Published on November 2nd, 2015 | by Mark Dwyer


IAA Proposed New Drone Rules

Proposed Small Unmanned Aircraft (Drones) and Rocket Order

The Irish Aviation Authority is proposing to publish a Small Unmanned Aircraft (Drones) and Rocket Order, which is now available for comment. This legislation will apply to small unmanned aircraft being used in or over the State.

The draft text is can be read HERE and is also included below.

Comments on this draft order may be submitted, in writing, to:

FAO: Ms Kelly Hood,
Safety Regulation Division,
Irish Aviation Authority,
11-12 D’Olier St.,
Dublin 2.


Comments must be received before 5pm Tuesday 10th November 2015 to ensure they are included in the review.

Download the PDF file .

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About the Author

Mark is an airline pilot flying the Boeing 737 for a major European airline. In addition he is also a Type Rating Instructor, Type Rating Examiner and Base Training Captain on the B737. Outside of commercial flying Mark enjoys flying light aircraft from the smallest 3 Axis microlights up to heavier singles. He is also an instructor and EASA Examiner on single engines and a UK CAA Examiner. He flies the Chipmunk for the Irish Historic Flight Foundation (IHFF). Mark became the Chairman of the National Microlight Association of Ireland (NMAI) in 2013 and has overseen a massive growth in the organisation. In this role he has worked at local and national levels. In 2015, Mark won ‘Upcoming Aviation Professional Award’ at the Aviation Industry Awards sponsored by the IAA. Mark launched this website back in 2002 while always managing the website, he has also been Editor and Deputy Editor of FlyingInIreland Magazine from 2005 to 2015.

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