keep 5 kilometers from airports.

Other safety distances: In Poland, please keep 100 meters to populated areas and 30 meters to persons, vehicles, and animals.

Flight bans: Flights over people, cities, streets, and buildings are not allowed.

Flight approval: An additional authorization from the Government Protection Bureau (BOR) is required for flights in Warsaw.

Regulations for commercial pilots: A complicated certification process (medical certificate, theoretical and practical test) is necessary for business drones flights. However, if you have already received a permit for ascent in an EU Member State, it will be recognized straightforward after a short mail change.

Helpful links: Polish Air-traffic control Authority, BOR Homepage

We have researched the listed drone regulations for Poland 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 Poland!

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