Drones and aircraft models


Drones are mostly remotely piloted aeral vehicles. They are de jure aircraft models. Up to a weight of 30 kg these aeral vehicles can basically be operated without a special permission under the condition that the pilot has at anytime eye contact with the flying object. Furthermore drones are not allowed to fly above gatherings of people.

More information see: Permits for the operation of drones with less than 30 kg.


Further information


Federal Office of Civil Aviation (FOCA)
3003 Bern
Tel: +41 58 465 80 39


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