YOU NEED TO KNOW THIS BEFORE YOU START A DRONE

  • Before launching your drone, it is important that you inform yourself about the legal restrictions and basic principles. If you are flying in public airspace, there are a number of things to consider.
  • In cooperation with the Federal Office of Civil Aviation (FOCA), AEROPERS, skyguide and the Swiss Model Aircraft Association, we have summarised the most important rules for flying drones for you. 

 

These drone rules apply in Switzerland

  • Drones are popular and have become a mass phenomenon. The more missiles buzzing around in the sky, the more important are clear rules. And just as important: that every person launching a drone knows these rules. Stricter drone regulations in line with EU law have been planned in Switzerland for some time. But their introduction has been delayed. 
  • We facilitate your entry into the world of drones. Visit a drone course at SAFEDroneFlying. Our courses are suitable for private and professional applications. Aerial photogrammetry (surveying) is our specialty! Unfortunately, we can only offer the courses in German language at the moment.

 

Where and how can I fly?

  • The flight zone map provides information about no-fly zones. The app you need to fly a drone from DJI tells you whether you are not allowed to fly at your location or only with permission. In addition to the DJI app, the installation of the skyguide app "Swiss U-Space" is recommended.

SWISS U-SPACE APP

 - Purple: Airports and airfields, no flying within a radius of 5 kilometers.

- Yellow: Nature reserves, no flying.

- Blue: Flying allowed, but not higher than 150 meters.

- Red: No-fly zone for all drones, located near Vaduz.

 

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  • It is not prohibited to fly over inhabited areas. However, you need a permit from the Bazl to fly directly over crowds or in their vicinity (less than 100 meters). A crowd is a group of at least 24 people standing close together. 
  • In addition, you may only fly if you have a liability insurance with at least one million francs coverage. Drones weighing less than 500 grams are exempt from this obligation, but we would recommend insurance for this as well. 
  • For drones weighing less than 500 grams, only the ban on nature reserves and the red no-fly zone apply. The other restrictions do not apply. Behave considerately! Do not fly directly over the heads of people or at an airport.
  • In addition, the provisions of the Data Protection Act and the protection of privacy apply. If you recognize persons on their drone video or if they fly over other people's gardens, you must obtain permission from the respective persons. 

 

HAPPY LANDINGS!