published : 2017-05-19 changed: 2018-05-23
Some of you might know, that in Germany there is a new regulation for drones and UAVs (unmanned areal vehicle). I just wanted to post something about that. As this is my Hobby and I'm directly affected by this...
I already wrote some things about that here.
Now, since a couple of months this new regulation is effective, wich is aiming a lot at those camera carrying drones like Phantom and such. (This list is not intended to be exhaustive. This is what I researched for me and my type of flying)
in addition to that, the old No-Fly-Zones (Airports, Helipads etc) are also still valid. Also flying in natural reserves usually is vorbidden.
For the usual drone-Flyer thit actually does not mean a lot of change. Well, except for those, who like to fly 200m high, this might be a bit annoying.
But the most important thing, it seems nobody actually knows, that these regulations existed and do exist! Especially the media is not really a role model here. It seems like every 2nd shot needs to be a cool drone shot, no matter if flown over cities, private property, autobahns or whatever.
Just the other day on RTL, they filmed in the garden of some Messie using a drone! I bet they did not have a permit for doing that. Not only that flying above private property is forbidden, also it is not allowed to invade someones privacy with or without a drone - and this was privacy invasion, if you asked me.
No wonder people get afraid of this technology. "Can you film me from up there" and if I show them, what kind of photo that is, they are usually reassured.
But if dad goes in to the next tech marked and buys a drone for his son, the guy at the counter will not tell him, that he needs to have an insureance and for that heavy thing you need to have a proof of knowledge and btw. flying before the age of 14 is not allowed"... No, he will not say something like that, because that might prevent the deal.
realy a sad world
created Stephan Bösebeck (stephan)