The application of the drone regulation has postponed
According to information received by the Finnish Transport and Communications Agency (Traficom), the EU Commission has postponed the first date of application of the EU drone regulation (Implementing Regulation (EU) No 2019/947), which is 1 July 2020, to a later date because of the coronavirus pandemic. Drone operations will be continued in Finland according to the current Aviation Regulation OPS M1-32 until the EU drone rules become applicable.
EU drone regulation
The application of the long-awaited EU drone regulation (EU) 2019/947 will begin in Finland according to the transition periods of the regulation on 1 July 2020. These rules will not apply to indoor flights.
How to fly safely
Read instructions for flying according to the rules in Finland.
ABC for flying a drone
Remember to follow these rules for safety
Always fly in visual contact
You must keep your drone in visual contact at all times. You are responsible for avoiding all other aircarft.
Flying above crowds is forbidden
Do not cause danger for other people or aircraft.
Maximum flight altitude
Always fly below altitude of 150m.
Flying above cities
Flying above inhabited areas is allowed when the drone weighs less than 3kg, you have familiarized yourself to the area and made sure that flying in the area can be done safely.
Respect other people's privacy.
Flying close to airports
Flying close to airports has its own rules, which are easiest to understand by using Droneinfo web site.