Originally Posted by Denisoftus
This is very confusing. First link states never flight closer then 5km from any aerodrome, right, ok, but the second link shows Bray (far longer then 5km from Dublin airport), for example, as Class C airspace, which limits you to 15m alt (again according to the website). What is this site anyway? And where does it take the map data from? I could not confirm on IAA site that this area is restricted to 15m to flight drones. Is there an official IAA map to confirm it?
By the way, Flyryte site now offering online course, is it worth taking it? With so many restrictions and rules one can be so easily and genuinely confused.
Nobody can fly within 5 km of any airport. If you're licensed, you can fly with express permission from the IAA. Outside that, usually to 15 miles (this is Class C), anyone can fly without permission, but only up to 15 m (or 50 ft). Outside that again, you can fly pretty much un-restricted - max of 120 m altitude, and 300 m distance from controller to drone.
Unfortunately the IAA don't offer an official online map of Irish airspace - you're forced to buy a hard copy from OSI, which is expensive and just behind the times IMHO. So that FlyRyte online map is an unofficial map, pretty much just as a guide. What's there is accurate though, and while I don't have experience with FlyRyte personally, they have a great reputation in the drone industry here, so if you're interested in learning everything I would recommend the course on reputation alone.