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The FOCA has started the implementation work for the introduction of the European regulation. This allows drone pilots to fly under the same rules throughout European airspace in future.

Latest news from the SFCD

The rapid growth of drone technology has intensified the call in the European Union for uniform legislation on unmanned aerial vehicles already years ago. In 2015, the European Aviation Safety Agency EASA began work on a comprehensive European drone regulation. As a non-EU member, Switzerland was also able to participate actively in this work. The new regulation, which will also be implemented in Switzerland from June 2020, allows the cross-border transfer of drone technology and thus creates a basic prerequisite for the growing drone industry. The uniform legislation will also make it easier for recreational pilots to use their drone in neighbouring countries.

New EASA publication

EASA's new publication contains the rules and procedures for the operation of unmanned aerial vehicles, displayed in a consolidated, easy-to-read format with enhanced navigation fu...

New date General Assembly

New date General Assembly

  • Saturday 6 June 2020 at Hotel Arte in Olten

details will follow later

The new SFCD website

Dear members

The new SVZD website is online. It looks more modern, is more informative, multilingual and of course responsive. The site is under construction and will be continu...

General Assembly is postponed

Due to the current uncertain situation of the corona virus, the Board of Directors today decided to postpone the General Assembly until the end of April, possibly the beginning of ...

Important information to members

We are closely following the announcements of the federal and cantonal authorities and will - if necessary from an epidemiological point of view - communicate whether and, if so, u...

Vision for the Swiss airspace of the future

The vision adopted at the end of 2019 paints a picture of the future that includes all current and future airspace users. Thanks to a flexible architecture, new user needs and tech...

European regulation of drones

Switzerland adopts EU drone regulation

Switzerland will adopt the new European drone regulation. It will come into force from June 2020. From this date onwards, drone pilots will be required to register. 

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.