ENAC Drone License – Non-Critical Operations
One of the fundamental obligations of the current ENAC regulation on drones, as well as the European EASA regulation on drones (EASA regulation – Drones – regulatory framework), whose entry into force has been postponed due to Covid-19 to 01/01/2021, is that for to fly a drone over 250 grams in weight (MTOW – see Drones: Acronyms and Terms) it is necessary to have the pilot certificate for “Non-Critical Operations“, provided that you fly in compliance with the following conditions during the flight:
- VLOS (see Drones: Acronyms and Terms),
- max height 120 meters A.G.L.,
- 50 meters from people,
- 150 meters from congested areas,
- never on gatherings of people.
How to obtain the ENAC drone license
To obtain the ENAC drone license, it is necessary to pass an online test prepared by ENAC, which includes 40 multiple choice questions. If you answer a minimum of 30 questions out of 40 correctly, you will reach 75% of the score, and you will be awarded the ENAC drone license for “Non-Critical Operations”. Each correct answer is worth +2 points, while each wrong answer is worth -1 point, each answer not given is worth 0 points.
From which it is easy to understand that it is better to use a little strategy if you want to pass the test on the first try. Please note that to access the tests you must be in possession of the SPID for registration on the ENAC site and have a credit card to pay the 31.00 euros for the test (fee that allows the execution of 4 tests, then in the case in did not pass the exam you have to pay again 31.00 euros).
Exam subjects for the ENAC drone license
The subjects defined by ENAC for the drone license, on which the online test questions relate, include:
- Air Safety
- Aviation regulations
- Airspace restrictions
- Limitations of human performance
- Operating procedures
- General knowledge of APR
- Confidentiality and data protection
Each subject defined by ENAC for drone pilots includes all the aspects and knowledge that the pilot must have to fly a drone safely.
Free eBooks for preparing for the ENAC test
To prepare for the online test, ENAC has made the following material available:
- Syllabus – online course – version 2 of 1st july 2020,
- regulation “Mezzi Aerei a pilotaggio remoto” (version 3),
- circolare ATM-09.
However, in order to simplify the approach to the exam subjects defined by ENAC for the online drone license, 4mydrone has prepared free, printable and downloadable eBooks for preparing for the exam tests.
The eBooks are structured in such a way as to be able to focus on the fundamental aspects of the exam subjects, they are rich in info-graphics that facilitate reading and learning.
Below is the complete series of 4mydrone eBooks for the ENAc drone license online. To download, click on the eBook of interest.
Note regarding the images: The highlighted image shown in the article is taken – from the personal RPA operator certificate – for Non-Critical Operations issued by ENAC. The use of the images is exclusively for the purpose of a better understanding of the contents of the article. The cover images of the eBooks were made by 4mydrone.
Last Updated on/Ultimo aggiornamento – 05/10/2020