Subcategory A1 (under 250g)

The contents of this website refer to legal bases which have not entered into force.

For drones under 250g (subcategory A1)

I fly a drone which weighs under 250 g. This puts me in the open A1 subcategory under EU law. 

My drone must have both a CE marking and the C0 class marking. If not, I fly my drone in the transitional category limited open.


The A1 subcategory at a glance



Pilot registration



According to the EU drone regulation, if I fly a drone equipped with a camera or sensor which is capable of recording personal data, I am required to register with the official operator registry UAS.gate*



*Switzerland has not yet adopted the EU drone regulation, registration is therefore voluntary and free of charge for drone pilots in Switzerland until further notice.

Further information on the current situation for Swiss drone pilots in terms of registration, training and exam are available in the FAQ (section "Motion 20.3916 and the application of the EU drone regulation in Switzerland").

Further information

Last modification 18.08.2021

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