Drone Laws in Croatia

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I'm visiting Croatia now and brought my P3A.

I've been researching the laws here, and it is quite difficult because most everything is in Croatian and not English. I will be flying recreationally.

Does anyone have more details about what is needed to legally fly in Croatia? I'm aware to not fly at night, within line of sight, not above crowds of people or buildings, and not near airports.

From what I've found, I may need the following:
  • Airworthiness certificate
  • Operators’ Certificate
Are these needed? And if so, how do I acquire them?

Thank you in advance!!!
 
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If you want to fly legally in Croatia you will face so many stupid bureaucracy that you will give up. On the other side you should do something really dumb to get in trouble for flying your drone without any licence here. Where exactly are you going?

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But Croatia is beautiful, especially by the sea.
 
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Croatia is amazing. The sceneries you can capture from above are breathtaking. My advice to OP was not to even bother with attempt to get required licences (chances are slim to none) but to fly without them using common sense. He (yes, I just assumed the gender) would have to do something very stupid or be super unlucky to get in trouble for flying a drone here.


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In Croatia laws for drones are so stupid.
I do not check new lows and regulation here in Croatia because it’s not make common sense.
But last regulative that I read Is so stupid that no one want, or no one can't to comply.
But here some info if you like to be “legal” (this is maybe not authoritative because lows are once in a while change and can be read (in Croatia) in many direction :) )

1. Civil aviation – take flight license – fill one document
2. Enter your aircraft in database one document with
- Aircraft type
- Manufacturer
- Firmware
- Personal information of owner
- Insurance policy (but no one knows on how money)
- Bla blab la ond som other unnecessary information

3. Put metal plate with owner information on drone (must be readable if aircraft burn in fire or explode …. Ha ha like this is every day event

When you spend more time than money on this then you will go to next step of stupidity
If you wan to record video or take photos from above, you have to have permission from National Cadastral Office. This means that you have to send them all information from 1,2 and 3 dots from above and flight plan, date, hight and location where you want to take photo survey.
They will approve or disapprove your request. This will take TWO WEEKS.
If you gain permission you can fligh.
After you take your video you are not allowed to publish it on line on YouTube or any other service.
You must send them video ( I don’t know how ---- probably on some dual layer DVD ??? FUC&#"%&$&#") and ask for permission for publishing online.
This is why some stupidest people, tailor laws in Croatia. Or I should say bureauCrOacya.
Here some info on regulation:

4 Zones:
1 - No Rural areas, lakes, see, pastures and fields, woods, No building, no people (no residents)
2 – some rural, building with no residents,
3 – rural areas like villages or city periphery with business, living, recreational areas
4 – Rural areas city centers, and highly populates areas

3 class of aircrafts
1 – under 5 kg
2 – between 5 and 25
3 – between 25 and 100 kg

4 types of permission
A and B - just your confirmation that you know to flight with aircraft
C - operation manual al flight plan ?? I do not know what it mean
D – psychophysics confirmation and certificate from CRO AFA

With Calass 1 ( under 5 kgs) you can fligh in 1 and 2 zones with A permission
3 zone with C permission
4 zone with D permission

With Class 2 (5-25 kgs) Zone 1 with A, Zone 2 with B, Zone 3 with C, and zone 4 with D

With class 3 (25-100kgs) Zone 1 with B, Zone 2 with C, And zones 3 and 4 with D.

Also NO FLIGHT thru night period !!!!
No FLIGHT under 30 meters from people
Or FLIGHT from less then 150meters from group of people.
No regulative for flight inside building (stupid)

AND NO NEAD PREMISSION FOR AIRCRAFT AND FLIGHING FOR AIRCRAFT UNDER 79 JULES OF KINETIC ENERGY
Put Phantoms have more than 79 Jules of kinetic power :(

Last Information.
Two Slovenian guys paid 5000 kunas (667 Euros) penalty for flight over Zagreb (December Advent event)

And at the end some stupidity from our National Cadastral Office.
They have flight survay photos for Cadastral and it is publicly accessible.( http://preglednik.arkod.hr/ )
And in this areal photo they masked some military bases, airport building ad some other building and areas.
But this masked areas are normally visible thru google earth (even with better resolution) and also street view.

Croatia have great innovators, musicians, engineers, artist but most stupidest or corupted politicians.
 
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But if my drone is registered in my ROMANIA (UE member) is ok to fly in Croatia ? I want to go in holliday there....
 
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for 5-6 days of my stay in this country....
thank you.
 
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And at the end some stupidity from
Croatia have great innovators, musicians, engineers, artist but most stupidest or corupted politicians.
Believe me, you cannot beat Hungary in terms of stupidity...
I'll also be going to Croatia for holiday along with my Phantom. It's a shame that cannot fly my drone there legally...
 
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Croatia is amazing. The sceneries you can capture from above are breathtaking. My advice to OP was not to even bother with attempt to get required licences (chances are slim to none) but to fly without them using common sense. He (yes, I just assumed the gender) would have to do something very stupid or be super unlucky to get in trouble for flying a drone here.


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Hey I'm heading to Croatia this week and plan to bring my drone. Obviously it's too late to get permission. Have they cracked down or can you get away with flying if you show some common sense?
 
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Hi everyone, just bought my Mavic Pro and was interested what are laws regarding flying in Croatia because I am going there for leave (living abroad indefinitely). I read them carefully and I mostly understood what is related to my drone or any other drone less than 5KG.

4 Zones:
1 - No Rural areas, lakes, see, pastures and fields, woods, No building, no people (no residents)
2 – some rural, building with no residents,
3 – rural areas like villages or city periphery with business, living, recreational areas
4 – Rural areas city centers, and highly populates areas

3 class of aircrafts
1 – under 5 kg
2 – between 5 and 25
3 – between 25 and 100 kg

4 types of permission
A and B - just your confirmation that you know to flight with aircraft
C - operation manual al flight plan ?? I do not know what it mean
D – psychophysics confirmation and certificate from CRO AFA
This is mostly true.

With Calass 1 ( under 5 kgs) you can fligh in 1 and 2 zones with A permission
3 zone with C permission
4 zone with D permission



With Class 2 (5-25 kgs) Zone 1 with A, Zone 2 with B, Zone 3 with C, and zone 4 with D

With class 3 (25-100kgs) Zone 1 with B, Zone 2 with C, And zones 3 and 4 with D.
There is mistake here with class 1 (which is where majority of our drones are) and it looks like this:


Also NO FLIGHT thru night period !!!!
No FLIGHT under 30 meters from people
Or FLIGHT from less then 150meters from group of people.
No regulative for flight inside building (stupid)
This is also true and you need to know rules of flying which you will sign i declaration to which I will come in a moment

AND NO NEAD PREMISSION FOR AIRCRAFT AND FLIGHING FOR AIRCRAFT UNDER 79 JULES OF KINETIC ENERGY
Put Phantoms have more than 79 Jules of kinetic power :(
This is incorrect. Kinetic power (0.5*m*v*v; m-mass, v-speed in m/s) is meant kinetic power of the descent which for DJI 3 for example is - 0.5*1.28*3*3 = 5.76 J. however it is not related to issuing permission but technical permissions of drone.

So to sum it up - If you want to drive your drone that is less than 5 Kgs and you drive it only over non populated areas or smaller populated areas (basically everything else than urban areas, big cities which in croatia are like 3 or so only) you need to have 1. instructions on how to operate your drone (which everyone has, just you have to have it with you/near you physically while driving) and 2. Filled in and signed declaration of which category of flight you are going to operate and that you accept all of regulations, that your data is true, information about drone, etc... and send it to agency on this address:
Hrvatska Agencija za civilno zrakoplovstvo, Odjel letačkih operacija 10000 ZAGREB, Ulica grada Vukovara 284
3. 16 years or more

Flying over big cities like Zagreb,Split,RIjeka etc. falls in category C and for that u need permissions.

Declaration can be found here - http://www.ccaa.hr/download/documents/fod-frm-005_2282
 

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