Conducting flight operations

Drone flight operations can be conducted by natural or legal persons according to Article 6 of Ordinance on unmanned aircraft systems (“Official Gazette”, number 104/18).

Operators intending to conduct flight operations categories B2 or C1 are obliged to submit the Registration of UAS operator (FOD-FRM-005) to the Croatian Civil Aviation Agency.

Operators intending to conduct flight operations category C2 are obliged to obtain the permission from the Croatian Civil Aviation Agency prior to flight operations (FOD-FRM-003).

Remote pilot intending to conduct flight operations categories C1 or C2 is obliged to pass the theoretical examination at the Croatian Civil Aviation Agency. Application form can be found here.

Ordinance on Airspace Management prescribes the obligation to establish an ad hoc structure in a controlled and uncontrolled airspace for drones operating mass greater than 900g.

Operators of unmanned aircraft are obliged to establish an automated ad hoc structure and approval process on the day of the activity in:

  • Uncontrolled airspace up to 120m above the surface, or
  • Controlled airspace outside a radius of 5 km from the aerodrome reference point up to 50 m above the surface.

You can find additional information regarding ad hoc structure on the following link.