RPA are obligated to comply with Annex 2 — Rules of the Air.
This form, from the Manual on Remotely Piloted Aircraft Systems (RPAS) (Doc 10019), may be used when applying for a special authorization, as required by Annex 2.
Authorizations should only be issued by a CAA, its designees, or its qualified entities. Issuance of authorizations should be approached through a holistic operations-centric risk assessment that assures safe operations and sufficiently qualified operators.
CAAs have the discretion of recognizing or validating authorizations or other aviation certifications issued by other State’s CAAs, designees or qualified entities.
UAS operators may be required to file flight plans in accordance with Annex 2 and if no aircraft type designator has been defined, “ZZZZ” should be entered in item 9 and the RPA type specified in Item 18. UAS operators should define lost C2 link procedures that are acceptable to the ANSP and regulator. It may be difficult for ATCOs, pilots of manned aircraft and other remote pilots to acquire visual contact with the UA due to low conspicuity.