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Professional Swiss visit

Discussion in 'Phantom 3 Help' started by Duenas, Jan 12, 2016.

  1. Duenas

    Jan 12, 2016
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    Anyone from Switzerland here? Planning a visit there 1st week of February. Any restrictions on flying UAV there? Will be staying 8 days mostly in Interlaken. Anyone had issues passing through Zurich Airport? Thanks in advance.
  2. Photofun

    Nov 1, 2015
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  3. byrne68

    Jan 2, 2016
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    Neuch√Ętel, Switzerland
    That above link is broken (https link cut/paste problem with this forum)... here's a workaround tinyURL to the OFAC English page.

    In summary;

    Allowed without authorisation:
    • phantom is ok (under 10 kg)
    • visual line of sight required
    • respect private lives of others
    • FPV OK, if second spotter keeps aircraft in VLOS AND he/she can also control the aircraft

    Authorisation needed:
    • for crafts greater that 30 kg
    • using FPV without second spotter/pilot
    • flying within 5 km of airport
    • flying over crowds (min distance 100 meters if more than 24 persons) * exception = events related to RC and copter flying, etc.

    Unmentioned :
    • No altitude limit

    Local rules can also be applied, for example the city of La Chaux-de-Fonds does not allow "drones" within the city limits without authorisation. So check with specific cities before flying in them.

    Attached to this post is the latest PDF flyer from OFAC in French and German (no English available). OFAC = FAA equivalent here in Switzerland.

    I carry this brochure with me in my bag when I fly.

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