Permission procedure for drone flights.

  • With drones (500g to 30kg) at a distance of less than 5km from the runways of an airfield. In control zones (CTR) of an airfield, if an altitude of 150m above ground is exceeded. For airfields with a control zone, skyguide issues the permit. For airfields without a control zone, the airfield management is usually responsible.
  • Further information about flights with drones in Switzerland can be found on the skyguide Swiss U-Space website. For all flights requiring approval by skyguide, the Special Flight Office (SFO-Tool) process must be followed.

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Within a radius of 5 kilometers around airfields and heliports, the operation of a drone weighing 0.5 kilograms or more requires a permit from the airfield management.
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Special flights in airspace categories C and D may result in additional coordination work for air traffic control. They are therefore subject to approval by skyguide.
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The SFO (Special Flight Office) tool is a web application that assists the operator in obtaining approval from skyguide for a special flight activity.
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Drones may not be operated in the vicinity of crowds or without direct visual contact. In exceptional cases, the FOCA may issue a permit.
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DJI restricts GEO flights in zones that pose safety concerns. If a flight has been authorized within these zones, DJI allows "GEO users" to temporarily unlock flights.
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Do you have any questions about the approval procedures? You are welcome to contact us. We speak German and English.

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Phone: 044 936 14 14


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