You must pay attention to this when flying drones

  • A targeted and comprehensive flight preparation is essential to start a drone flight calmly and still have capacity for the unexpected. On this page you will find all the necessary information.
  • Create your personal checklist so that you don't forget anything important. Checklists reduce errors and provide security.

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DJI restricts GEO flights in zones that raise safety concerns. If a flight has been authorized within one of these zones, GEO allows users with verified DJI accounts to temporarily unlock or self-authorize your flights.
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The drone map of the Federal Office of Civil Aviation FOCA shows where restrictions and prohibitions exist. Click on the corresponding restricted zone to get the information about restriction and licensing authority.
Twice a week, on Monday and Thursday at 03:00, the existing aeronautical obstacles as well as those to be erected within the following 3 days are tracked. This means that every 3 or 4 days a data change is possible.
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The Daily Airspace Bulletin Switzerland (DABS) is part of the flight preparation. It shows the airspace status and serves as an extended preparation for your drone flights. 

>> Guidelines

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The times given are local times and apply to the entire Swiss airspace. The reference point for the time calculation is the Bern Observatory; 46°57' N / 007°26' E. The day begins with dawn and ends after dusk.
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As wind speed increases, it becomes more difficult for any drone to maintain position. The energy demand increases and thus the runtime of the motors decreases. This must be taken into account when planning a flight.

Before taking off with your drone, consider the following points

Fully charge the batteries of the remote control, the drone and the mobile phone. At temperatures below 10°C, preheat the batteries.
Check your drone for damage and signs of wear before flying, to make sure it is airworthy.
Use the Mobile App to check that you are not in a no-fly zone. Activate the "Flight Mode" when flying.
Only launch your drone with sufficient GPS reception. Caution is advised in narrow urban canyons or in wooded areas.
Keep a distance of at least 3m when taking off and landing the drone. Never take off from your hand or land on your hand.
After lift-off: Before flying away, interrupt the climb at eye level to test all control functions.