Since 1st February, new rules apply when flying in Sweden. The biggest change is that license requirements for drones up to 7 kg has been removed, and that the regulations now also affect non-comercial flying.
All drones with weight less thant 150 kilo are covered covered by the rules, regardless of whether they fly privately or for commercial purpose. Drones used for special activities - military, customs, pollice, search and rescue, fire fighting, coast guard and accident investigation - are exempted from the rules. For these activities, special conditions apply instead. The condition requirement for drones under 7kg (UAS 1A and 1B) has now been removed.
This is also new:
- The maximum flight height for the vast majority of drones is 120 meters above ground in uncontrolled zone.
- Drones below 7kg (flying at a maximum 90km/h) may fly in an airport control zone without permission from the tower IF you're at least 5km away from the landing runway at a maximum of either 10m or 50m above ground (different rules apply to different control zones, always check local rules in the area you're flying in - we recommend LFV Dronemap)
- If you plan to fly close to a helicopter airport you must contact the affected helicopter airport.
- All drones must have a marking with contact details to the owner.
- Indoor flights are not covered by the rules.
- Simplified requirements when flying in the dark (nightflying) - only requirement is lights.
- Simplified permission for drones weighing 7-25kg when flying within sight.
- New types of license categories for special types of flights, such as flight out of sight and high altitude flying.