IAA Website - Tuesday, July 14, 2020 2:27 PM

Drone safety is your responsibility and it is essential to know the rules before your fly

As part of the a Drone Safety awareness campaign, the IAA created this poster that outlines the 11 key things that you should NEVER do when operating your drone.

This Q&A information has been developed by the IAA to provide users with useful information regarding the use of drones in Ireland.


This Order defines rules for the operation of small unmanned aircraft (with a mass of less than 150 kilograms) and the requirements to obtain permission from the Authority before launching a rocket anywhere in the State.

Basic Guidance Material for Small Unmanned Aircraft (SUA) Permissions including Specific Operating Permission (SOP), Pilot Competency Certificate (PCC) & Special Authorisation (SA) and update on the new aviation (Basic Regulation) EU Regulation 2018/1139 issued replacing EU Regulation 216/2008.

Information on Drone Registration


This video outlines the drone registration process.

This document is a step-by-step guide to the drone registration process.

Aeronautical Notices on Drones


With regard to data privacy issues, please refer to the guidance material from the Office of the Data Protection Commissioner.


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