NEW EU DRONE LAW 2020 ⚠ EU DRONE RULES WILL IMPACT YOU ⚠ understand the new drone rules in less than 10 min in this video where I go over the proposal for the new laws. The video will cover the open category, the specific category, and the certified category, as well as what the new EU drone laws mean for you as a pilot.

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  1. Justinas Lelys on July 24, 2020 at 7:41 pm

    That rule with max altitude of 120 meters is ridiculous. People will still do that and theres no easy way for police to determine you are flying too high or not 🙂 Not sure how they can proove it. For example Mavic Mini is so small and if I remember correctly, you event can’t see it in that altitude.

  2. Math B on July 24, 2020 at 7:41 pm

    Vil man så være nødt til at tage en ny test selvom man har et dronetegn i forvejen hvis man vil flyve i C1 A1?

  3. TheLaw on July 24, 2020 at 7:42 pm

    så vidt jeg forstår har de nye regler ikke nogle ændringer mht mig og min mini?

  4. Gibson Angel René on July 24, 2020 at 7:43 pm

    Just relax, forget the rules the will never find you and when the do you say hey police officer I just try to find the body off jimmy hoffa

  5. Argh on July 24, 2020 at 7:46 pm

    This will be great since I travel quite a lot and it is frustrating to have different laws in different countries

  6. Meti on July 24, 2020 at 7:49 pm

    I’m from the UK. I guess these rules don’t affect us here right

  7. MICHAEL DARAMOLA on July 24, 2020 at 7:52 pm

    "If you did not like it feel free to click the dislike button twice". 😂😂😂 This was so funny! Thanks for sharing the laws Sir.

  8. Pavel Peřina on July 24, 2020 at 7:53 pm

    About line of sight: is it defined as
    a) direct line of sight (in sense that drone can safely return without crashing into building, tree or hill and it won’t likely lose signal), but you can fly as far as you can
    b) some visibility (in sense you can see at least dot in the sky by naked eye)
    c) clear visibility (in sense that you can see orientation and fly comfortably without using camera)

    What about flying FPV drones and aircraft models (they are pretty much illegal now) ?

    My concern is that with EU laws being more relaxed than local laws in some ways, all major and historic cities will become no-fly zones, cause today you should not fly closer than 150m to city or village and closer than 100m to buildings, which are rules violated by nearly all videos uploaded to youtube (showing mostly cities and castles).
    I’m myself violating two local rules pretty often: proximity to people or flying somewhat beyond visibility in rural areas without people. One rule is pretty much impossible not to break (there are always people close to city) and second rule is easy to violate by flying in sport mode for less than 10 seconds, because drone gets out of sight fast.

  9. Peter F Kapnistos on July 24, 2020 at 7:54 pm

    "The term ‘Toy’ refers to the Small Unmanned Aircraft (Drone) and the distinction between a Small Unmanned Aircraft and Small Unmanned Surveillance Aircraft is contained within Article 95 of the Air Navigation Order and defined as a small unmanned aircraft which is equipped to undertake any form of surveillance or data acquisition. Therefore it is not based on the resolution of the sensor, but the presence of a surveillance or data acquiring device." The new July 2020 (EASA) drone laws will require toy cameras under 250 grams like this (see link below) to be registered with the EU governments. They obviously want to limit the sales of the Mavic Mini without appearing to violate fair trading regulations, so aerial photography is no longer considered a recreational art form by EASA, but a surveillance tool. Such oppressive laws may actually lead to a negative depiction of the relationship between law and ethics. It is absurd to think that 10-year-old children are required to go to their local police stations to register toy cameras or be fined euro 1,000.

  10. The Choonoo's on July 24, 2020 at 7:54 pm

    Thanks for the information.

  11. Dragonstyne Enterprises on July 24, 2020 at 7:54 pm

    Nice work Henry!

  12. CrazyJacobReviews on July 24, 2020 at 7:57 pm

    I am fuming,!! This is ridiculous. This is not about safety this is about control and making money for them!!! Another source of fucking revenue!!! Safety? I like safety I don’t mind safety, yes ok, I can go and register, but why do we have to pay for this?! This is relevant, we did not ask for this!? All this law about registration drones up to 20 kg have nothing to do with safety, this is not safe this is a revenue stream for them. This is another making money machine. I am fuming this bit when we have to pay for this registration it is relevant to our flying skills, doesn’t matter how much we pay we will fly, (we shouldn’t be paying a fee at all, ZERO!!!) which means the payment amount doesn’t matter in a safety issue. Which means we don’t need to pay for this!!! Because we didn’t ask for this. For sure this is illegal. I can rant all day and I really don’t wanna swear too much, have a good day everyone. Ridiculous.

  13. Denis Khotkin on July 24, 2020 at 8:00 pm

    I recently purchased Mavic Air 2. Where can I do the Practical Course and Online Test? I am based in Luxembourg.

  14. AwareWare on July 24, 2020 at 8:01 pm

    I think that forcing kids that are only 12 or 14 years old to register their toy drone cameras is a direct violation of the age at which a person is considered to be legally competent, and I think that class-action lawsuits by concerned parents will force the governments to rewrite some of the new drone rules. In other words if I were to send up a simple box kite on a string with a small disposable camera to take photos of my garden, I would first need to register it with the government? wow. We have to register cameras? Does that not seem a bit like authoritarian suppression to you? What is even stranger is that you may also need a pilot’s license to use an underwater or submersible drone. Who made up these weird rules of regimentation I wonder? A good lawyer could maybe tear them to pieces. They have taken the field of aerial photography out of the realm of "modern art" and into the narrow marketplace of delivery drones for business people. I think many people like myself care to use drones only for art and they will not want to register or carry government credentials to take bird’s eye view photos, especially many youngsters with toy drones.

  15. Marius IScorpio on July 24, 2020 at 8:02 pm

    I just Oder Mavic air 2 …. so where I should take that online courses and test …… is there special website for that?

  16. Stephen O'Driscoll on July 24, 2020 at 8:04 pm

    The practical course in Ireland is around 850 euros. 🙁

  17. Just A Person on July 24, 2020 at 8:05 pm

    Wait do these apply to fpv pilots?
    Just checking.

  18. Per Wadskjaer on July 24, 2020 at 8:09 pm

    Hej Henrik fin video som sædvanlig, som jeg ser de nye regler skal vi ikke længere kontakte politiet med flyinformationer med sted tid osv, har talt med Trafikstyrelsen, de mente også at dette var rigtigt 🙂

  19. we2strom on July 24, 2020 at 8:13 pm

    Perfect. Thank you very much for the info provided. 👍👍👍

  20. Brian Rasmussen on July 24, 2020 at 8:13 pm

    Hej Henrik. Betyder det at den nye Mavic Air 2 bliver en weight class C1, sub categori A1? Tak for nogle rigtig gode videoer. Mvh Brian

  21. Zeissler Media on July 24, 2020 at 8:13 pm

    How to control 120 meters ?

  22. Jarkko Lahtinen on July 24, 2020 at 8:13 pm

    Safety is good. Safety facism is bad. Hopefully final version and applications won’t make it too hard for aerial photography hobbyist.

  23. revb0 on July 24, 2020 at 8:14 pm

    There are more health risks from eating too much Danish bacon than flying models!

  24. R DP on July 24, 2020 at 8:17 pm

    Great video, just to clarify, if I use mavic mini I would be in A1 and abide with normal rules. My question is, do these new EU Drone rules overcome local rules like no drones in public parks/national parks/nature reserves?

  25. RJ on July 24, 2020 at 8:17 pm

    Great info.
    Henrik it is because of you I bought the DJI Mine Mavic Here is my very first Mini Drone video June 20th 2020

  26. Slowshop & Custom on July 24, 2020 at 8:20 pm

    I’m really curious about how Austria will handle the new rules, as it is nearly impossible to fly there now.
    As always Henrik, great info!

  27. AwareWare on July 24, 2020 at 8:21 pm

    "any operator of a drone which weighs less than 250g but has a camera (other than a toy), such as the new DJI Mavic Mini, must also be registered".
    .. Do they mean a toy drone or toy camera? How do they draw a distinction? 720 vs 4K resolution? And why is a camera a "risk" factor? …. Kids and hobbyists have been flying toy helicopters for the past 40 years. But next month (?) it will become illegal to fly even a toy drone with a camera, unless you register it and pay annual fees like a motor vehicle. Why? The real reason is they want to free low altitude air space for commercial drones to deliver items from Amazon, etc. So kids and hobbyists won’t be flying even in their back yards. After registering your flying cameras, the next step of course will be to register ALL cameras. Why? The richest and most influential man on Earth is making his final tyrannical power grab. A lockdown move. Everyone has noticed. Everyone knows his name.

  28. DrDuu on July 24, 2020 at 8:21 pm

    Thanks for the news. But why is no practical test fir the biggest drones in C3/C4?🤔 I hope DJI will reduce the weight of Mavic Pro 2, like less weight accu, another question is the time of validity of the the online and practical course…hopefully not every year a repeater (big increasing of the
    Costs)…once a time is sufficient same as for driver license.

  29. Rene Skudstrup on July 24, 2020 at 8:22 pm

    Super dejligt med en gennemgang – fedt med skema 🙂

  30. ChocolateMedia on July 24, 2020 at 8:22 pm

    Thanks for the clear info.

  31. Stan Cook on July 24, 2020 at 8:23 pm

    Fun times ahead for us in the US.

  32. AwareWare on July 24, 2020 at 8:23 pm

    They just outlawed drone cameras without registration… Next they will outlaw any sort of mobile camera – especially cellphones – without registration… photography is no longer considered an art, but a form of government surveillance.

  33. AwareWare on July 24, 2020 at 8:24 pm

    They just outlawed drone cameras without registration… Next they will outlaw any sort of mobile camera – especially cellphones – without registration… photography is no longer considered an art, but a form of government surveillance.

  34. Martin Lawless on July 24, 2020 at 8:25 pm

    Does fpv class as out of sight

  35. vxrtom on July 24, 2020 at 8:25 pm

    Thanks for the info! Very detailed. Shame they’re making it harder for us serious drone pilots.

    Also the end:
    "Feel free to dislike the video, press the thumbs down twice" hahahaha

  36. Edward Knight on July 24, 2020 at 8:26 pm

    In the open category the c0 don’t you have to take a test if the drone has a camera

  37. All About Spain by BarryHaylor on July 24, 2020 at 8:27 pm

    Do you know if you have the mavic mini can you use the videos for YouTube, I live in Spain 🇪🇸
    Good informative video, thanks Barry Spain 🇪🇸

  38. Ray Hollands on July 24, 2020 at 8:29 pm

    Hi Henrik.

    This online course and test similar to the US’s part 107?

  39. Gibson Angel René on July 24, 2020 at 8:29 pm


  40. AntimatePcCustom on July 24, 2020 at 8:30 pm

    so in other words. a more relaxed rules in Denmark. i don’t mind. because i fly under the rules as they have been so far. (not allowed to fly near people (NO OVER PASS!) only near spectator, if they want to look, only up to 100 meters as the rules are now! flying with about 300 gram race/freestyle drone and mini/micro fixed wing. VLOG no changes there. and ofcourse have a free online course and registered drone with name, pilot license number and even got my drone insured for when i fly at event or model airport.) so this is only a step up in my book.

  41. Biradavada Dhanesh on July 24, 2020 at 8:30 pm

    Thanks for the information Henrik, your videos are very helpful 🙂

  42. Social Ghost on July 24, 2020 at 8:32 pm

    Det kan godt være at du nævnte det i videoen (og undskyld for at bede dig gentage det), men bare hvis jeg har forstået det rigtigt: hvis man nuværrende har Kategori 1B og så bliver det lavet om til at dække droner op til 25 kg? …og nu skal man ikke informere både politi og naboere når man skal flyve med drone indenfor bymæssige områder?

  43. Allan Jackson on July 24, 2020 at 8:32 pm

    Hi Henrik. I’ve heard that the Mavic Air 2 will not be able to operate under A1 operational rules as it is not CE certified and that it will have to be flown in a more restrictive ‘unclassified’ category. Do you know if this is correct?

  44. Carljohan Trier on July 24, 2020 at 8:34 pm

    Hej. God video for det første. Men ville høre om du på nogen måde kunne lave en omkring reglerne specifikt i denmark. Og ved du om det er sandt at nu skal man også registrere sin mavic mini? Fordi den har et kamera?

  45. John J on July 24, 2020 at 8:35 pm

    Tak for de gode programmer. Rart at se en Dansker også på nettet. Reglerne for droner er vel de samme som for RC gliders altså fixed wing sålænge de er i synsfeltet?

  46. Peter F Kapnistos on July 24, 2020 at 8:36 pm

    New drone regulations expected this summer will require "toy camera drones" to be registered by children as young as 12 years old. But there is minimum age for federal registrations: a 12-year-old child is incapable of consenting, for want of legal age or a sufficient understanding. It should also be noted that a drone under 250 grams without a camera needs no registration. So it is apparent that surveillance cameras are what actually need to be registered. But what about a camera flying on a box kite with a string? Or what about the cameras of airline passengers who take photos from the airplane windows? These matters need to be logically addressed without "magical thinking solutions" or there will be serious lawsuits. And at what distance off the ground does a camera need to be registered: a long selfie stick? Let’s face it. The art of aerial photography as well as the drone hobby, are being strong-armed out of existence to allow for delivery drones, and the operators of delivery drones will soon have the same social status as truck drivers.

  47. Nicklas Toft on July 24, 2020 at 8:37 pm

    will they not make everything no fly zones in Denmark ? 🙁

  48. Bogar Vallejo on July 24, 2020 at 8:38 pm

    Where can I take the online course for the open category?

  49. Ericorg on July 24, 2020 at 8:39 pm

    Is the 250g criteria MTOW or just Regular TOW? Because that will change the category in which the Mavic mini falls.

  50. Mads Kristensen on July 24, 2020 at 8:39 pm

    Er Online course i C1 ligesom dronetegnet som er der nu? Og kan det passe at C1 skal tage en test i virkeligheden og ikke en online test? Og minder testen så mere om et kursus? Jeg overvejer nemlig at købe Dji Mavic air 2! Fortsat god dag!

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