What do you have to keep in mind?

  • You need to attach an identification mark, or label, to your aircraft and acquire any necessary proof of knowledge.

  • If necessary, obtain permission from the local aeronautical authority of the Federal State (Landesluftfahrtbehörde), DFS or DFS Aviation Services, ...

  • Learn how the aircraft works and test it out.

  • Observe the manufacturer's guidelines.

  • Pay attention to wind, weather, obstacles and airspace.

  • Give manned aircraft and balloons the right-of-way and stay clear of them.

  • Keep a safe distance from public pathways and overhead power lines.

  • Comply with rules and regulations on data protection and privacy.

  • Obtain liability insurance.

  • Are you using the drone for commercial purposes? You will need to get the permission (Erlaubnis) of the local aviation authority (Landesluftfahrtbehörde).