Kenniscentrum Techniek

Introduction into the professional use of light unmanned aircraft systems (in Dutch)


This introduction provides insight in all actions to be taken in order to fly light unmanned aircraft systems professionally. The introduction is based on the laws and regulations as specified for unmanned aviation applicable during the production of this document. Various checklists accompanied by explanations are provided.

Light unmanned aircraft systems (UAS), also known as remotely piloted aircraft systems (RPAS), are aerial vehicles according to the aviation act and the Chicago Convention. The aviation act and associated regulation are applicable. In some parts of these regulations, specific rules for unmanned aircraft systems are incorporated. Currently, new regulations regarding unmanned aircraft systems is produced, or existing regulations are altered. On July 1st 2013, an amendment regarding aircraftmodel flying was published in the law gazette, including a prohibition of professional use of airspace by RPAS in the Netherlands, unless a permit is administered in name of the State Secretary by the Human Environment and Transport Inspectorate. This introduction provides insight into obtaining such a permit.

Click here for appendix 1 (in Dutch).

Click here for appendix 2 (in Dutch).

Reference Canoy, P.J.L.R. & de Boer, R.J. (2013), Inleiding in het bedrijfsmatig gebruik van lichte onbemande luchtvaartsystemen , NLR UAS Lab, Amsterdam, The Netherlands.
6 November 2013

Publication date

Nov 2013


Canoy, P.J.L.R.
de Boer, R.J.