poland drone laws
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150m max height

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100m from populated areas

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5km from airport

line of sight law

Only line of sight

All Drone Laws in Poland for 2021 (Complete Guide)

Just as in most EU countries, the adoption of drones and their use has become a big industry in Poland. Just before the New Year of 2020, new amendments to the current laws were even introduced to open up new uses for the industry. Drones are classified into recreational and commercial categories.

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Can I fly a drone in Poland?

Yes, you can fly a drone in Poland and the polish have really straight to the point rules.

Here's how you can contact the officials for more information.

The body tasked with overseeing drone rules and regulations in Poland is the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA). 

 

Email: kancelaria@ulc.gov.pl 

Phone:+48 22 520 7200

What are the Drone Laws in Poland?

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The drone laws in poland are a bit strict, but they offer a great deal of freedom in the country-side.

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    Height limit of 150m
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    Line of sight
    Keep your done within the visual line-of-sight of an observer who is next to you or in direct communication with you
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    Drones should weight 25 Kg or less (55 pounds)
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    Insurance is mandatory for commercial drone use
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    No flying near airports
    5km range
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    Don't fly in populated areas
    Keep 100 m from populated areas and 30meters from animals, vehicles, and people
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    Do not operate over cities, people, traffic, etc
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    Commercial medical certificate
    Commercial drone pilots must have a medical certificate and pass both the theoretical and practical tests.

How to register a drone in Poland (Commercial use)

Apply for a PH (registration mark) online, the process will require specifics on the drone ownership. After making a detailed submission of the invoice, serial number and photos, it should take 2 weeks to process your submissions.

What are my top drones to fly safely in Poland?

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My following two recommendations are 2 great compact drones that are quite silent and also small enough to travel with and not stand out as annoying.

Dji Mini 2- The best international travel drone (under 250g)

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4k

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31min

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10km

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No follow me

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DJI has surprised us with this incredible camera drone under 250g, which is legal to fly in most countries without registration.
It comes at a very cheap price for it's incredible specs.

I have covered it much more in depth in my article review and even compared it with the Mavic Air 2.

Frequently asked questions

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Here are some of the frequently asked questions about flying a drone in Poland

Can I fly my drone using FPV

Yes, the new amendments to drone laws authorize FPV flying without having to register.

As a foreigner can I bring a drone to Poland?

Yes, provided you adhere to all rules and regulations outlined with the Polish civil aviation authority, all is good.

Can I fly a drone as a minor?

Yes, provided there is supervision from an adult.

Can I be penalized for flying a drone in Poland?

The penalties range from hefty fines to possible imprisonment - depending on the offense

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