Brian Jones

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  1. Hi Ron, there isn’t a single URL. Each EU country has its own in their native language. I can’t access the Dutch one direct. I have to register for a course. These courses cost around € 900, which more than I paid for my drone. That’s about $ 1,100. I’m still waiting on a response from the Irish site. I trust that is going to be in English because I don’t have Gaelic! When I get a URL from them I’ll post it here. Brian.
  2. I’m waiting for my application to join the Irish Aviation Authority membership to be processed. After registration I get more information about the knowledge test. I have looked up and read the entire European commission paper on unmanned aircraft. This is titled; the commission implementation regulations for the rules and procedures for the operation of unmanned aircraft. Probably the first thing to note is that the European commission calls unmanned aircraft “ unmanned aircraft systems“, abbreviated to UAS. When Europeans refer to a UAS they are talking about a UAV. Kaweeka, by
  3. I forgot to say: these new regulations came into force on 31 December 2020.
  4. Hi everybody, the European Union has introduced new regulations for flying drones within the EU. The most common category is the open category. These are non-professional drone flyers. Professionals are probably well aware of the change so I’m not going too far into the other categories. Amateurs outside the EU, and some within, wishing to fly within the EU may not be aware of the changes. The open category is subdivided by the weight and capability of the drone. Sub-category A1 is for small drones, less than 250 g and these are more the toy or indoor type. The legal flying limitation for A1 i