Drone regulations in Slovenia

In May 2016, Slovenia decided to use a very restrictive approach to multicopters. Flights are only allowed for leisure activities in uninhabited areas.

The following activities are explicitly prohibited: aerial photographs, flight maneuvers for firefighting, scientifically motivated copter missions, competitions or journalistic operations.

Unfortunately, the current settings are very backward. However, the regulations have only been issued temporarily by the national air traffic authority until legislators agree on new laws. In the future, the situation can ease considerably.

Maximum flight altitude: In Slovenia, you are not allowed to fly higher than 150 meters with your copter for private purposes.

Maximum horizontal distance and FPV: The maximum horizontal distance must not exceed 500 meters. FPV flights are permitted if a second person keeps an eye on the copter and is in the immediate vicinity of the pilot.

Compulsory insurance: As far as I know, an insurance obligation for unmanned flight models does not exist. Nevertheless, I recommend the conclusion of a corresponding policy.

Maximum take-off weight (MTOW): From a take-off weight of 5 kilograms, you have to register your drone by 24 hours at the latest before the flight control.

Distance to airports: Without appointment your flight, you have to keep a distance of at least 1.5 kilometers from airports.

Other safe distances: As you are generally only allowed to fly in uninhabited areas, no further safety distances are defined.

Time of operations: Drones may only be flown in daylight.

Regulations for commercial pilots: Commercial drone uses are not allowed in Slovenia.

Helpful links: English translation of the new guidelines 05/16

We have researched the listed drone regulations for Slovenia 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 Slovenia!

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