Registration of UAS operators
UAS operators shall register themselves in compliance with Implementing Regulation (EU) 2019/947. UAS operators shall register themselves in the Member State where they have their residence for natural persons or where they have their principal place of business for legal persons and ensure that their registration information is accurate.
A UAS operator cannot be registered in more than one Member State at a time.
For registration of UAS operators click on https://drones.caa.bg
Cross-border operations or operations outside the state of registration
When an UAS operator intends to conduct an operation in the ‘specific’ category for which other Member State has already granted an LUC or an operational authorisation in accordance with Article 12 of Implementing Regulation (EU) 2019/947, and which is intended to take place partially or entirely in the airspace of Republic of Bulgaria, the UAS operator shall provide the DG CAA with an application via e-mail [email protected] or post or at the DG CAA front desk no later than 7 days before the expected date of start of the operation.
UAS operation in prohibited / restricted areas or reserving airspace for UAS operations
When an UAS operator intends to operate UAS in a prohibited / restricted area or it is necessary to reserve airspace for the UAS operation to mitigate the risk, the UAS operator shall provide the DG CAA with an application via e-mail [email protected] or post or at the DG CAA front desk no later than 7 days before the expected date of start of the operation.
Remote pilot training
Any person who will fly a UAS in the open category, as defined in Article 4 of Implementing Regulation (EU) 2019/947, shall complete training and examination.
For subcategory A1/A3 it is necessary to complete online training followed by completing successfully an online theoretical knowledge examination through the X-TESLA platform.
For subcategory A2, in addition to the online training and the online theoretical examination, it is necessary to pass an additional theoretical examination provided by DG CAA.
The training and examination requirements does not apply to persons operating with UAS that has an MTOM of less than 250 g.
For the online training and examination and the application for an A2 examination as well click on https://x-tesla.caa.bg
For information regarding the UAS geographical zones click