News: New rules for flying with drones

If you fancy flying with your drone, please notice that the rules for this will change. As of 31 December 2020, the European Union rules will apply to flying with drones. These rules are designed to ensure safety in the air and on the ground. Please read them carefully before your next flight. In any case, drones must stay away from Schiphol - this is a no-fly zone.


Published on: 29 December 2020

Do you need a flight licence?

The new requirements for flying with drones depend on the risks of the flight. In any case, you must be 16 years of age or older to be allowed to fly with a drone. If you are younger than 16, you may only fly under supervision. In many cases, you will also need a licence and an operating number, which can be obtained from the RDW. This is generally not necessary for toy drones without a camera that weigh less than 250g.

No fly zones

There are also rules for recreational drone pilots, including flying no higher than 120 metres, always keep your drone in sight and do not fly in no-fly zones such as Schiphol.

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