Apply for permission for aviation in a prohibited area

All aviation activities are forbidden in prohibited areas. Besides conventional flight operations, aviation also includes flying remotely piloted aircraft and model aircraft, for example. For special reasons, Traficom may grant permission for flying in a prohibited area. Permissions are always granted on a case-by-case basis and for one area at a time.

There are two types of permissions:
single permission
permission for a fixed term

Single permissions must be applied for at least 3 working days before the operations in the prohibited area are intended to begin. Single permissions are always granted on a case-by-case basis, for no more than two months at a time.

Application for a fixed term permission must be submitted to Traficom at least 7 working days before the operations in the prohibited area are intended to begin. The fixed term permission may last to the end of the same calendar year at maximum. 

The application can be submitted using Traficom's form LU3630. You may fill in the form online, or print it out, fill in by pen and send the completed form by e-mail to Traficom’s registry: kirjaamo@traficom.fi and ilmatila@traficom.fi. A fee is charged for the permission as established in the Decree on Traficom's service fees by the Ministry of Transport and Communications. Permissions are always granted on a case-by-case basis.

Permission for aerial photography

Traficom's permission only gives the right to fly within the prohibited area. The possible need for permission for aerial photography must be separately applied for from the Defence Command.