Safe drone flights with the DFS drone app

The app provides users with information on the rules and regulations that have to be obeyed when using drones in Germany.

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What is not allowed?

    • You are not allowed to fly near an airport as a rule. 'Near' in this case means less than 1.5 kilometres from the airport fence.

    • You are not allowed to fly in the control zone without a clearance from the control tower.

    • You are not allowed to fly above groups of people, hospitals, nuclear power plants, embassies, consulates, scenes where the police or rescue services are operating, industrial facilities, Federal trunk roads, Federal waterways, prisons or military objects, or fly at a distance of less than 100 m to these areas.

    • You are not allowed to fly above nature reserves.

    • You are not allowed to fly above 100 m as a rule.

    • You are not allowed to fly while under the influence of drugs or alcohol.

    • You are not allowed to take photographs or videos of people without their permission.

    • You are not allowed to fly at night without lighting.

    • You are not allowed to operate without getting the permission of the landowner.