Drones and companies using drones for video and photo footage has been a boom business is Croatia over the past few years. However, due to extremely tight restrictions put in place by the Croatian Civil Aviation Agency (CCAA) more and more calls have been coming from drone users to relax some of these rules. At the first ever drone festival to be held in Croatia, the Osijek Drone Expo, last weekend the CCAA took the opportunity to announce a few rule changes.
"We liberalised the technical requirements for unmanned aircraft systems to fly legally, we allowed night-time flying - which had not been legal until now - and we reduced the minimum safety distance from people or buildings required to fly," commented the CCAA.
There are around 900 companies registered in Croatia for unmanned aerial vehicles, however the actual number of drones in the country is unknown due to the fact theses operators aren’t obliged to report how many drones they actually own.