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Policy Introduction

On May 24, 2019, the European Commission adopted a new set of regulations for the operation of drones across Europe. The regulations apply in Germany starting from December 31, 2020.
The Federal Ministry of Transport and Digital Infrastructure in Germany is transferring the EU regulations into the national law. The followings are some general rules for drone flight operations.

Fly below the altitude limit of 120 meters above the ground

Always maintain line of sight of the aircraft

Do not fly in and over sensitive areas

Do not fly over crowds

Drone operators must have liability insurance

Respect privacy of others and do not film/take pictures of anyone without their expressed consent

Steps to follow as new drone pilot

  • Register yourself as drone operator/owner.
  • Apply label with your eID on your drone.
  • Complete the required training if you operate a drone above 250g.
    Make sure you are properly insured.
*The content above is only for reference and is subject to change.
Read the local regulations and consult authorities if necessary before flying your drone.

Battery Transportation

Please read through your airline's battery transportation regulations when traveling with LiPo batteries.We've listed IATA safety and security regulations for battery transportation here for your reference, and most airlines’ regulations are similar to these.

Learn about regulations for your specific product

Small Batteries

Battery Energy<100 Wh
Carry-on BaggageEach passenger can carry no more than 20 detached batteries on board. Attached batteries can be carried on board.
Checked-in BaggageDetached batteries cannot be checked in. Equipment with small attached batteries can be checked in.
Common EquipmentMavic Series, Phantom Series, Spark, Osmo Series, product accessories.
 apply to this battery regulation

Medium Batteries

Battery Energy100-160 Wh
Carry-on BaggageEach passenger can carry no more than 2 detached batteries on board. Attached batteries can be carried on board.
Checked-in BaggageDetached batteries cannot be checked in. Equipment with medium attached batteries can be checked in.
Common EquipmentCertain Inspire and Matrice aircraft.
 apply to this battery regulation

Large Batteries

Battery Energy>160 Wh
Carry-on BaggageCannot be carried on board.
Checked-in BaggageCannot be checked in.
Common EquipmentMG Series, Certain Matrice aircraft.
 apply to this battery regulation

*The rules above are just for your reference and subject to change. For specific and detailed regulations, visit your airline's website.

Selected Aerial Images

Credit: SkyPixel , Photographer ⓒDaniel Haussmann

Credit: SkyPixel , Photographer ⓒDaniel Haussmann

Credit: SkyPixel , Photographer ⓒRobert aus Karlsruhe

Credit: SkyPixel , Photographer ⓒRobert aus Karlsruhe

Credit: SkyPixel , Photographer ⓒRonny Kiaulehn

Credit: SkyPixel , Photographer ⓒRonny Kiaulehn