The Alliance for sensible drone regulation in Switzerland

The Alliance for Reasonable UAV Regulation in Switzerland was created in response to the FOCA's planned takeover of European UAV regulation with effect from 1 January 2021.

The Alliance is in favour of a moderate and reasonable limitation of the operation of drones to the benefit of all aircraft, but requires a clear and strict separation between private drones and drones operated for a specific (commercial or innovative) purpose. Our drone pilots can count on a lot of experience, are very familiar with the rules and regulations and use professional drones, most of which have redundant safety features, so it is necessary to clearly differentiate risks for third parties.  

With the planned adoption of the European UAV regulation [introduction of the EU 2019/947 with adaptation of the VLK (DETEC Ordinance on Special Category Aircraft)], the operation of UAVs in Switzerland will be newly regulated. No distinction will be made between whether a drone operation is carried out by a private individual (leisure) or whether it is for commercial or innovative purposes. For this reason, the new drone regulation restricts innovative companies, universities, etc. in the same way as the private operation of drones. 

Why sensor grounding should be prevented for Switzerland as a location for business and research

Illustrative material 

Members of the Alliance

Working group of the alliance

The composition of the working group is as follows:

Link to the Website

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.