Drone Flying in Alania

Hi Guys, new member/drone flyer here. I’m an all around videographer/photographer and finally got myself a drone. I’ve got the DJI Mini 4 Pro. Got all my UK license etc sorted.

My question is, in June I am going on a trip to Albania, it’s not work, just a personal trip, I’m just trying to work out what if anything I need to do pilot license/operator ID wise for Albania. I’ve done some research and as far as I can tell, flying in EU countries you need an operator ID/Pilot license from your home member EASA state, obviously with Brexit and the UK not being in the EU anymore, how does this work? I am correct in saying that if I was to get my a license/operator ID from the Irish Aviation Authority, that would cover me? I have messaged the Albanian Aviation Authority and they said that they use the same regulations as the EU.

" Drone operations in Albania are regulated under the same legal frame as in EU.

The EU No. nr. 2019/945 and EU No.2020/639 Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2020/639 of 12 May 2020 amending Implementing Regulation (EU) 2019/947https://eur-lex.europa.eu/legal-content/EN/TXT/?uri=CELEX%3A32020R0639], as transposed and incorporated into Albanian legislation.

In general, if your drone weight falls into “open” category, then you should apply the operational restrictions contained at Table 1 - Open Category - Civil Drones |EASA [https://www.easa.europa.eu/en/domains/civil-]"

So I’m assuming and Irish license would do? Also am I correct in saying that compared to the UK cost of £11, it’s 30 euro for the ID and 40 euro for the proof of training?

Many thanks,

hiya, quick reply here, i used the irish (my-srs isnt it?) with old mini 3 pro a couple of years back to greece, and pretty sure i ONLY needed the £30 for the <250g drone, i nearly paid extra for proof of training (its read the manual , same as uk, check it though) but didnt in the end, didnt see i needed it, the Greek HAA were happy with licence and so on.
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Thanks for the reply, I did come across a previous post that mentioned the French Operator/Pilot ID, which I’ve now done and was free, so I’m hoping that will suffice!