Film- und Video­produk­tion­en

Swiss Safety rules when fly­ing drones

19 MAY 17

Many films we watch on the in­ter­net shows that the com­mon rules for a safe drone fly­ing are not known! As a pro­vider of drone ser­vices, it’s a per­son­al mat­ter that (1) your drone hast the tech­nic­al re­quire­ments for a safe flight and (2) that you know the rules defined by the BAZL (The Swiss Fed­er­al Of­fice of Civil Avi­ation) which tries to reg­u­late and make the air­space safe.

Keep these points in mind when you fly with your own drone:

  1. Hold visu­al con­tact
  2. Drones are not al­lowed to be used over gath­er­ings of people with­in a ra­di­us of 100 meters
  3. No drones with­in a ra­di­us of 5k to air­ports. Here’s the map with the for­bid­den aren­as.
  4. Any­one who op­er­ates a drone with a weight of more than 500 grams must en­sure li­ab­il­ity cov­er­age of at least 1 mil­lion Swiss francs for any dam­age
  5. Video glasses are not al­lowed, ex­cept a second per­son can steer the drone (with visu­al con­tact)
  6. Note the spe­cial reg­u­la­tions of the Data Pro­tec­tion Act / the reg­u­la­tions for the pro­tec­tion of mil­it­ary in­stall­a­tions and the spe­cial reg­u­la­tions of the can­tons

These are the most im­port­ant points. Check out the full list on the BAZL web­site.

We wish you a safe flight!