Drone Flying in the EU 2021 and in the future?

Drone Flying in the EU 2021 and in the future?

Want to fly in the EU in 2021 onwards ?
Each country has its own rules so see here:
Want a EASA FREE Remote Pilot Certificate ?

You may need to search the eurocontrol website for the drone A3 / A1 course they keep changing the linky

Dead easy go here:

They broke the linky so new one
Cypriot equivalent — the site is in English, it takes 5 minutes to register (you just need to upload a utility bill and a copy of your passport and insert your insurance policy number). The only restriction is a weird one which says your first flight must be in Cyprus, which is impossible to verify. What’s more it only costs 15 euros, whereas the Irish equivalent is 30.

Use the Ireland way:-

1. Setup an account with the IAA ( https://iaa.mysrs.ie ). This process is a little convoluted but essentially involves;
– input name and email
– Activate account through link in email sent to you by MYSRS.
– Input details, address etc and upload ID (Passport, drivers licence etc). The IAA will then manually verify your details which can take up to 48hrs.

A Little trick here is to use a passport as your ID, rather than a drivers licence. Passports do not have postal addresses and so there is no address to compare with the address you provide. If the address on an ID is different from the details you provide, this can hold up the process.
– Once account is verified, you will receive an email and you will be asked to setup a 2FA system.
– Account is then ready.

2. Register as an operator within MYSRS account. Affix registration number to all drones.

3. Complete A1/A3 Remote Pilot course within MYSRS account. (SHort video and 40 multiple choice questions).

4. Done and print anything as required

Get Cards Printed here:


  1. Mike Wiltshire on July 13, 2022 at 7:24 pm

    Nice one Mark, planning on going to Madeira in June, just completed the course, thanks for the video & links 😉

  2. Harvey on July 13, 2022 at 7:24 pm

    Fantastic, need to see how to register my drone in Spain. I live here (Spain) and it’s a nightmare. Electronic signatures and do in.

  3. JusttiGraphics on July 13, 2022 at 7:25 pm

    I done this A3 / A1 course and get certificate. So now I can easly travel to EU and fly there? or I need to put my ID number on the Drone aswell ?

  4. Jason Lee on July 13, 2022 at 7:30 pm

    no courses anywhere. links broken? any ideas

  5. G on July 13, 2022 at 7:30 pm

    I am in Portugal and the local police just flew a drone over my property, hovering for several minutes at upper window level of my house. They then flew it over our heads. Is this legal? They did not inform me beforehand

  6. The Carp & Cat Catcher on July 13, 2022 at 7:30 pm

    Learningzone account set up asks for organisation, and lists airlines and airports?

  7. Drone Seekers International on July 13, 2022 at 7:31 pm

    Why dislikes this video is informative whats wrong with that

  8. Nart Barsik on July 13, 2022 at 7:32 pm

    I want to start the drone pilot carrier where and how can I start in Europe online?

  9. Offbeat Travel VK on July 13, 2022 at 7:35 pm

    What insurance do I need to get, Im from the US. I have the insurance covered within US but its not allowing me to pick EU. Im trying to register for the Croatian authorities but unable to register my Mavic mini 2 due to this. Can anyone help who faced the same situation?

  10. Drone Seekers International on July 13, 2022 at 7:39 pm

    Thanks for the tips Mark did mine last night took me 2 hours in total but passed it ok.

  11. Mike Hickman on July 13, 2022 at 7:41 pm

    Thanks Mark, did mine today. Couple of questions were Luxembourg based so had to take a guess 😀 course very similar in style to the A2 CofC. Will be interested to see your experiences if you do the Euro A2 version.

  12. TonyDarkZero on July 13, 2022 at 7:42 pm

    Many thanks for this information

  13. Stuart Eldergill on July 13, 2022 at 7:43 pm

    You are a legend. Thank you

  14. Mark Purser on July 13, 2022 at 7:47 pm

    Now I have the certificate just hope my holiday to Samos in June will still be ok 🕍🙏🛐

  15. Mark Purser on July 13, 2022 at 7:49 pm

    Thanks for this video just done the course and received my certificate

  16. AirSkyFly on July 13, 2022 at 7:50 pm

    Thanks for making this. It will be useful for my trip to Portugal next year. There is so much misinformation and general drivel on the Facebook groups about it, you were right to make a factual video. Liked and subscribed👍🏻

  17. Stephen Gibbons on July 13, 2022 at 7:51 pm

    Just read a YT comment saying renewal now gives a NEW and longer Operator ID No.

  18. jean Nordstrøm on July 13, 2022 at 7:51 pm

    hi i just took the exam it is really easy

  19. Travelwithyala on July 13, 2022 at 7:55 pm

    Thank you for the information! How can I print the pdf certificate as a card for dutch citizen ? Gr, Yolanda

  20. Cayman Kudu on July 13, 2022 at 7:55 pm

    Great job – I have my Spain plates and ID – curious now as to whether I can fly in the suberbs of the small Costa del Sol villages though? They stipulated densely populated crowds, but to me that means a football match or festival. Surely flying the mini 2 over small white washed village is no risk to anybody? The rules seem rather vague by definition as some sites say 150 metres from buildings which makes it a no no flying from our house. If you have any knowledge that would be helpful, thanks again!

  21. Tekpics on July 13, 2022 at 7:55 pm

    Thanks, Mark I have also taken mine and passed keep up the good work 🙂

  22. mike joseph on July 13, 2022 at 7:57 pm

    Hi thanks for your video extremely helpful. I will register on the Luxembourg website as you did. I have the dji mini 2. I plan on being a tourist in Spain. Their EASA website isn’t straight forward. Did you have any link directly to the page where I can register my drone there please? Even the consulate don’t reply to me

  23. graham All by Drone on July 13, 2022 at 7:58 pm

    Thanks for the info Mark great stuff. 👍👌😎

  24. Daz on July 13, 2022 at 8:04 pm

    Great video. A quick question before I start digging into the links and reading up. Will just basic EASA registration in Luxembourg put the Mavic Air1(under 500g) in the A3 category and then back into the A1 category if an A2 course is completed. Thanks.

  25. Shab Chowdhury on July 13, 2022 at 8:04 pm

    Couple of questions

    i have an air 2 are you able to use the air 2 in cities such as madrid?
    Is eurocontrol easa certified?
    Have you ever had a problem with anyone using a drone in europe?

    Thanks soo much for your help!

  26. steve holland on July 13, 2022 at 8:05 pm

    Hi Still confused yes you pass the test get cert etc but you can t register unless your a citizen of Luxembourg? Or business there so back square one surely?

  27. mike joseph on July 13, 2022 at 8:06 pm

    Hi. I am doing the easa Luxembourg test like you suggested. Am I in the right spot? I only have a dji mini 2. I’m going through a 2 hour test. And it’s extremely difficult. I just followed your video

  28. Gavin McCormick on July 13, 2022 at 8:09 pm

    Just need the planes to take us abroad now 👍🏻 thanks for the info. Just passed mine

  29. Simon Isaacs on July 13, 2022 at 8:09 pm

    When you say Spain has always been difficult to get permission to fly are you saying this covers flying in Spain now? And any idea if you need to regoster there (and if so, how? Cant find anytihng obvious on line). Thanks

  30. Malcolm Kingswell on July 13, 2022 at 8:10 pm

    Hi Mark, Thanks for the information , I have now completed the Training and passed the exam (Got the certificate) but when I suggested to my friends that they do the same they protested that it is not required to get this certificate. Is it the case that it is advisable / sensible or is it required. I have done a fair amount of research and cant find information that confirms this as a requirement. many thanks and I am glad I completed the training as it was extremely helpful.

  31. Barry Spiers on July 13, 2022 at 8:10 pm

    This could be the answer to my prayers, thank you!! I’ve registered and I’m in the training zone but can’t find the course? What’s it’s called? Thanks again!

  32. Shaun the Drone on July 13, 2022 at 8:12 pm

    Great video as I live in Spain – done the course and got my A1/A3. You have a new subscriber – many thanks for sharing the info 🙂

  33. ΑΝΤΩΝΗΣ ΖΥΜΩΝΟΠΟΥΛΟΣ on July 13, 2022 at 8:12 pm

    Good job mate thank you for the info . Keep up the good work

  34. Mark Sweet on July 13, 2022 at 8:16 pm

    In order to do the test on that link it asks me to login which requires me to create an account. When on the create account page it asks for the "Organisation" and gives a drop down list. What do I select in that list please Mark?

  35. Drone & Sundry on July 13, 2022 at 8:20 pm

    Ohhh I am off to the A2 now

  36. Dan Solano on July 13, 2022 at 8:20 pm

    I found Luxembourg test on par with the UK A2 Cofc – way more comprehensive than the DEMARES.

  37. Barry Spiers on July 13, 2022 at 8:21 pm

    All done and have the certificate, thank you for the video and the links! All I need to do now is figure out how to register the mini 2 in Spain and I’ll be good to go!
    Thanks again!

  38. sPanoramic 360 on July 13, 2022 at 8:22 pm

    What subcategory would I need for using a mavic2 for real estate work?

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