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Change in EU drone legal guidelines January 1st Drone license finder

New EU drone laws will be implemented on January 1, 2021. The EU-UAS regulatory package offers a welcome codification of drone laws, but even the “simple rules for UAS regulations” are not that easy to understand. Don’t worry – the experts at SkyBound Rescuer have developed a free tool with which you can easily and quickly understand the new EU categories.

The new EU drone laws could offer pilots “a steep learning curve to find out which category applies to a particular drone operation,” according to a press release from SkyBound Rescuer. “Open? Specific? Certified? If the drone pilot falls into the open category, is it sub-category A1, A2 or A3?”

SkyBound Rescuer offers the “Drone License Finder” to simplify the process. “Drone pilots simply answer a series of 3 to 14 yes / no questions about their drone and how they want to fly it, and then get their category / sub-category results and personalized guidance based on the answers they give,” says SkyBound Rescuer. “SkyBound Rescuer made EU drone laws easy for everyone. Reduction of reading times from weeks to minutes. “

SkyBound Rescuer explains why the new EU drone rules are necessarily complex:

A “one size fits all” rule is not a fair system. It means that drone pilots who always fly with low risk (e.g. flying in large, open and empty fields) are trained according to the same standard and are regulated as strictly as possible. B. flying in a city). This is clearly not an optimal final state, which is why the European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) has decided to take a tiered approach to drone regulations using drone pilot categories: Open, Specific and Certified – the open category is further broken down into sub-categories: A1, A2 and A3. The categorization of drone pilots into categories and subcategories prevents the disadvantages of a “one size fits all” rule mentioned above, but brings with it the complexity of the regulations and the challenge of deciphering which category is specific to a particular drone operation.

“My goal with this project was to make everyone’s learning journey easier to make sure no one accidentally breaks these new rules. And that’s exactly what we achieved with our Drone License Finder – which is so exciting! “Said Gemma Alcock, founder and CEO of SkyBound Rescuer.

Drone insurers – Flock, drone training providers – HALO Drones, and UAV corporate and legal advisors – Allan Panthera – sponsored the project to make the Drone License Finder free for everyone. Pilots, just fill out a series of 3 to 14 yes / no questions about your drone and your intention to fly. (The number of questions depends on the answers you provide.) When the process is complete, sign up for the SkyBound Rescuer newsletter to receive your category results and personalized guidance on rules, legal articles and training requirements – right from yours Inbox!

Finally, if you want to get picky … “SkyBound Rescuer notes that they know it isn’t a” drone license, “but if it’s the most Googled search term for drone training -” If you don’t beat them, join them! ‘”

Miriam McNabb is editor-in-chief of DRONELIFE and CEO of JobForDrones, a marketplace for professional drone services, and a fascinating observer of the emerging drone industry and the regulatory environment for drones. Miriam has written over 3,000 articles focusing on the commercial drone space and is an international speaker and recognized figure in the industry. Miriam graduated from the University of Chicago and has over 20 years experience in high tech sales and marketing for new technologies.
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