Information on remote controlled aircraft | BULATSA

Information on remote controlled aircraft

At the attention of airspace users intending to apply to use remote controlled aircraft:

With regard to fulfillment of the requirement of paragraph 5, Art. 13 of Ordinance No. 2 of the Ministry of Transport of 10 March 1999 on flight rules:

“ (5) (New – State Gazette, issue 80 of 2014, in force since 04.12.2014) The flights of remote controlled aircraft are conducted in a reserved airspace after written permission by DG CAA.”

BULATSA would like to inform all airspace users who use remote controlled aircraft (for example: drones or other unmanned aircraft) that they shall comply with the following:

  • The airspace users must request through a letter to the Directorate General “Civil Aviation Administration” (DG CAA) permission for conduction of the respective flight activity. (the letter must describe the activity, the necessary zone/zones, date of the activity, beginning and end hour, responsible person during the activity and mobile telephone number for contact with him.)
  • The obtained permission by DG CAA (scanned), along with the “Application for Use of Airspace” (please, see a sample below) must be sent to email address: or fax: +359 2 945 91 80, at least 8 calendar days before the planned use of airspace (point 2, paragraph 1, Art. 18 of Instruction No. 24 of the Ministry of Transport, Information Technology and Communications of 27 September 2013 on the Operations of the Airspace Management Cell of the Republic of Bulgaria).
  • In the case of approval of the application, the Airspace Management Cell produces a NOTAM message and after its publication, sends to the applicant a response, containing information about the permitted to use airspace.
Application for use of airspace
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