This is one of the questions I get asked so many times. There is a short and long answer for most things but the short answer is Yes but No. Basically you need a flyers ID to fly and a UK ID is no use in Europe now. I say Europe as that's what we seem to call the EU when we are British. 

It's fairly straight foreward to get one though. Just go to the Irish Aviation Website, apply for an Irish Operators / Flyer ID and you are good to go. The cost as of June 2022 is 30 Euros for two years. You'll need to do a theory flight test that you have to get 100% pass but if you get the answers wrong then you can go back and take another guess at each question until you get them all right. You don't need to re-sit the entie exam again. Allow around half an hour. Take guesses where you don't know and go back and try again. There are several answers that I felt made no sense at all and I've had a UK 'License' (permission) for around 7 or eight years now.

You'll need to confirm your ID and you can just put an English address in. And then you are good to go. Here is a link to the IAA (Irish Aviation Authority) drone page. Pleases don't take this article as this is all that you need. Different countries vary.



In September 21, Autel launched the first EVO II Pro and also the EVO II Dual 640T Enterprise. to resellers across the Globe. Last year enterprise drones received great attention from manufacturers but nothing came close to Autel Robotics.

I’ve had the opportunity to fly the EVO II Pro numerous times with Skyviation and I’m really impressed with the small things that they thought of like the mini Smart Controller. Althouhh personally I haven't flown the Dual 640T Enterprise, I hear  the quality of the 640*512 InfiRay thermal sensor is incredible and is now standard for integration into Thermal Enterprise UAS. 

EVO II Enterprise Pro (6K) – Video Production, Photography, Mapping, 3D Modeling and Inspections

  • Sony IMX383 1” CMOS Image Sensor

EVO II Dual 640T Enterprise – Asset/Infrastructure Inspections, Public Safety and Wildlife Management

  • Sony IMX586 1/2” CMOS Sensor
    • Fixed Aperture: f/1.8
    • 4x Lossless Zoom / 16x Digital Zoom
    • Shoot up to 8K Video
  • InfiRay 640×512 Thermal Core
  • Vanadium Oxide Uncooled 
  • Radiometric Capabilities
  • 16x Digital Zoom
  • Night flight screen recording

I'll be continuing this review soon once I've had more hands on experience