Safe flying of a drone

How do I fly my drone safely?

Safe flying of a drone

Drones are remotely controlled, usually very small aircraft. They are subject to the same legislation as model aircraft. In principle, drones weighing less than 30 kilograms may be operated without a permit, as long as the operator (or “pilot”) maintains visual contact with the device at all times. It is prohibited to operate a drone above gatherings of people. The criteria for the operation of drones with a weight of up to 30 kilograms are specified in the DETEC Ordinance on Special Categories of Aircraft.

We wish you a lot of fun and always a safe flight.

Regulations and general questions relating to drones

  • I know and comply with the law.
  • I have complete control of my drone.
  • I respect other people's privacy.
  • I am not a danger to people or animals.
  • I do not fly in nature reserves.
  • I check with the local authorities abaut any flying restriction.
  • I avoid other aircraft in good time.
  • I am properly insured.
  • I don't fly more than 150 meters in control zones.
  • I don't fly near emergency services are working.
  • I don't fly over or near 100 m of crowds.
  • I never fly without a visual.
  • The drone doesn't weigh more than 30 kg.


Map of the Federal Office for Civil Aviation

Where can I fly everywhere?

The Federal Office of Civil Aviation will show you the zones with restrictions for model aircraft and drones and the official aeronautical map of Switzerland.