- Before starting operations pilot must check on d-flight website if the area is allowed for UAS OPEN operations.
- Holders of UAS pilot certificate issued by EU member states/EASA countries
If you hold a certificate required for the OPEN category A1-A3 and/or A2, you will be able to use your certificate also in Italy, in accordance with the requirements set out in EU regulation 2019/947.
You will need to comply with the below requirement:
- a liability insurance is required
If your UAS weighs less than 250 grams and is equipped with any sensor (i.e. camera):
- no remote pilot certificate will be required for operations in the OPEN category as per EU reg. 2019/947
- registration on d-flight website will be required(in case you are at the same time pilot and operator) a liability insurance is required
Holders of UAS pilot certificate issued by EU member states/EASA countries
If you hold a certificate required for the OPEN category A1-A3 and A2, you will be able to use your certificate also in Italy, in accordance with the requirements set out in EU regulation 2019/947.
In addition to the above, remote pilots operating UAS in the ‘specific’ category shall comply with the competency requirements set out in the Operational Authorization by the competent authority or as defined by the standard scenario and shall have at least the following competencies:
- ability to apply operational procedures (normal, contingency and emergency procedures, flight planning, pre-flight and post-flight inspections);
- ability to manage aeronautical communication;
- manage the unmanned aircraft flight path and automation;
- leadership, teamwork and self-management;
- problem solving and decision-making;
- situational awareness;
- workload management;
- coordination or handover, as applicable.
Pilots can demonstrate the possession of competencies related to point (d) to (h) through the attendance of a CRM course for UAS.
In addition, to operate under Italian standard scenarios IT-STS-01 and IT-STS-02 pilots are required to hold an accreditation of practical training, released by an Italian Recognized Entity. Valid Accreditations are also the ones released by other EASA national authorities/Recognised Entities to operate on Standard Scenarios EASA STS-01
Training - For operation falling under the ‘specific’ category, the training depends on the operation you intend to conduct. Unless the operation falls into a standard scenario, after the risk assessment, the
Operator will need to propose a possible training course to the National Aviation Authority. The authority will evaluate the adequacy of the training and, if they confirm it in the Operational Authorization, the training will become the required training.
Note: For additional information please refer EASA website “Travelling with Drones” and the following EASA Linkedin webpage