Based on Finland’s national aviation authority, the Finnish Transport Safety Agency(TRAFI), to fly a drone is lawful in Finland, but we suggest being aware of and compliant with the drone regulations provided below.
Basic Drone Rules in Finland
According to the research and interpretation of the laws, here are the most vital rules to know for flying a drone in Finland.
- Drones may not be flown above 150 meters above the ground.
- When flying drones, the operators should sustain a direct visual line of sight with their drone. If flying FPV you may apply for a grant to fly beyond visual line of sight, but you will require to have a visual observer present to assist in the flight.
- Drones being flown in Finland may not weigh more than 25 kilograms.
- Drones may not be flown within 1 kilometer of any airport runway without permission from the air traffic control tower.
- Allowing drones in the control zone of an airport but still further away than 3 km from the airport runways. The maximum flight altitude permitted is 50 meters.
- Drones may not be flown over people or crowds. Commercial operators may do so with specific consent from TRAFI.
- Operators must keep drones 50 meters away from people and crowds.
- Operators flying drones for commercial needs are required to maintain drone insurance for accountability.
- In case of commercial drone operations, the operators should be 18 years of age or older. There are no age restrictions for recreational flying.
- Drones that are used for commercial needs should fix a sticker to their drone with their name and contact details, and further documenting their operations in a flight logbook.
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