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Non Commercial Flying in Germany

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Farlap, Jun 13, 2016.

  1. Farlap

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    Could any one advise me on the legal situation flying in Germany please? Purely as a non commercial tourist.
     
  2. eyecatcherffm

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    Non-Commercial Basics:

    - 100 m max Altitude
    - Line of Sight
    - Only from Sunrise to Sunset
    - Not over "crowded" Areas (Festivals, Demonstrations etc.)
    - Not over housing areas (Privacy)
    - Keep away from Airports like provided in NoFlyZones of DJI Go.

    Looking for a special Spot to fly in Germany?
     
  3. unyks

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    Hi,

    Aircraft must be below 5KG, around Airports & Helipads you have a 1.5KM NFZ, outside of the 1.5KM radius around an Airport BUT within a control zone you have a max altitude of 30 meters.

    Powerplants, Hospitals, Military sites or areas & Prisons must be avoided, also disaster zones (we have a few in south germany at the moment due to thunder storms) and of course crowded places.

    For private pilots, the maximum altitude is 762 meters (here ends the non-controlled airspace) BUT practically the maximum altitude is limited by the viewing distance (LOS).

    Chris
     
  4. The Editor

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    Have changed the thread title to something more descriptive than "Germany" :)
     
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  5. unyks

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    100M applies to the simple "Aufstiegsgenehmigung" (license) for commercial flights.

    Chris
     
  6. unyks

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    There is a pretty good site (in German) which provides a good overview about the situation in europe: Drohnen-Gesetze für 29 Länder in Europa

    I guess you can figure it out with google translate or other tools!

    Chris
     
  7. eyecatcherffm

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    Chris is right.
    As i´m near Frankfurt/Airport and always fly commercial, i was never refering to the private rules. :)
     
  8. Farlap

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    Thankyou everyone. I do have PFAW but realise it wont cover me in Germany and just want to make a couple of films for my own pleasure, when we visit friends soon. Im hoping this will be within the realms of possibility :)