Professionals using drones

Do you use a drone as a part of your job tasks or do you do professional photography using a drone? Here you can find some guidance and rules.

Notification on the use of remotely piloted aircraft and updating given information

Please note, that when you make a notification on the use of remotely piloted aircraft, it does not free you of the requirement to register to the new drone register. According to the EU regulation, you have to register when you fly a drone with weight more than 250 grams, or a drone with a camera or some other sensor capable of recording personal data.

RPAS-form is a PDF-form, that needs to be sent to rpas@traficom.fi

Aerial work operators that have submitted a notification on the use of a remotely piloted aircraft are allowed to continue operating in accordance with chapter 3 of the current national Aviation Regulation OPS M1-32 until 1 January 2022. Any possible exemptions also remain in force in accordance with the period of validity written down on the exemption.

Aerial work operators can also act according to EU drone regulation in Open or Specific categories. In this case they are to follow the same rules and regulations as all other drone operators.

Transitional period

Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2019/947 article 21 allows aerial work operators that have submitted a notification on the use of a remotely piloted aircraft to continue operating in accordance with chapter 3 of the current national Aviation Regulation OPS M1-32 until 1 January 2022.

Operators operating in accordance with the national rules during the transition period are required to register themselves into the EU drone operator registry in accordance with Implementing Regulation Article 14. In other aspects they can continue their actions in accordance with national Aviation Regelation OPS M1-32 chapter 3. 

Any possible exemptions also remain in force in accordance with the period of validity written down on the exemption.

Frequencies

See Traficom's website for information on the use of frequencies and tips for purchasing wireless devices.