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Frequently asked questions about drones

Here you will find answers to frequently asked questions about drones/remotely piloted aircraft systems (RPAS). The phrases «drone», «RPAS» (Remotely Piloted Aircraft Systems) and «unmanned aircraft» are often used as synonyms to eachother.

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Do I need insurance when flying a drone?

Do I need insurance when flying a drone? Owners of drones (other than CE-marked toys) must have liability insurance in accordance with (EC) No 758/2004. That means you need to have third-party

Where do I find a list of airports?

See the link below. These are aerodromes (airports/airfields) that you as a drone operator cannot fly closer to than 5 kilometers, except when a special permission is granted.

How much does the exam cost?

There is no fee for taking the A1/A3-exam online at The fee for taking the A2-exam is NOK 1 400 in 2021.

How long is the theoretical valid?

The proof of competency for A1/A3 and the certificate of competency for A2 are valid for five years.