n the US, it is enough to pass through an area with natural interest, without any difficulty, more than one drone is flying over the area, video recording, or taking pictures. Over the years, and with declining prices, they have become one of Maggie’s stars’ gifts, and on the same morning of January 6, many customers take to the field to blow her away. The European Union (EU) has drafted a law related to Can 2 drones fly at the same time? To harmonize standards between countries through various powers and tighten drone flight rules. From small to large drones, you need to know some basic rules so that no one or anything is endangered.
Although the law went into effect on December 31, it does provide some exceptions to the rule of law, which does not affect non-professional consumers. Of course, we should keep the new regulations in mind if we have just purchased a drone and adjusted the new flight rules from the first minute.
This is a common category among those who are interested in flying drones in the open without any professional purpose. For example, recording videos or taking pictures of the natural environment. There are two other categories (Certified Category and Specific Category), but they do not apply to non-professional users.
“If the drone weighs less than 250 grams, the rules are unlikely to change,” Miguel Capers, head of air control and drone training at FTE Jerez Flight School, told Omekrono.
These little drones can continue flying without much ‘training’ rather than reading and studying the flight manual. They will not be able to go beyond 120 meters, they will always have to be on the lookout and fly, as before, away from airports, forbidden infrastructure, and protected natural areas.
In that case, subcategory A1 would apply, where “out-of-operation people are allowed to fly out” according to the EASA standard.
Drones weighing less than 250 grams that comply with the new construction regulations are called C0, a CE marking that must be printed and will be clearly visible when we purchase the device. The same construction standard classifies drones between 250 and 900 grams as Category C1. And that’s where the important changes begin.
Kyle says “drones weighing less than 250 grams are usually the ‘mini’ version of the most popular models.” They are drones that we can buy at any store or level that sells technology. “
“If we choose C1 category drones, we will have to pass an online test conducted by AESA itself which confirms that we know how to fly such drones,” said Miguel Caparrós. Told us. The first step is to register online with AESA and study the agenda provided by the Aviation Security Authority.
Once the concepts are clear, the drone pilot must take the AESA online test, which consists of 40 multiple-choice questions.
If the pilot successfully passes the test, they will receive a certificate that will allow them to fly under sub-category A1 and under conditions similar to drones weighing less than 250 grams. This online test is completely free and will allow the pilot to fly drones weighing less than 900 grams in any EU country. The video shows in a very graphic way what to do before flying a Category C1 drone.
Unlike previous regulations, the law does not require drones to be equipped with a fireproof plate mounted on housing where model and pilot data can be viewed. Every manufacturer should clearly include all the information and these steps for the user before flying the drone inside the drone box.
And old drones?
The law that has just been enacted includes the issue of older drones that have not been built to current standards. That is, they do not have the markings C0, C1, C2 on their packaging … AESA applies more restrictive measures to these drones that must be known.
For those weighing less than 250 grams, there is no restriction to operate in sub-category A1, even if the drone is older, but the rest (unless it weighs less than 25 kg) to operate under sub-category A3. Will be. According to AESA, “Operations in areas where out-of-operation people are not expected to be at risk.”
That is, do not fly within 150 meters of residential, commercial, industrial or recreational areas. In addition, owners of these older drones will have to complete the same online courses and exams as the C1 drone pilots.
Where do I fly my drone?
Probably the star question of everyone who has encountered drone piloting. Fortunately, in US we have a tool developed by ENAIRE where we can see which areas are suitable for flying and which, due to some kind of restriction, are completely prohibited or some Additional permissions are required.
Interactive Map combines both recreational flight scenarios and professional flight scenarios and informs of temporary restrictions (e.g. military exercises) that must be complied with.
In addition to military areas or airports, there are other areas that are particularly safe for their environmental interests. In this type of case, it is advisable to consult the autonomous community agencies directly where you want to fly the drone as some kind of additional permit may be required.