Line of sight (300m range)
Register over 500g
No landing in cities
Don't fly over crowds
All Drone Laws in Romania in 2020 (Ultimate Guide)
Fly at line of sight
You are only allowed to fly your drone as far as line of sight permits ( that means about 300m in every direction, but you can go as far as you can still see the drone)
No landing in Cities(flying is allowed)
You aren't allowed to launch or land your drone in urban areas (Cities) (but that doesn't mean you aren't allowed to fly within, as long as you don't land it there.
No flying over large crowds
You're not allowed to fly over large crowds of people
300m height limit
Don't fly your drone higher than 300m
500g weight limit (for registration
If your drone is over 500g, you need to register your drone at AACR (see bellow how)
Approval from MAPN for recording footage
If you want to take photos and record with your drone, you'll require approval from the Ministry of Defense(MAPN)
If you know romanian, you can find all the laws listed on the website of the romanian Civil Aviation Authority.
The concept of “drone” isn't found in the legislation, as it's rather reffered to as “UAV“(unmanned aerial vechicle) and they are treated by romanian legislation differently depending on their weight.
I'll be mainly covering the regulation for smaller aircraft ( that fits under the 15kg rule). This will cover most peoples needs, as I don't remember last when someone asked me to recommend a 15kg hexacopter.
- don't fly near airports
- don't fly near military bases
How can I register my drone in Romania?
What drones can I fly without registration in Romania (under 500g)?
1.Dji Mavic Mini - The best international travel drone (under 250g)
No follow me
2.Dji Mavic Air - A great professional drone under 500g
3 direction sensors
DJI lowered it's price since it was first released.
Can I travel with my drone In Romania by Airplane?
- detach the batteries and place them in a firecase during travel time (they're very cheap, if you know where to look)
Commercial Drone use
Restricted Areas and Geofencing (drone FLying map)
The best way to figure out what areas you can fly in, while you're in Romania is by consulting DJI offilicial map.
They do a great job mapping the places that one should avoid while flying in every country:
Best Places to Fly (according to a romanian drone pilot)
- Transfagarasan Road ( the place where TopGear filmed on of their episodes