How To Fly Drones in the EU – Everything you need to know (UK & US) – Geeksvana

How To Fly Drones in the EU – Everything you need to know (UK & US) – Geeksvana

Hey everyone! As so many viewers have recently asked about how to fly legally in the EU if you are visiting on holiday etc from the UK or US, (in fact any non-EU country), I thought we would make a mini-series of videos explaining everything you need. In this video we will explain everything you need to know to have you ready to fly, whether you have a DJI Mini 2 or something bigger. This video series is focused on hobby recreational flights only, so please keep this in mind. Coming up in the series, Sean will provide a walkthrough and review of the EU A2 CofC course, to help should you wish to take things further, so for more on this topic, hit the subscribe button and turn on notifications!

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  1. Andrew Hill on October 13, 2021 at 8:20 am

    So.. an on going con then.. anything to make money. why don’t they just set a rule? if you already have paperwork to show you are competent to fly safely that will do.

  2. G Wal on October 13, 2021 at 8:20 am

    Thanks for the info Sean, much appreciated. I will go through that process you outline as I hope to get to the EU on a holiday in October and I am eager to take my Mini 2 and not spend 14 days in a Greek jail cell.

  3. Martin Fellows on October 13, 2021 at 8:20 am

    Thanks for the timely video – I’m off to the Netherlands in a couple of weeks. The NL site is not easy to follow and they do not list the Luxembourg site as an ‘accredited Dutch flight school’ so Ireland it is for me too I think.

  4. DB Hart on October 13, 2021 at 8:21 am

    Thanks! This is what I’ve been looking for so that I can fly my Mini 2 in the EU next year. I guess that, as an American, I’ll have to learn the metric system (ha, ha). Looking forward to your follow-up videos.

  5. Jamie Stuart on October 13, 2021 at 8:23 am

    So I can’t just take my dji mini 2 on holiday now

  6. MARK WW on October 13, 2021 at 8:24 am

    Great video again, Sean!

  7. Charlene Elizabeth on October 13, 2021 at 8:30 am


    I did the training and got my cert. I’m a US citizen trying to take my drone to Spain. I TRIED to register in Spain and I can’t figure it out. It keeps asking for DEI/NIE or to make a Cl@ve using those?? 

    Can I just register in a different country????


  8. RagNDroneMan UK on October 13, 2021 at 8:34 am

    This is a great help, thanks Sean 😃👍

  9. Travels with Rosie on October 13, 2021 at 8:45 am

    Really shows how much easier it is in the UK. I assume that you can “shop” around for your first country. Mostly finding the easiest and cheapest.

  10. The Blackbird Reels on October 13, 2021 at 8:45 am

    Very Useful. Thanks a bunch

  11. STUART DUGGAN on October 13, 2021 at 8:46 am

    Cheers Sean, Just what I’ve been looking for.

  12. James Cox on October 13, 2021 at 8:47 am

    I did both my registration and flyer ID in Ireland earlier in the year. It was all easy enough, and has the benefit, for an Englishman, of being all in English. My drone has both my UK and Irish registration numbers on it.

    I’m still looking forward to my first trip away though.

  13. Geeksvana on October 13, 2021 at 8:48 am

    There seems to be an issue for some people when you click on the link to register an account with the Luxembourg site. It assumes you work for an aviation sector business and ask you to confirm the details. If you follow this link, it allows you to register without that issue: Thanks to Phillip Ward for pointing out the issue.

  14. Joseph J. L. McGrath on October 13, 2021 at 8:50 am

    Sean: Thanks for this information (and all your good info). I am in the US and this is enormously helpful. With your help I am now good to go in the UK and EU. I visit Ireland regularly so I completed my test and registration there. All of your videos on the EU and UK are very helpful.. Once we get past COVID I hope to get some footage in Northumberland.

  15. Phillip Ward on October 13, 2021 at 8:50 am

    Hiya I’ve look at the site and look at creating a account the one thing I don’t understand is it asks your country so UK then it asks work organisation and lists a load of UK airports ? It has a red star at the side so you must select one ?
    Thx phill

  16. maxair420 on October 13, 2021 at 8:51 am

    Great vid…very informational 👍🏽👍🏽

  17. MARK WW on October 13, 2021 at 8:52 am

    I used to live in the U.K. I’m living in Virginia, U.S. now. I’m about to register here, but will I have to do a separate reg when I move back to the U.K.?

  18. The Fly-By Guys on October 13, 2021 at 8:53 am

    Vital information as always Sean… ✌🏻

  19. Sunrise Water Media on October 13, 2021 at 8:55 am

    Great info, Sean. Maybe it’s my phone, but I wanted to let you know that I’m not seeing the chapters that you touched on at 1:39.

  20. Mart on October 13, 2021 at 8:59 am

    Good advice as usual.
    I’m registered in Spain, bit of hassle at the start as all the online applications just seemed to grind to a halt. But it’s fine now. Best thing though, I went from A1 to STS for free. Only thing you have to pay for was the practical light training for the STS.

  21. Airlessmean on October 13, 2021 at 9:00 am

    love how yopu got gaming controllersa on the side 😛 but i wont be flying anywhere othewr than the UK 🙁

  22. Dronie on October 13, 2021 at 9:05 am


  23. Drone Pilot on October 13, 2021 at 9:06 am

    Can I not post links . If not can I give it to you Sean. Fella gave it to me and it works

  24. Rubinho Drone on October 13, 2021 at 9:08 am

    Bom dia
    Passando pra prestigiar aquele super like

  25. klemm r on October 13, 2021 at 9:10 am

    Thanks Sean. As a British resident of the Netherlands I had some fun negotiating the system here.

  26. Droning about Ireland on October 13, 2021 at 9:19 am

    Happy days we’re booked for Santorini next year so by doing the A1 A3 course that’ll cover me for flying a Mavic 3, if it ever arrives?

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