109 Slovenia

Three equal horizontal bands of white (top), blue, and red, derive from the medieval coat of arms of the Duchy of Carniola. The Slovenian seal (a shield with the image of Triglav, Slovenia’s highest peak, in white against a blue background at the center. Beneath it are two wavy blue lines depicting seas and rivers, and above it are three six-pointed stars arranged in an inverted triangle, which are taken from the coat of arms of the Counts of Celje, the prominent Slovene dynastic house of the late 14th and early 15th centuries) appears in the upper hoist side of the flag centered on the white and blue bands.

Flag courtesy of the CIA World Factbook

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Predjama Castle in Slovenia, a large fortress built into a huge hillside cave.

Photo courtesy of the CIA World Factbook

Slovenia is a member of ICAO, EUROCONTROL, JARUS, EASA, and the EU.
Last updated on April 18, 2024


According to Britannica, Slovenia’s constitution, which was adopted in 1991, established a parliamentary form of government. A president, whose role is largely ceremonial, serves as head of state; presidents are popularly elected for a five-year term and can serve two consecutive terms. The head of government is the prime minister, who is normally the leader of the majority party in the National Assembly (lower house of the parliament), with which most legislative authority rests. Of its 90 members, 88 are elected by proportional representation to four-year terms, with the remaining two seats reserved for one representative each from the Italian- and Hungarian-speaking communities. The nonpartisan National Council, which represents economic and local interests, principally performs an advisory role, but it has the authority to propose new laws, to request the Constitutional Court to review legislative acts, and to initiate national referenda.

The občina (municipality) is Slovenia’s local administrative unit. The country is divided into hundreds of municipalities, about a dozen of which have the status of urban municipality. A popularly elected mayor, municipal council, and supervisory committee govern each municipality. Local government in Slovenia is chiefly responsible for municipal services, primary education, and the administration of social and cultural programs.

Slovenia’s judiciary consists of a Supreme Court and a system of lower courts, the district and regional courts, which hear both civil and criminal cases. The High Labor and Social Court deals with individual and collective labor issues and social disputes. The Constitutional Court is the highest body of judicial authority and upholds the constitutionality and legality of the legislative acts.

Judges are elected by the National Assembly after nomination by the 11-member Judicial Council. Every six years the National Assembly also elects an ombudsman, who is charged with protecting the public’s human rights and fundamental freedoms. The Constitutional Court is composed of nine judges who are elected for a term of nine years.

Civil / National Aviation Authority (CAA/NAA)

The Civil Aviation Agency (CAA) is the competent authority for flight crew licensing involving the conduct of theoretical and practical exams, and issue of licenses.


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ICAO countries publish an Aeronautical Information Publication (AIP). This document is divided into three parts: General (GEN), En Route (ENR) and Aerodromes (AD). ENR 1.4 details the types of airspace classes they chose to adopt from classes A through G. Slovenia AIP

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Drone Regulations

Drone Laws


From 31 December 2020, the following shall apply in the field of UAS:

  1. Regulation on the implementation of the Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) (EU) 2019/947 about UAS (Official Gazette of the Republic of Slovenia, No. 195/20) (hereinafter ‘the UAS Regulation Implementation Regulation’)
    • In addition to determining the competent authority under point 2 below, there are also ‘Geographical restrictions for UAS’
  2. Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2019/947 of 24 May 2019 on rules and procedures for the operation of unmanned aerial vehicles (hereinafter: Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2019/947) and
  3. Commission Delegated Regulation (EU) 2019/945 of 12 March 2019 on drone systems and drone system operators from third countries (hereinafter: Commission Delegated Regulation (EU) 2019/945
    • Both regulations under points 2 and 3 as well as the corresponding Acceptable Methods of Coordination (AMC) and Instructions (GM) can be found at the EASA website – see section (unmanned aircraft system)




Access to the UAS REPOSITORY web application is provided for individuals and organizations using a qualified digital certificate and a personal computer with a modern web browser installed (expect best results with Chrome, Mozzila Firefox, Microsoft Edge,..etc.).


For EU citizens and EU legal entities: UAS operators shall register themselves in the Member State where they have their residence for natural persons or where they have their principal place of business for legal persons and ensure that their registration information is accurate. A UAS operator cannot be registered in more than one Member State at a time.

UAS operators that have their principal place of business, are established, or reside in a third country

The competent authority for the third-country UAS operator shall be the competent authority of the first Member State where the UAS operator intends to operate. Registration is valid throughout the EU.

Entry into the UAS REPOSITORY application with Qualified digital certificate for EU citizens and legal entities

You need a digital certificate for secure electronic business with government agencies. With it, you prove your identity in e-commerce, guarantee the content of electronically submitted information and sign electronically.

A digital certificate is a computer record that contains information about the holder and his public key, as well as information about the issuer of the digital certificate and the period of validity of the digital certificate.

  • check the possibility of obtaining a qualified digital certificate in the EU country of which you are a resident.

Entry into the UAS REPOSITORY application for third country residents

  • access is enabled by submitting an e-mail address and submitting scanned personal documents with a clearly visible photograph and document number.



Operators of unmanned aerial vehicle systems (natural persons, modelers, organizations) shall register if they operate any of the following unmanned aerial vehicles within:

  • open category:
  • an aircraft with a maximum take-off mass of 250 g or more or an aircraft capable of transmitting more than 80 joules of kinetic energy to a human in the event of a collision;
  • an aircraft equipped with a sensor that can capture personal data, unless it complies with Directive 2009/48 / EC
  • registration must also be carried out if the weight of the aircraft is less than 250g, if it is equipped with a sensor that can capture personal data, e.g. DJI Mavic mini (249g).
    • If within family a UAS is used by several family members, it is sufficient to register one family member as an operatorEveryone else still has to pass an education and an exam A1/A3.
  • specific category operate aircraft of any mass.

Minors (less than 18 years of age) can register as an operator with the help of a legal representative (parent).



All those individuals whose unmanned aircraft system is classified as a toy or the unmanned aircraft shall bear the class designation C0( when available). The owner must be familiar with the instructions for use of the toy.

  • toys
  • Aircraft bellow 250 g, operated in subcategory A1, A3
    • If registration is required (camera on an aircraft weighing less than 250g), we recommend that training and an exam be taken as well, as the rules also apply to aircraft weighing less than 250g (except for toys). 

All those individuals who for operations use unmanned aerial vehicle (s) with MTOM from 250g or more.




Announcement of UAS flights can be emailed 12 hours before operation to address: uav@caa.si


In addition to the restrictions of its category (subcategory), on 31 December 2020, Geographical Areas shall apply in accordance with the Regulation implementing the Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) on rules and procedures for the management of unmanned aerial vehicles (hereinafter ‘the UAS Regulation Regulation’).

Restrictions for UAS flights in Slovenia are available at:

  • 2D application
    • also includes an information restriction for flying over populated areas (see warning below)
    • updated October 2022

WARNING: In accordance with Regulation on the Implementation of the UAS Regulation apply (indents 7 and 8 of the first paragraph of Article 5) for OPEN category  in populated areas  flying is PROHIBITED:

  • in an open category in an area where there are facilities intended for housing, business or recreation (eg residential buildings, residential houses, schools, offices, sports facilities, parks), or in which there are civil engineering works where people are (eg motorways), except for UAS up to a weight of 500 g up to a height of 50 m above the ground (AGL) only during the day and with the consent of the owner of the land over which the unmanned aircraft system is operated.  The UAS operator must notify the Agency of such a flight of the unmanned aerial vehicle system by ANNOUNCEMENT OF FLIGHT (see ‘FORMS’ above);
  • ‘in the area of  urban zones (eg city centers, settlements, towns) under the conditions referred to in the previous indent and under any additional conditions determined by the self-governing local community and to the extent determined by this self-governing local community. Prohibitions and restrictions do not apply in a specific category if the UAS operator meets the conditions set out in Article 5 of Regulation 2019/947 / EU and any additional conditions set by the self-governing local community ‘.
  • The geographical areas in the above two indents are drawn with an additional layer ‘BUILT’, which represents the above two indents. The layer is entered for information and the requirements of the Regulation on the Implementation of the UAS Regulation still apply.

Geographical areas will be supplemented in accordance with Articles 5, 6 and 7 of the Decree on the implementation of the UAS Regulation regarding restrictions in the field of state facilities, in the area of police, army …, or in all areas where other regulations will determine that flying is restricted / prohibited.

Advanced Air Mobility (AAM)


Short Essay Questions

Question 1

You have been hired by a Drone Startup Company. Your boss has immediately assigned this job to you.

They need you to prepare a one-page memo detailing the legalities of using a drone to film the castle, pictured above.

They need you to mention any national laws and local ordinances.

They specifically want to know what airspace you will be operating in and whether or not you need an airspace authorization.

Does it matter whether or not you are a citizen of the country?

Lastly, there is a bonus for you if, as you scroll through this chapter, you find any typos or broken links!

Question 2

Do you need a certificate to fly UAS?

If so, how do you obtain one?

Are there fees associated with this?

If so, how much?

Question 3

May you operate beyond visual line of sight?

If so, what procedures must you follow?

Question 4

Does the country have UAM/AAM laws? If so, describe, citing the exact law.

Question 5

Are you aware of any new laws or policies not mentioned above? If so, describe, citing the exact law or policy.





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