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You enter your place of residence or the place where you want to contact the administration or use the location sensing.

Enter words here that describe what you are looking for (e.B. cut a tree) or a matter for citizens and companies (e.B. house construction, marriage).
Source: BUS Sachsen-Anhalt (Linie6PLus)

Apply to fly into geographic areas with drones


Drones are unmanned aerial vehicles that, together with remote control, form an "Unmanned Aircraft System" (UAS). They offer you a variety of applications, such as in the field of photography and videography, in the rescue of fawns or the measurement of areas.

When operating a drone, you may also want to fly over geographical areas for which you need permission. A geographical (UAS) area is a part of airspace defined by the competent aviation authority that allows, restricts or excludes UAS operations. This is intended to avoid risks for

  • public security,
  • the protection of privacy and personal data, or
  • the environment.

Nationwide geographic (UAS) areas are, for example,

  • Federal trunk roads,
  • Federal waterways or
  • Residential plots.

You want to fly over a geographical (UAS) area, but cannot obtain the consent of the operator or the competent authority? For example, do you want to operate your aircraft near airports or over residential properties without consent and at a height of less than 100 meters?
If there is a legitimate interest in this, you can obtain permission to fly in geographical (UAS) areas from the responsible state aviation authority.

  • sufficient air liability insurance
  • required proof of competence
  • the intended operation and use of airspace does not lead to:
    • a threat to aviation safety, or
    • on a threat to public security and order, in particular to violations of data protection and nature and environmental protection
  • Application for entry into a UAS geographical area
  • Proof of air liability insurance
  • if necessary:
    • Certificate of competence A1/A3 or certificate of competence A2 (remote pilot certificate A2)
    • Self-explanation practical skills
    • Site plan
    • written consent of the property owner
    • Mandate of the authorities, bodies or operators concerned
    • Clearance by German air traffic control
    • SORA (Specific Operations Risk Assessment) with a detailed operational description (ConOps)
    • Expert opinion on the suitability of the site and affected airspace
    • further evaluations and expert opinions, for example in the field of noise and nature conservation

There is no deadline.

  • Contradiction

Federal Ministry of Digital Affairs and Transport (BMDV)

The text was automatically translated based on the German content.

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