Following a variety of other Dutch drone operators, Dronewatch has actually likewise acquired an operating permit from the Environment and Transport Inspectorate (ILT) to be able to right away run in the Specific classification. In addition to formerly gotten exemptions for running flights over buildings and operations in regulated airspace, Dronewatch will soon also have a long-running night fly waiver.


The releasing of the functional authorization on the basis of the brand-new EASA guidelines is the last part of the conversion process for operators with a ROC licence, of which the Netherlands counted against the 200 at the end of 2021. The RPAS Operator Certificate provided expert drone operators the chance to perform higher risk drone flights, for example for carrying out examinations in built-up locations or making flights in a CTR.

The ROC (and its RPA-L drone license) is not recognized in the new European regulations for drones. Rather, the Specific classification has come. For existing ROC operators, a conversion procedure was rigged, where, after sending an updated functional manual and some more information, an operating licence for the Specific category could be used to the ILT. Up until now, a number of lots operating licenses have actually been issued.

Dronewatch has actually now also been moved to the brand-new routine. With assistance from AirHub, Dronewatch got a ROC license in July 2020, and now also the operating license to become active in the Specific classification. The so-called benefits consist of the conduct of drone flights over regulated area in the built-up environment and drone flights in civilian and military CTRs, both in the Netherlands and in other European countries.

Night Fly Waiver

In addition to the DJI Mavic 2 Pro and the DJI Inspire 2, the new DJI Mavic 3 is consisted of in the Dronewatch Operational Manual, so that all these gadgets can be used for our operations. New is the addition of a long-running night fly waiver, permitting drone flights outside the daylight period (UDP).