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  1. midego

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    Legal information about flying multicopter drone UAV in different countries comercially.
    This list does not directly include information about the hobbiest flyer, but the listed sources can be used to find these information also pretty easy.
    Most of the sources come in the countries native language. But Google translate will be able to translate the content to let you know what its all about.

    The information bellow is a collection of sources found on the internet. They might not be 100% correct. But I do my best to get the correct informations as I need them my self anyway.

    I’m not liable for the accuracy and completeness of information provided on this page. Always check with the local authorities before you fly.

    Austria

    Since 1.1.2014 the Austrians got strict laws about flying multicopters. The law distinguishes areas in 4 different zones. Open nature space, Space with few buildings like farm buildings, areas with a few buildings like houses and last but not least areas with a lot of buildings like cities.
    Each area has different legal requirements. This includes takeoff weight, legal aproval and for the last two zones a license to fly plus a official license for the multicopter by it self. The multicopter needs to have redudant electronics. This means stuff like automatic failover to a second flight control. To get this license you will need some Austrian flight law training plus a certification of your model and every part that is being used.
    Writting all facts down would be to much. Cost to get certified (including legal training) is about €1000. There is a official website containing all the needed information for the whole legalization process. The content is only available in German language. http://www.austrocontrol.at/luftfah...ewilligungen/flugbewilligungen/unbemannte_lfz
    Informational Video on the new laws

    Australia
    Authorities:

    The Civil Aviation Safety Authority (CASA)
    Flight:

    CASA permits commercial use of RC craft if you hold your UAS OC licence.
    Such a licence requires certification in flight such as your instrumentation certificate. Most UAS OC holders have their PPL or CPL (or the theory of it).
    General requirements include a medical cert, high value public liability insurance and the other pilots certifications as above. Also requires documentation regarding your safety practices, business model, maintenance/repair guides. Additionally, there is a airworthiness inspection/demonstration and proof (logbook) of flight experience above 5 hours.
    There are fees associated with obtaining and maintaining the licence, and the process can cost anywhere from $8-10k AUD when done properly. If you require retests or resubmissions it all costs extra.
    Until CASA finalise any new rulesets the CASR Part 101 apply. Of most notable interest:

    AC 101-3(0) 7.2.1 – Unless approval has been obtained beforehand, model aircraft should only be flown: (a) when the weather is suitable;
    (b) clear of the movement areas or runways of an aerodrome;
    (c) below 400ft above ground level unless:
    (i) clear of controlled airspace, and
    (ii)further than 3 nautical miles from any aerodrome:
    (d) within sight of the operator at all times;
    (e) well clear of populous areas;
    (f) at least 30m clear of persons, vessels, vehicles or structures. This can be reduced for persons behind the direction of take off. Other model operators and any assistants or officials may be within this distance; as may vessels, vehicles or structures under their control.

    For hobby use,
    Spectrum:

    Please see the ACMA documentation for a thorough explanation. Please consult for maximum power output laws.

    Most parts of the ISM Bands are free to use as per normal ACMA guidelines.
    915Mhz can be used for telemetry only.
    1.3Ghz is illegal.
    2.4Ghz is used for control, 5.8 for video.
    Also reminding that a ham radio licence will allow additional power output in certain parts of the spectrum, but IS NOT for commercial use.

    Helpful links:

    CASA UAV Page – Includes 101 and other useful documentation CASR 101 is set to be replaced by CASR 102 in the future, in order to help regulate the new trends of micro UAVs such as our multicopters.

    Belgium

    General recommendations and references

    Brazil

    Unconfirmed user information from the Internet (last edit Jan 9, 2014)

    As of now there its forbinden to fly multicopters / drones commercialy within the Brazil.
    The ANAC is working on to build a brazilian legislation which will allow a legal certification. Maybe we will see a first rules at ending 2014. From now (ANAC & MD) allow only:
    1- After request maybe allow only a experimental flights. (not for commercial purposes)
    2- Should be done in distant places far from populated areas.
    3- Flights BVR (FPV only) is forbidden.
    4- The operation of model aircraft is forbidden near Airports and Military Instalations.
    5- Drones will confiscated immediately by customs agents on border checks. You can buy them locally (at a premium albeit), and use them without much practical issue, but customs is confiscating them willy nilly… (allegation is that its a radio transmission device which has not been certified by the equivalent of the local FCC

    Canada

    If you are flying your multicopter for recreational use then it is considered a model aircraft and should be flown under all model aircraft laws, regulations, and rules. Most of these rules and regulations can be found on the Model Aeronautics Association of Canada website here. Insurance can also be purchased with membership(recommended).

    How unmanned air vehicles are different from model aircraft?

    “Model aircraft” means an aircraft, the total weight of which does not exceed 35 kg (77.2 pounds), that is mechanically driven or launched into flight for recreational purposes and that is not designed to carry persons or other living creatures. Although some micro unmanned air vehicles may weigh less than 35 kg, they are operated by research institutions and other organizations for non-recreational purposes.

    Information on Privacy and Drones by the Privacy Commissioner’s office can be found here.

    If you are flying the aircraft for commercial purposes or making any money from it or using it as promotion for you business then it is not considered a “model aircraft”. If you wish to fly your UAV you need to create an SFOC (Special Flight Operations Certificate) and submit it to your local Transport Canada office. Currently (Oct 2014) turnaround for SFOC’s is ~3 months. Information about SFOCs and flying UAVs can be found on transport Canada’s website: HERE

    China
    The only information I’ve got yet is regarding Shanghai, where you can’t fly any uav by a mayor ordonnance.

    Czech Republic

    Non commercial use seems ok. For commercial use you have to be licenced by CAA (UCL) and need to be insured. Your UAV needs to be certified, each pilot hes to be certified. It takes 4-6 months to get the certification. Certification from other countries are not accepted.
    Two weight category up to 7kg (you set safe distance from people and properties), 7-20kg no closer then 150m from people and properties. No flying in towns, over people and properties. You can fly over people only if under your control. Only visual VLOS, no FPV, no GPS map flying.
    Legal information (Czech language) http://www.caa.cz/navody/budu-chtit-provozovat-bezpilotni-letadlo-jak-postupovat

    Denmark

    You can read the current rules on RC flight here: Bestemmelser for Civil Luftfart (danish)

    Safety distances

    Minimum distance to public road or buildings is 150m.
    Max flying height is 100m above terrain.
    At least 5km to public airfield (8km if military installation)
    No flying over populated areas, or areas where a lot of people is gathered (festivals etc)
    Weight

    Aircrafts (helicopters, etc) weighing 7kg or less (in total, battery and payload included) can be flown without a license.
    Spectrum

    You must follow Lov om radiofrekvenser at all times.
    In short, stick to 2.4GHz and 5.8GHz
    FPV

    Only allowed with spotter. (you must maintain visual contact with the drone at all times)

    Liability

    You are liable for any damage caused by your RC craft. note: your regular insurance (ansvarsforsikring) will most likely NOT cover any damage caused by your craft. You get cheap insurance through you membership of the organization “Modelflyvning Danmark”, so for hobbyist, this is the way to go. If you fly commercial you should get insurance from an insurance agency specialicing in aviation.

    Helpful links

    Landsforening
    Danish summary of laws governing UAS
    Is commercial flying allowed

    Estonia
    Authorities:

    The Estonian Civil Aviation Administration (ECAA).
    Flight:

    As of October 2014, flying UAVs without a license is only allowed in uncontrolled airspace below 500ft (~150m) AGL.
    Flying above 500ft or in controlled airspace (no matter at what altitude) requires a license from the ECAA. One can apply for that by filling a form and sending it to the ECAA at least seven days in advance providing, amongst other things, a specific time and location of the flight as well as contact information.
    Flying in controlled airspace may or may not require constant contact with and clearance from an ATC, depending on the airspace class. The country’s largest airport in Tallinn, for example, being in a class C area, requires RCs (incl multicopters) to have ATC contact (legally even when you’re 10km away form the airport and not flying higher than two meters…).
    Flying without a license is prohibited in the controlled airspace of Tallinn Airport, in a radius of 30km around the Ülenurme airfield in Tartu and in the near proximity of other airfields.
    Spectrum:

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    Misc:

    Anyone controlling an unmanned aerial vehicle is considered a pilot, whether they’re flying a $10 toy, a multirotor or large drones.
    Damage to property by a multirotor (and other RCs..?) can be fined with up to 800 euros.
    Injury caused by RCs may be fined with up to 1200 euros.
    Helpful links:

    Map of the Estonian airspace. Controlled airspace is represented by a faint blue area with a dashed dark blue border. (large-ish pdf; you have to let it load a bit before seeing the airspace markings)
    Some more details here (in Estonian)
    (NOTE: some information here is from memory, so some facts may be incorrect.)

    France
    Private use:

    General rules for private use of drones in France (it is not my home country, but want to go there for the summer holidays):
    • Up to 150 meter
    • Outside urban areas
    • Outside areas with lots of people or animals
    • Not near airfields or flight tracks
    • Photographing a person on his private property is only allowed with its permission
    Source is a Dutch web site with information on living in France: http://infofrankrijk.com/drones/

    Commercial use:
    To fly comemrcialy you’ll need to be a domicile French operator that ownes a a pilot license (theoretical part only): Private Pilot (PPL) pilot glider or microlight.
    The french law defines 7 different categories for different aircrafts and distinguishes areas additionaly in 4 different zones. You’ll need different flight aprovals like a authorization prior each flight szenario.
    Details can be found on following website (french language) http://www.airshoot-technologie.com/contents/fr/d66_reglementation-drone.html

    Germany
    Multicopters need to be lighter then 25kg. If it is heavier it needs a special permit. The usual rules like no flights over people, street etc apply. Every “commercial” flight needs pre ordered aproval from the local aviation authority. There is no global authority for the whole country.
    Even within a single state ist possible to have different authorities. The flight request needs to include informations like a copy of a valid insurance, reason for flight, date, time and launch location etc. The local police should be informed prior the flight to avaoid problems. A official quick summary is available in German language.
    BMVBS Kurzinformation unbemannte Luftfahrtsysteme

    Great Site with lots of usefull information(German language)
    postlink" href="http://www.mikrokopter.de/ucwiki/Aufstiegserlaubnis
    Greece
    Ministerial Decision ΓΔΑΠΚ/ΔΜΕΕΠ/Γ2/Φ51-52-54/81397/2199

    Italy
    The law obliges owners to certify their UAVs and the pilots
    http://www.enac.gov.it/La_Normativa...amenti/Regolamenti_ad_hoc/info-122671512.html

    Regolamento Enac – Italian
    Regolamento Enac – English

    Ireland
    Irish Aviation Authority – Operation of Remotely Piloted Aircraft Systems in Irish Airspace

    Latvia
    There are a strict set of laws concerning RC aircraft for recreational purposes or competitions. However, these laws were written back in 2006, with large gas RC planes in mind.
    Because this is a small post-soviet country, there is no enforcement.
    Police have agreed to allow filming from multirotors as long as we don’t fly directly above people.
    Theres only a dozen of companies that fly multirotors commercially in my country, so if any of them were to do something reckless or dangerous, police would take up the fight with them personally.
    Theres no need for laws if theres so few people flying multirotors.
    Long range FPVers is different. Because there is a single commercial airport in the country and a few small private ones, FPV pilots try to communicate with the real airplanes over radio.

    Morocco
    Unconfirmed information:
    Multicopters that are bought within Morocco don’t have any regulations and are ok.
    But you are not allowed to import your own one.

    Norway
    In Norway you must obtain two permits to fly commercially:
    1) Aerial photography permit from The National Security Authority
    2) RPAS lisence from the Norwegian CAA (Will take aprox. 6 month to get an answer). For the RPAS licence you will also have to make a manual for how you will operate.. Someone whose applying right wrote a 72+ pages manual.
    ALL aerial photo or filming requires Aerial photography permit from The National Security Authority (NSM)
    There are NO EXCEPTION from this rule. it applies to non comercial to.
    FPV is allowed, if you have a spotter, and you fly LOS. For insurance reasons. As you can guess, most of the FPV community don’t follow this rule.
    Frequencies: In short. 2.4ghz and 5.8ghz is open and free to use.
    1.2/1.3 GHz you need to take a amateur radio operator license (HAM). 433mhz is also open for use with HAM.
    The old 35mhz is also free to use. 72mhz is not.
    900 MHz if caught could end up with big fines and possible prison. Mobilephone frequencies.
    Norwegian information: http://www.luftfartstilsynet.no/selvbetjening/allmennfly/RPAS-FAQ/

    Portugal
    Unconfirmed Information:
    It seems the only restriction yet is to fly bellow 500m. Probably the usual laws about distances to airports, military etc. applies too.

    Romania
    As of Jan 21. Romania changed their law. As far as my understanding goes you are still able to fly a sub 1kg. multicopter without a attached camera in wide open nature space.
    But as soon as you attach a camer you’ll need some kind of certification.
    Here’s a article about it (Romanian )
    http://razvanbb.ro/2014/01/ministerul-transporturilor-interzice-dronele.html#axzz2rED7cog1
    You also will want to check the official law site.
    postlink" href="http://www.caa.ro/en/

    South Africa
    On 20th March 2014 News 24 reported the “use of flying drones with mounted cameras has been banned with immediate effect in South Africa by the South African Civil Aviation Authority (SACAA)” [1]. The story seemed to indicate the ban only applied to commercial services, but a Google Groups discussion mentioned: ” I just spoke to the CAA and the story is that they put out an advisory in April (most SA sites carried the news back then) which warned all UAV operators small and large that there’s no laws regulating drone use, therefore anyone who uses one without special permission is in effect breaking the law.” [2].

    [1] http://www.channel24.co.za/TV/News/...-Africa-banned-with-immediate-effect-20140530

    [2] https://groups.google.com/forum/m/#!topic/house4hack/5lyoqaOo8kc"

    Singapore

    Authorities:

    The Civil Aviation Authority of Singapore (CAAS)
    The Infocomm Development Authority of Singapore (IDA)
    The Ministry of Defence (MINDEF) and, under it, the Republic of Singapore Air Force (RSAF)
    Flight:

    RC flight within a 5km radius of aerodomes or above 200ft AGL requires advance permission from CAAS.
    RC flight outside of this radius is generally permitted to a maximum height of 200ft AGL, subject always to landowner objections. Singapore has 5 major aerodomes, the majority of which are concentrated on the eastern half of the island.
    Spectrum:

    26.96 – 27.28 MHz, 29.70 – 30.00 MHz, both under 500mWERP, for RC aircraft and glider models.
    Technically, the 2.4GHz and 5.8GHz bands are not open for general RC use, but in practice have been used without enforcement issues.
    1.3GHz is not open for general RC use, and has in practice resulted in enforcement action taken.
    900MHz is not open for general RC use, and in any event is unavailable due to interference with cellular telephones.
    433MHz is not open for general RC use, and in any case ham operators are limited to 10mWERP of output power.
    Misc:

    Under our existing laws, aerial photography requires CAAS permission. There is some disagreement as to whether the laws apply to RC vehicles, as they were drafted with full scale manned flight in mind, but in practice the CAAS does regard it as something requiring their permission and flying camera operators do apply for and obtain it in advance. Bear in mind that Singapore is a tiny country with a significant number of military installations squeezed in amongst the urban landscape; taking unauthorized footage of military installations can have severe consequences.
    There is currently no restriction on commercial RC activities.
    Helpful links:

    CAAS’ fly it safe campaign

    South Africa
    According to SAMAA’s rules:
    • A UAV is an aircraft used for commercial or military purposes
    • model aircraft flight is considered to be commercial if it is used for any purpose other than the sport of flying the model or learning or teaching the sport of flying.
    • it is commercial if it is used for financial gain, i.e. aerial photography etc…
    • the operation of UAV’s is excluded from the SAMAA brief, as they are not considered recreational model aircraft
    • UAV’s are subject to specific sections of the SACAA regulations

    Thus, the CAA defers to SMAA, and SAMAA defers to the CAA
    SAMAA NATIONAL MODEL AIRCRAFT SAFETY CODE 2011 and UAS_notice

    Spain
    After spanish Air Safety Agency (AESA) had suspended “All UAV Operations in Spanish Airspace on April 8, 2014
    They opend skies up again sometime in August 14 till sometimes in Nov 14.
    If you want to fly now, you and your drone will need to get certified. This includes a theoretical test, medical check, and some check/certification of your drone.
    Your drone will get a serial number that hast to be put on the drone showing who’s it belongs to, manufacturer ect.
    Once you got these steps mastered you’ll be able to fly away from crowds up to a height of 120m and max. 500m away. If your drone is sub 2kg then you are allowed to fly as far as you your remote works but taking care of other limitations like stying away from people.
    Indoor flying is allowed without any special permission, as long as there are only a few peple areound. So a factor hall would be ok, a closed soccer stadium not.
    There is some information of some more uppcomming law changes sometimes in April 2015

    economia.elpais.com/economia/2014/07/04/actualidad/1404487378_265919.html

    Sweden
    You need permision for all commercial or mission operations, for research or tests for such operations and for operations out of sight from the pilot.
    You don´t need permission for recreation/hobby flights.
    Swedish language https://www.transportstyrelsen.se/tsfs/TSFS 2013_27.pdf

    Switzerland
    Multicopter up to 30kg can be used commercialy without any big limitations. As of August 1st 2014 you’ll need a permit to fly above aerias with a lot of pople (concerts, publi viewings etc.) The usual media laws apply (e.g. the right to the personal image, name and personal rights) or other legal provisions.
    Kantone (cantons/states) can set local laws that further limt what is allowed. Further down is a example of the city of Zürich.

    General Swiss law:
    German: <http://www.bazl.admin.ch/dienstleistungen/02658/index.html?lang=de
    French: http://www.bazl.admin.ch/dienstleistungen/02658/index.html?lang=fr
    Italian: http://www.bazl.admin.ch/dienstleistungen/02658/index.html?lang=it

    More legal aspects for filming with a drone:

    German: http://www.edoeb.admin.ch/datenschutz/00625/00729/01171/index.html?lang=de
    French: http://www.edoeb.admin.ch/datenschutz/00625/00729/01171/index.html?lang=fr
    Italian: http://www.edoeb.admin.ch/datenschutz/00625/00729/01171/index.html?lang=it
    To order a special permit to fly over crowds you’ll find all information on following pages

    German: http://www.bazl.admin.ch/dienstleistungen/02658/03845/index.html?lang=de
    French: http://www.bazl.admin.ch/dienstleistungen/02658/03845/index.html?lang=fr

    Special limitations for:
    Zürich – https://www.stadt-zuerich.ch/content/dam/stzh/pd/Deutsch/Stadtpolizei/Publikationen und Broschueren/Merkblatt_Multicopter.pdf

    The Netherlands
    It is prohibited to use any RPAS / UAS drone professional (commercial) to fly, unless you receive an exemption. An exemption may be requested from the Environment and Transport Inspectorate (ILT or ILENT). The inspection uses thereby frameworks for safe, orderly and expeditious flow of air traffic and to protect the public safety in the use of airspace by a drone.

    To the exemption rules and restrictions such as: ◦ Certificate of Registration of the UAS (BVI) ◦ Certificate of Airworthiness of the UAS (BoL) ◦ Insurance for UAS ◦ Proof of Competence of the pilot (BvB) ◦ Safety Management System for the organization / owner of the UAS (VMS)
    You must also take into account: ◦ TUG-exemption (Take exceptional use) for the area where the drone’s takeoff and landing.
    The requirements to be to get this waiver are in compliance information bulletin (dutch language). http://www.hoogtezicht.nl/images/formulieren/Informatiebulletin_RPAS_UAS_ontheffing_sept_2013.pdf
    A UAS drone should be (driver + cameraman or supervisor) always flown in a two-piece band, the second person does not need to have the necessary experience and aeronautical knowledge.

    The Environment and Transport Inspectorate (ILENT) supervises compliance with these laws and regulations relating to the unmanned aircraft and maintains it.

    http://wetten.overheid.nl/BWBR0019147/geldigheidsdatum_14-12-2014

    UK
    1. you cannot fly over build up areas or within 200 metres of built up areas.
    2. you do not need any special permissions to fly anything under 20kg
    3. If you fly for commercial reasons then you need a permit and have to give up to 3 months notice to fly over build up areas.

    Otherwise authorities are pretty good, unless someone does something stupid like flying over stadiums etc.

    If we are sensible then the uk is very tolerant.
    "Think before you do"

    Here is the CAA website

    http://www.caa.co.uk/default.aspx?catid=1995

    Also the British Model Flying Association

    While originally for planes they do have a multicopter section and you can join and take a licence to demonstrate your skill

    https://www.bmfa.org/

    USA
    As of now there its forbinden to fly multicopters / drones commercialy within the USA.
    The FAA is working on some laws which will allow a legal certification. Maybe we will see a change in 2014 or 2015
    There’s a nice map showing no fly zones.
    https://www.noflyzone.eu
    federal aviation administration
    http://knowbeforeyoufly.org

    Source: http://www.riot.ch/legal-information-about-flying-multicopter-drones-commercial/
     
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    Re: Law aspects of drones usage in EU countries (info and links)

    I edited the post a little bit and will post more laws & rules soon.
     
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    As far as I understand this is valid only for commercial use (in the Netherlands).
     
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    midego Administrator Staff Member

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    This list does not directly include information about the hobbiest flyer.
     
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    the one for belgium is wrong
    currently:
    uav/drones can be used for private and non-commercial use. Camera isn't allowed

    near futur:
    they are working on the law, they understand the need for drones, even fire brigade is using them (illegally)
    so new rules soon (was even an item on the news)
     
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    Update for Belgium

    Er ligt een nieuw wetsvoorstel op tafel die het gebruik van onbemande vliegtuigen in België moet toelaten. Men maakt onderscheid tussen privé en commercieel gebruik. Privé zou je tot een hoogte van 30 meter mogen vliegen, mits toelating van de grondeigenaar. Commercieel ligt er een plafondhoogte van 90 meter op tafel, mits te voldoen aan een aantal voorwaarden. Zo zal je moeten slagen voor een theoretisch, praktisch en medisch examen. Daarnaast is een gekeurd toestel verplicht en zal je de nodige draaiboeken moeten voorzien. Het voorstel ligt nu klaar om goedgekeurd te worden, die goedkeuring is voorzien in het najaar van 2015. Voorlopig blijft alles dus nog even zoals het is...

    New law proposal:
    - personal use: flight limited to 30M altitude
    - commercial: flight limited to 90M altitude, with obligations: theoretical, practical and medical exam of the pilot and drone must be approved and have the necessary manuals.
     
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    Hi Midego.

    In the UK the main rules are:-
    1 you cannot fly over build up areas or within 200 metres of built up areas.
    2 you do not need any special permissions to fly anything under 20kg
    3 If you fly for commercial reasons then you need a permit and have to give up to 3 months notice to fly over build up areas.

    Otherwise authorities are pretty good, unless someone does something stupid like flying over stadiums etc.

    If we are sensible then the uk is very tolerant.
    "Think before you do"

    Here is the CAA website

    http://www.caa.co.uk/default.aspx?catid=1995

    Also the British Model Flying Association

    While originally for planes they do have a multicopter section and you can join and take a licence to demonstrate your skill

    https://www.bmfa.org/
     
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    Thanks, I added them to the first post.
     
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    Hi @midego ,
    the informations above about Italy is correct for professional use.
    For recreational or sport usage you do not need to certify neither the UAV nor the pilot, provided that you use the drone within 200m from you and not higher then 70m; only in daylight and you cannot fly over build up areas or within 150 metres of built up areas.
    For this reason I would suggest to use the Q500 Typhoon GUI software to modify the limits of the geo-fence.
    Here I have posted a pdf (in italian) provided recently (04/30/2015) from the Italian Police Dept.
     
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    Midego, would be great to extend this post with information for the hobbiest pilot. With the holiday season at our doorsteps, it would be nice to know whether you can leave your drone at home, or take it with you for a flight on your holiday destination.
     
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    If people post the rules of their country I will update the opening post :)
     
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    In the UK you can take your drone on a chartered flight but the only real problem is that you will have to pay for two bags or similar
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    Your normal bag plus your drone (just like golf clubs) This may cost you £25 each way.

    Or you could travel on some airlines by putting it in a larger suitcase (as it is v light) and it may cost you £30 (Monarch Airlines)

    Or if you are UK based Jet 2 holidays allow you to take another bag (or box) up to 23KGs for £17 each way.

    So it is possible but the wife may not like it :)
     
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    Midego,

    General rules for private use of drones in France (it is not my home country, but want to go there for the summer holidays):
    • Up to 150 meter
    • Outside urban areas
    • Outside areas with lots of people or animals
    • Not near airfields or flight tracks
    • Photographing a person on his private property is only allowed with its permission
    Source is a Dutch web site with information on living in France: http://infofrankrijk.com/drones/
     
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    Thanks, added to the list.
     
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    Thanks for posting all this very useful information midego
     
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    Very helpful info, thanks mrburns
     
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    In the US you also can't fly over Federal properties. This includes water dams managed by Army Corps of Engineers and parks protected by EPA. Also can't fly over drinking water (but some you can swim in. LOL).

    At this time I could not find it in any law. But after flying over one near my home I was told by a park ranger that I can't. She told me i could get a ticket and the "DRONE" seize. I did clarify this was a Quad Copter but that did not change her opinion.
     
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    About Germany.

    Is it really necessary to have insurance? Or it is only for copters up to 25 kg? But for Q500 nothing is necessary?
     
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    Education note:

    Received my 4k today and upon opening there was confirmation of uk rules.

    Good idea for all distributors to push this out with each box.
     

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